My senior graduate project.
By: Dylan Smith
Functions of the camera
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.
Zoom and Prime
On camera flashes
On Camera Flash
Camera Functions and Settings
Compositionis the placement or arrangement of visual elements or ingredients in a work of art.
Follow the rules
Break the rules!
The exposure triangle
Shutter speed, aperture, ISO
Depth of field (DOF)
shutter speed is the amount of time that the shutter is open (Darren Rowse)
At its simplest the reason we adjust white balance is to get the colors in your images as accurate as possible. (Darren Rowse)
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)
Break out of your comfort zone.
Life is filled with patterns many of which we overlook (Darren Rowse)
The Golden Rule
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.
This art form is a complete profession to many as it offers various avenues (Kashmira Lad)
More rules for Landscape
For most situations youll want to freeze the motion. (Kelby 95)
Still life photography is photography of scenes that are completely created by the photographer.
Finding lights that move
Create artificial light movement
Painting with light
Most of us hardly notice the little things right in front of us (Michael Carr)
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)
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