Name: __________________________________________________________________ Date: __________ Period: ______
Elements of Photography Notes
Photography is all about capturing a 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 ________Thirds_______
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 _____thirds______________ 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 _____________bird’s eye view_____________________________ is from above, looking down on the subject. It will make the subject look smaller and can show more _______expansive area___________________________________.
Shooting at the ______same level as the person______________________________ can give a more intimate, _______connected____________________ feel.
A _______worm’s 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 down____________________ (____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