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Photography presentation

  1. 1. What makes a good photo? Here are some things that will make any photo look very good and grab attention: • • • • • • • • • • • • Intimacy Human interest Mood Camera angle Spontaneity Contrast Drama Light and shadow Luminocity Realism Innovation Creativity
  2. 2. Intimacy - the feeling of being close and belonging together. Close or warm friendship. Emotion can be melted with intimacy. Human interest - a photo that draws the viewer into the picture where they may linger over it rather than a curious glance. Mood - the atmosphere or pervading tone of a place or situation. Camera angle - look up, down and vary your position to capture a unique perspective. Try different lens too! Spontaneity - the quality of being spontaneous and coming from natural feelings without constraint. Contrast - usually when people think of contrast, they think in light and dark terms but how many other varieties are there? Tall and short, big and small, strong and weak, old and young. The list can stretch for miles. Drama - something that creates an instant emotional impact to the viewer. A tragedy, struggle, triumph or happiness.
  3. 3. Light and shadow – “Taking advantage of low angle light I was able to capture the suns rays through this glass of water. Although this type of photo is not everyone's delight. I found it created an interesting combination.” Luminosity - emitting or reflecting light. This one was a tough one for me, as I think of sunrise and sunsets or light reflecting off the water. I do not have many kinds of these photos. I had to look hard in the archives for a photo for this theme.
  4. 4. Realism – showing how people live. Innovation - introducing something from a different perspective. Creativity - "What is creativity?" and you'll get a terrific tangle of's offbeat and mysterious, multiple exposures, darkroom (ed. Photoshop?) trickery,...The dictionary equates creative with being original in thought or expression." Taking from all the "What makes a good photo" subjects and wrapping it up to produce a creative photo. The opportunities are all around us. All we have to do is look and apply. As the quote from the article I saved concludes, "Don't let creativity escape you - we all have it." Source:
  5. 5. Henri Cartier-Bresson French, b. 1908, d. 2004 “To take a photograph is to align the head, the eye and the heart. It's a way of life. ” Born in Chanteloup, Seine-etMarne, Henri Cartier-Bresson developed a strong fascination with painting early on, and particularly with Surrealism. In 1932 he discovered the Leica - his camera of choice thereafter. He explained his approach to photography in these terms, '"For me the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity, the master of the instant which, in visual terms, questions and decides simultaneously. It is by economy of means that one arrives at simplicity of expression."
  6. 6. FRANCE. 1932. Paris. Place de l'Europe. Gare Saint Lazare. This is one of the most famous pictures taken by Carter-Bresson. Photographer captured the unique moment of weightlessness of a man trying to jump over the puddle. The picture has everything it could possibly have: lines created by the fence and a ladder in the water, reflection, shaped, light and shadows, separation of the background and the object off the center. This photo is alive, you almost feel how the next moment man will step into the water and everything and everyone will start their movement, their lives.
  7. 7. SOVIET UNION. 1954. Russia. Moscow. Canteen for workers building the Hotel Metropole. To me this picture brings memories of old photo albums with black-and-white pictures of my grandparents and parents as babies. Soviet workers, both men and women, simple straight lines in the architecture, Lenin’s portrait and a hall, well rather board, of fame to the right of the picture. The photo reflects soviet life an people as they were – hardworking, communicative, t ired but still smiling.
  8. 8. USA. 1947. New York City. Manhattan. Downtown. This picture is loneliness, sensuality, strong character and humanity. The long narrow labyrinth of streets, grey and dull buildings, deserted cold town – you feel it as you look at the picture. However, some kindness is present in the picture and it is a central object in it. A man reaching his hand out to a kitten or puppy, probably holding some food or just willing to take the little one and press it to his chest. This picture makes you think, makes you feel. It is very contradictory and this makes it a good photo. Source:
  9. 9. Terry Richardson American, b.1965, now 48 Richardson was born in New York City, the son of Bob Richardson, a fashion photographer. He was shy as a teenager and began photography in high school. In his work Richardson explores ideas of sexuality capturing nudity and both simulated and actual sexual acts in his pictures. Most of his models are shot before a white background, but sometimes it expands into something different. In the end of photoshoot terry usually swaps glasses with his model and they take a picture with thumbs up.
  10. 10. Karlie Kloss by Terry Richardson for Vogue UK November 2011 Here are some pictures that Terry took for the Vogue magazine. They look very bright and glamorous.
  11. 11. If previous pictures had a lot of red on them these are in blue colour theme. What makes there pictures good is an original use of places and surroundings. The pictures reflect some kind of retro style with all the mirrors, light signs and fast food. Also, pictures look a bit old, at least 7-10 years. Obviously this was achieved by using layers in Photoshop or other program.
  12. 12. These pictures were taken during the same photoshoot however they are black and white. Black and white pictures add some age to the pictures but also some kind of sensitivity and intimacy. In these pictures there is beauty, movement, sex and seduction. For those who had ever seen a few photoshoots by Terry will recognise his manner and the way he presents pictures. His pictures have lines, shadows, reflection and beautiful model. What can make a picture better?
  13. 13. So to conclude, most of the good pictures have something unique captured on them. For me most of the best pictures are in black and white or old pictures. Black and white show all the shadows ands emotions. They make the people see what is important and central at that picture rather than being destructed by bright colours. Also, good picture has to have some motion or suddenness. The person in the picture doesn’t always have to look at the camera, however, if the model is woman it is the best part of the photo as she attracts and almost talks to the person with her eyes. But the main thing is to be creative and see original things and features that can be captured.