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10-19 Elements of Photography Assignment

Copy and paste the notes below in the blog section of your MediaXperiments account, as Ms. BARRILLEAUX shows you the Power Point type the answers in the blanks. You need to publish the notes when you are finished. We will do the photography part of the assignment on Tuesday.

Name: __________________________________________________________________ Date: __________ Period: ______

PhotoJournalism –

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.

Composition techniques

Rule of _3rds___





Leading __lines___

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 a 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.

Camera angle

___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.

Leading lines

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.

Your assignment

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





Leading Lines

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