Name: ________Perla Carrizales.__________________ Date: ___10-19-12_______ Period: _3rd_____
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? __________ALL THE TIME ALL DAY ERRDAY________________________. 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 __________three quadrents_______________________________________ vertically and horizontally. Where the _____________lines interesect_________________________________ 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 ___a standing height______________, STAPH!
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 area_________________________________.
Shooting at the ____________________________________ can give a more intimate, ___________________________ feel.
A ___________worms 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 ________natrual light____________________ or ___artificial_____________________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 _____an other item_________________________.
Having a motion blur can give your photo a _____fulid 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 line____________________ or simply _____objects_____________ or items that are fairly straight and ________directing ________________ 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