Name:______Erick Coca___________________________________________________________ Date: _____10/19/2012_____ Period: ___3___
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 ___________three 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________________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 object_________________________.
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____________________ 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