Name: ___Jacoby Lloyd-Jackson_______________________________________________________________ Date: ______10/19/12____ Period: ____4__
Elements of Photography Notes
Photography is all about __capturing the moment_______________________. And there are a lot of ways you can play a factor in how that moment is captured. __composition__________________________ can play a huge factor in making a blah photo into a fantastic one.
Rule of ________3rd’s_______
Rule of thirds
How often has your mom or a friend put the subject in the middle of the picture? _________________forget the middle_________________. Start placing your subjects in one of the _______3rd’s_____________ of the photo.
Imagine a _________________________tic tac toe____________________ board as you look through the viewfinder. The lines should divide the photo into __________3 quadrants_______________________________________ vertically and horizontally. Where the _______________________lines intersect_______________________ is where you should place your subject.
_____angle___________ can make a subtle or a sharp difference in the look of your photo.
If you _________always_____________ take pictures at ________standing height_________, STOP!
Crouch down low. Get even _________lower__________. Lay down on the floor. Get up ________higher______________. Stand on a chair or a table. Just try a ____________different angle______________________________!
A ____birds eye view______________________________________ is from above, looking down on the subject. It will make the subject look smaller and can show more _____expansive are_____________________________________.
Shooting at the ___same level as the person_________________________________ can give a more intimate, _connected__________________________ feel.
A ___womans eye view___________________________ is from below, looking up. It can make the subject look __bigger______________________.
Lighting can easily alter the _mood________________of a photo. You can take advantage of __natural light__________________________ or _artificial light_______________________to light your subject.
Or to not light your subject.
Using _objects_________________ to frame the subject can lead the viewer’s eye right where you want it.
The object can be as simple as a __door______________ or a window or ___another item___________________________.
Having a motion blur can give your photo a _fluid look_______________________, help the viewer __feel__________ the movement. You can slow the _shutter speed_______________________________ (_1/40th________ or slower) by itself or you can _pan____________ as well. Using a _monopod__________________, tripod or something to set the camera is necessary when using slow shutter speeds.
Just like it sounds, an object or objects in the frame _direct your eye_______________________________________ to one area of the photograph.
They could be ___actual lines________________________ or simply _objects_________________ or items that are fairly straight and ___directing you_____________________ in a certain direction.
Use each composition technique in two different photo
(every photo should be different! Not the same subject!.) Put all 12 photos in a PowerPoint, labeling each slide with the technique used. Include a title slide. Place in 3rd/4th period Photojournalism folder on the server, save as “Lastname_composition.”
Rule of thirds