For the last part of the year, we are working on considering inspiration through sharpening our skills and training our eyes. Sometimes the very best thing is just a good challenge.
So this week we are taking a look at landscape photography. This is not as simple as it sounds though. As we discussed in class, there are a lot of things that can be (and should be) landscape photography. However, we can't just point and shoot the camera and get a great photo.
Consider all of the following and do some research on your own to find out great tips on Landscape Photography.
Post your photos for feedback and fun to the Homeroom (gethomeroom.com) under Landscapes album. If you need access, click the Homeroom button to the right of this screen.
From the 18 Rules of Composition Website
The rule of leading lines says that the human eye is drawn into a photo along lines--whether they are curved, straight, diagonal or otherwise. A line - whether geometric or implied - can bring your viewer's eye into an image and take it wherever you want it to go. If your image doesn't have clear lines you will need something else to let the viewer know where to look, otherwise her eye might just drift around the image without ever landing on any one spot.
Diagonal lines in particular can be useful in creating drama in your image. They can also add a sense of depth, or a feeling of infinity.
This week we are looking at 'eccentric framing', which is the use of framing to evoke a certain feel in a photo. These photos may put a person in the lower part of the frame to get a hopeless feel, or they may be looking closely off the frame to get a story across.
Consider the photo above.
For an ALTERNATIVE assignment, if you want something a little easier, photograph an EMOTION. Don't tell us what it is. Let us guess, by the photo.
Post to Edmodo.
REMEMBER - NO CLASS MONDAY 2.20
This is where you guys go out and seek your own inspiration.
Sometimes great pictures are less about composition, and more about content. Look for things that may be out of place or are unexpected. Think of what you can do to capture that and use it. The sky is the limit here.
Okay guys, this is one of those ones that seems like it might be simple, but really requires a great amount of creativity and a strong eye for compositions.
For inspiration, you really should look up photos with simplification online.
Alright. So in class this time, we talked about aperture and how it controls the amount of light let in, but in the way that there is 'skinny' light and 'fat' light. This is what affects your Depth of Field (DoF).
In most cases, when we take pictures of people or other living things, we like to isolate them in the shot with a shallow DoF. You can look more of this up online. There are a ton of resources for DoF.
We have been experimenting with taking long exposure photos. These photos are important for learning all kinds of techniques, especially when related to darker environments.
So far, we have learned and practice 'Light Painting'. If you have been absent, look this up online and you can find tutorials all over for how to get started.
For next class period, please do the following:
Practice taking Star Photos