Senior Grad Photography

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My senior graduate project.

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  • Photography
    By: Dylan Smith

Thesis
Equipment
Functions of the camera
Rules
Genres
Portfolio
Class activity
Conclusion
Overview
Thesis
Contrary to popular belief, photography, by definition is an art based on the creation of images. This is a feat that takes practice, skill, and motivation. Photography offers many paths, with such a variety of genres to choose from, however shooting each genre requires the photographer to know certain rules and techniques.
Personal Relevance
Audience Relevance
Equipment
Body
Lens
Zoom and Prime
Standard
Fisheye
Wide Angle
Telephoto
Macro
TrIpod
Flashes
On camera flashes
Remote flashes
REMO TE
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On Camera Flash
Camera Functions and Settings
Composition
Compositionis the placement or arrangement of visual elements or ingredients in a work of art.
Follow the rules
Break the rules!
Exposure
The exposure triangle
Shutter speed, aperture, ISO
The Blinkies
Aperture
Depth of field (DOF)
Shallow DOF
Large DOF
Shutter Speed
shutter speed is the amount of time that the shutter is open (Darren Rowse)
ISO
White Balance
Wrong
Right
At its simplest the reason we adjust white balance is to get the colors in your images as accurate as possible. (Darren Rowse)
Basic Rules
Rule of Thirds
The theory is that if you place points of interest in the intersections or along the lines that your photo becomes more balanced and will enable a viewer of the image to interact with it more naturally. (Darren Rowse)
New angles
Break out of your comfort zone.
Be different
Patterns
Life is filled with patterns many of which we overlook (Darren Rowse)
The Golden Rule
Framing
Hold the Camera Straight
Very Basic Rules
Dont Shake the camera
Make sure the subject is in focus
Make sure the lens is clean
When shooting portraits avoid red eyes
Avoid your own shadow
Compose the picture in a way that no unwanted objects are in the shot.
Using Lines
Genres
This art form is a complete profession to many as it offers various avenues (Kashmira Lad)
Landscape
More rules for Landscape
Portraits
Actionandsports
For most situations youll want to freeze the motion. (Kelby 95)
Still Life
Still life photography is photography of scenes that are completely created by the photographer.
Night time
Motion Blur
Light streaks
Finding lights that move
Create artificial light movement
Painting with light
Macro
Most of us hardly notice the little things right in front of us (Michael Carr)
Photojournalism
Simply put, it is telling a story with photographs (Rob Miracle)
A silhouette is defined as an outline that appears dark against a light background. (Trisha Leung)
Application:
Portfolio
Class Activity:
Critique
Conclusion
Work Cited
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