Photography Composition What is Photo Composition? Photo composition is an interesting arrangement of visual elements. Photo composition shows an understanding

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<ul><li>Slide 1</li></ul> <p> Slide 2 Photography Composition Slide 3 What is Photo Composition? Photo composition is an interesting arrangement of visual elements. Photo composition shows an understanding of artistic decisions while looking through the viewfinder and deciding when and how to take the shot. Professional way to look at and capture the world around us. Slide 4 Why think composition before you take the picture? Snap shots are just that- no thinking involved. Is it interesting to look atis the focal point in an interesting part of the picture? Move around your subject to get different vantage points and choose the best. Physically zoom in and out from your subject. SEE everything in your viewfinder and if possible, eliminate distracting elements in your photo. Slide 5 Technical Effects Aperture: Depth of Field Shutter Speed: Motion Slide 6 Depth of Field The area of focus in front of and behind your subject. *Aperture* Slide 7 Shallow Depth of Field Achieved by having the aperture set to a larger opening. The smaller the f-stop number,(f/2.8) the shallower the depth of field. Slide 8 What is a shallow depth of field? It is a way to show the main idea or focal point in focus and the foreground and/or background blurred. This shows off the emphasis and simplifies distractions. Slide 9 Shallow Depth of Field Examples Slide 10 Great Depth of Field Achieved by having the aperture set to a smaller opening. The larger the f-stop number, (f/22) the greater the depth of field. Slide 11 What is a great depth of field? A great depth of field in a picture has complete focus from foreground to background. Great depth of field is used when the main idea is showing space and distance. Slide 12 Great depth of field examples Slide 13 The difference between the two depth of fields (Same picture, but different depth of fields) f/2.8 f/22 Slide 14 Motion Motion can be either frozen in time and place, or blurred. * Shutter Speed* Slide 15 Frozen Motion Faster shutter speeds Remember shutter speed is in fractions of seconds. 2000 or 1/2000 is the fastest shutter speed and will freeze a race car in its tracks. Slide 16 Frozen Motion Slide 17 Blurred Motion Slower shutter speeds will blur, or record motion. Shutter speed will have to be 30, or 1/30 of a second and below to record motion. Remember shutter speeds below 1/60 need a tri-pod! Has an interesting effect on water makes it appear soft and flowing. Slide 18 Blurred Motion Slide 19 Composition Design This is the visual arrangement chosen by the photographer (YOU). There are compositional strategies or guidelines used by professional photographers. Rule of Thirds Leading Lines Framing Different Perspective (Angles) Slide 20 Rule of Thirds Dividing the picture into thirds horizontally and vertically to avoid placing the focal point in the center. Slide 21 Rule of Thirds Photos Slide 22 Rule of Thirds Photos Right or Left 1/3, Top or Bottom 1/3 Slide 23 Leading Lines Lines in nature that are man-made or natural that lead the eye through the composition. Helps to show movement your eye follows the line To a focal point Around a bend Off the page Into the distance Slide 24 Leading Lines Photos Slide 25 Framing Slide 26 What is Framing? A "frame" in a photograph is something in the foreground that leads you into the picture. The frame can be natural (ex. branches) or man-made (ex. window) Framing gives you a sense of where the viewer is, and borders the area of interest. Slide 27 Framing Examples Slide 28 Angles Different Perspectives Give more interest or impact to a photo by changing up the way its usually viewed. (Normal Eye Level) Worms Eye Birds Eye Slide 29 Worms Eye View Slide 30 What is a Worms Eye view? A worms eye view is an angle where you are looking up!or what a worm would see! Make the photo more interesting to view- give it a new perspective. Can make things appear out of proportion or larger than life. Slide 31 Worms eye examples Slide 32 Birds Eye view Slide 33 What is Birds Eye view? An angle where you are looking down on something as a bird would see. An arial view Can make things appear smaller than life. Slide 34 Birds Eye View examples </p>