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Photo Lesson 4 Composition

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Photo Lesson 4 Composition

  1. 1. Photo Composition
  2. 2. ROOKIE MISTAKES <ul><li>Too Dark </li></ul>
  3. 3. ROOKIE MISTAKES <ul><li>Holding The Camera Wrong - Use Two Hands and Don’t Block The Lens </li></ul>
  4. 4. ROOKIE MISTAKES <ul><li>Too Bright - too much flash or wrong white balance </li></ul>
  5. 5. ROOKIE MISTAKES <ul><li>Camera Shake </li></ul>
  6. 6. ROOKIE MISTAKES <ul><li>Fingers In Lens </li></ul>
  7. 7. ROOKIE MISTAKES <ul><li>Shooting From Behind </li></ul>
  8. 8. ROOKIE MISTAKES <ul><li>Shooting Into Glass </li></ul>
  9. 9. ROOKIE MISTAKES <ul><li>Ear Shot </li></ul>
  10. 10. ROOKIE MISTAKES <ul><li>Mugging (posing) for the Camera </li></ul>
  11. 11. ROOKIE MISTAKES <ul><li>Cutting off body parts </li></ul>
  12. 12. Tips from the Masters <ul><li>Find the unusual in the everyday </li></ul>
  13. 13. Tips from the Masters <ul><li>Find the unusual in the everyday </li></ul>
  14. 14. Tips from the Masters <ul><li>Look for action: doing something is better than doing nothing </li></ul>
  15. 15. Tips from the Masters <ul><li>Get Close </li></ul>
  16. 16. Tips from the Masters <ul><li>Get Close </li></ul>
  17. 17. Tips from the Masters <ul><li>Focus, focus, focus </li></ul>
  18. 18. Tips from the Masters <ul><li>Crop at shoulders, </li></ul><ul><li>waist and knees </li></ul>
  19. 19. Tips from the Masters <ul><li>Verticals = tall </li></ul><ul><li>Horizontals = wide </li></ul>
  20. 20. Tips from the Masters <ul><li>You always need to </li></ul><ul><li>See the face, except… </li></ul>
  21. 21. Tips from the Masters <ul><li>Look for emotion </li></ul><ul><li>Or expression </li></ul>
  22. 22. Tips from the Masters <ul><li>Look for emotion </li></ul><ul><li>Or expression </li></ul>
  23. 23. Tips from the Masters <ul><li>Try A POV Shot </li></ul><ul><li>(Point of View) </li></ul>
  24. 24. Tips from the Masters <ul><li>Break the photo up </li></ul><ul><li>Into thirds </li></ul>
  25. 25. Tips from the Masters <ul><li>Break the photo </li></ul><ul><li>into thirds </li></ul>
  26. 26. Tips from the Masters <ul><li>Frame the subject </li></ul><ul><li>when possible </li></ul>
  27. 27. Tips from the Masters <ul><li>Frame the subject </li></ul><ul><li>when possible </li></ul>
  28. 28. Tips from the Masters <ul><li>Watch out for distractions </li></ul>
  29. 29. Tips from the Masters <ul><li>Too many subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Makes a boring picture </li></ul>
  30. 30. Tips from the Masters <ul><li>Look for repeated </li></ul><ul><li>form or shapes </li></ul>
  31. 31. Tips from the Masters <ul><li>Repeated form or </li></ul><ul><li>shapes are interesting </li></ul>
  32. 32. Tips from the Masters <ul><li>Don’t shoot straight </li></ul><ul><li>Try different angles </li></ul>
  33. 33. Tips from the Masters <ul><li>Don’t shoot straight </li></ul><ul><li>Try different angles </li></ul>
  34. 34. Tips from the Masters <ul><li>Don’t shoot straight </li></ul><ul><li>Try different angles </li></ul>
  35. 35. Tips from the Masters <ul><li>Don’t shoot straight </li></ul><ul><li>Try different angles </li></ul>
  36. 36. Tips from the Masters <ul><li>Lines lead the eyes </li></ul>
  37. 37. Tips from the Masters <ul><li>Lines lead the eyes </li></ul>
  38. 38. Tips from the Masters <ul><li>Shape adds depth </li></ul>
  39. 39. Tips from the Masters <ul><li>Pan with the action to avoid blur </li></ul>
  40. 40. Tips from the Masters <ul><li>Some blur is acceptable in action </li></ul>
  41. 41. Tips from the Masters <ul><li>Use backlight to create silhouettes </li></ul>
  42. 42. Tips from the Masters <ul><li>Look for useful shadows </li></ul>
  43. 43. Tips from the Masters <ul><li>Keep an eye out </li></ul><ul><li>For fun </li></ul>
  44. 44. Tips from the Masters <ul><li>Keep an eye out </li></ul><ul><li>For fun </li></ul>
  45. 45. Tips from the Masters <ul><li>Check out flickr.com for interesting photo ideas </li></ul>

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