WWW.PHOTOBLAZR.COM How to  make  strong photographs
Objective of today’s session? <ul><li>Understand how to  think  like a photographer </li></ul><ul><li>Start taking photogr...
First Important Question of the day What makes a strong photograph?
<ul><li>Captures the interest of the viewer </li></ul>
<ul><li>Communicates or shares a message </li></ul>© Chris Hondros / 2008 Getty Images
<ul><li>Composed effectively </li></ul>© Steve McCurry
Second Important Question of the Day <ul><li>Q: How can YOU make strong photographs? </li></ul><ul><li>A:  Think  like a p...
How does one  think  like a photographer? <ul><li>Before you click the shutter, ask yourself: </li></ul><ul><li>Is this an...
Composition techniques for a  strong  photograph <ul><li>‘ Rule of Thirds’ </li></ul><ul><li>Fill the frame </li></ul><ul>...
Composition techniques for a  strong  photograph <ul><li>Rule of Thirds </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine two lines dividing the p...
© Deshan Tennekoon Rule of Thirds
© Deshan Tennekoon Rule of Thirds
Rule of Thirds <ul><li>Creates:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tension </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
Rule of Thirds
Rule of Thirds
Rule of Thirds
Rule of Thirds
Focus first
Recompose
<ul><li>1. Half-Press the shutter to lock focus </li></ul>Half-Press Focus
Half-Press Focus 2. Hold shutter and recompose
Half-Press Focus 3. Push the shutter down all the way  gently
Half-Press Focus <ul><li>Step 1: Point at subject and half-press to focus </li></ul>
<ul><li>Step 1: Point at subject and half-press to focus </li></ul><ul><li>Step 2: Hold button and recompose </li></ul><ul...
Composition techniques for a  strong  photograph <ul><li>‘ Rule of Thirds’ </li></ul><ul><li>Fill the frame </li></ul><ul>...
Fill the frame <ul><li>Only keep the elements that ADD to your picture </li></ul><ul><li>Remember the environment can add ...
Fill the frame © Steve McCurry Only keep elements that  add  to the picture
Fill the frame Here the environment adds to the picture
Fill the frame Crop the photo later to fill up the frame
Composition techniques for a  strong  photograph <ul><li>‘ Rule of Thirds’ </li></ul><ul><li>Fill the frame </li></ul><ul>...
Point of view <ul><li>Don’t take the same picture everyone else has </li></ul>
Point of view
Point of view
Point of view Is there a more interesting way to tell the same story?
Is there a more interesting way to tell the same story? Point of view
Point of view Is there a more interesting way to tell the same story?
Composition techniques for a  strong  photograph <ul><li>‘ Rule of Thirds’ </li></ul><ul><li>Fill the frame </li></ul><ul>...
Catch the moment © Henri Cartier-Bresson
Catch the moment © Jodi Cobb
Catch the moment <ul><li>Anticipate the action - Keep both eyes open </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-focus the camera (Half-press te...
Catch the moment © Sasi Shanmugarajah
Catch the moment
Composition techniques for a  strong  photograph <ul><li>‘ Rule of Thirds’ </li></ul><ul><li>Fill the frame </li></ul><ul>...
Take-away message <ul><li>Think about these guide-lines every time you take a photo </li></ul>
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How To Make Strong Photographs With 4 Simple Composition Rules

  1. 1. WWW.PHOTOBLAZR.COM How to make strong photographs
  2. 2. Objective of today’s session? <ul><li>Understand how to think like a photographer </li></ul><ul><li>Start taking photographs and not snapshots </li></ul>
  3. 3. First Important Question of the day What makes a strong photograph?
  4. 4. <ul><li>Captures the interest of the viewer </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Communicates or shares a message </li></ul>© Chris Hondros / 2008 Getty Images
  6. 6. <ul><li>Composed effectively </li></ul>© Steve McCurry
  7. 7. Second Important Question of the Day <ul><li>Q: How can YOU make strong photographs? </li></ul><ul><li>A: Think like a photographer when you shoot </li></ul>
  8. 8. How does one think like a photographer? <ul><li>Before you click the shutter, ask yourself: </li></ul><ul><li>Is this an effective composition? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does it capture interest? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does it communicate what I want it to? </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Composition techniques for a strong photograph <ul><li>‘ Rule of Thirds’ </li></ul><ul><li>Fill the frame </li></ul><ul><li>Use an original point of view </li></ul><ul><li>Catch the moment </li></ul>
  10. 10. Composition techniques for a strong photograph <ul><li>Rule of Thirds </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine two lines dividing the photo into equal sections </li></ul><ul><li>Position the subject on one of these lines </li></ul>
  11. 11. © Deshan Tennekoon Rule of Thirds
  12. 12. © Deshan Tennekoon Rule of Thirds
  13. 13. Rule of Thirds <ul><li>Creates: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tension </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interest </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Rule of Thirds
  15. 15. Rule of Thirds
  16. 16. Rule of Thirds
  17. 17. Rule of Thirds
  18. 18. Focus first
  19. 19. Recompose
  20. 20. <ul><li>1. Half-Press the shutter to lock focus </li></ul>Half-Press Focus
  21. 21. Half-Press Focus 2. Hold shutter and recompose
  22. 22. Half-Press Focus 3. Push the shutter down all the way gently
  23. 23. Half-Press Focus <ul><li>Step 1: Point at subject and half-press to focus </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Step 1: Point at subject and half-press to focus </li></ul><ul><li>Step 2: Hold button and recompose </li></ul><ul><li>Step 3: Squeeze shutter </li></ul>Half-Press Focus
  25. 25. Composition techniques for a strong photograph <ul><li>‘ Rule of Thirds’ </li></ul><ul><li>Fill the frame </li></ul><ul><li>Use an original point of view </li></ul><ul><li>Catch the moment </li></ul>
  26. 26. Fill the frame <ul><li>Only keep the elements that ADD to your picture </li></ul><ul><li>Remember the environment can add to your picture </li></ul><ul><li>Crop the photo later to fill it if you need to </li></ul>
  27. 27. Fill the frame © Steve McCurry Only keep elements that add to the picture
  28. 28. Fill the frame Here the environment adds to the picture
  29. 29. Fill the frame Crop the photo later to fill up the frame
  30. 30. Composition techniques for a strong photograph <ul><li>‘ Rule of Thirds’ </li></ul><ul><li>Fill the frame </li></ul><ul><li>Use an original point of view </li></ul><ul><li>Catch the moment </li></ul>
  31. 31. Point of view <ul><li>Don’t take the same picture everyone else has </li></ul>
  32. 32. Point of view
  33. 33. Point of view
  34. 34. Point of view Is there a more interesting way to tell the same story?
  35. 35. Is there a more interesting way to tell the same story? Point of view
  36. 36. Point of view Is there a more interesting way to tell the same story?
  37. 37. Composition techniques for a strong photograph <ul><li>‘ Rule of Thirds’ </li></ul><ul><li>Fill the frame </li></ul><ul><li>Use an original point of view </li></ul><ul><li>Catch the moment </li></ul>
  38. 38. Catch the moment © Henri Cartier-Bresson
  39. 39. Catch the moment © Jodi Cobb
  40. 40. Catch the moment <ul><li>Anticipate the action - Keep both eyes open </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-focus the camera (Half-press technique) </li></ul><ul><li>Patience! </li></ul>
  41. 41. Catch the moment © Sasi Shanmugarajah
  42. 42. Catch the moment
  43. 43. Composition techniques for a strong photograph <ul><li>‘ Rule of Thirds’ </li></ul><ul><li>Fill the frame </li></ul><ul><li>Use an original point of view </li></ul><ul><li>Catch the moment </li></ul>
  44. 44. Take-away message <ul><li>Think about these guide-lines every time you take a photo </li></ul>

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