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RICH QUESTION We had to think of a very hard question called a rich question that would take a while to answer and mine was…. What is the best angle, lighting and features to make a great photo?
RULE OF THIRDS One of the most popular rules in photography is the rule of thirds. It is also popular amongst artists. It works like this: imaginary lines are drawn dividing the image into thirds both horizontally and vertically. You place important elements of your composition where these lines intersect.
HISTORY OF THE CAMERA Photography started with a camera and the basic idea has been around since about the 5th Century B.C. For centuries these were just ideas until an Iraqi scientist developed something called the camera obscura sometime in the 11th Century. Even then, the camera did not actually record images, they simply projected them onto another surface. The images were also upside down. The first camera obscuras used a pinhole in a tent to project an image from outside the tent into the darkened area. It took until the 17th Century for camera obscuras to be made small enough to be portable and basic lenses to be added.
LIGHTING The quality of sunlight depends on its strength and direction. Strong, direct sunlight is "hard" because it produces dark, well-defined shadows and brilliant highlights, with strong modeling of form. Sunlight is hardest on clear summer days at noon. Strong sunlight makes strong colors more brilliant, but weak colors pale. Sunlight is diffused by haze, mist, and pollution in the air. This diffused or reflected light is softer; it produces weak, soft shadows and dull highlights.
COMPOSITION It can be thought of as the organization of the elements of art according to the principles of art. The term composition means 'putting together,' and can apply to any work of art, from music to writing to photography, that is arranged or put together using conscious thought. In the visual arts, composition is often used interchangeably with various terms such as design, form, visual ordering, or formal structure, depending on the context.
WHAT I HAVE LEARNT I have learnt a lot about photography and all of it has been useful I would use all of the information when I am taking a photo from composition to lighting to the rule of thirds. Even just the simple things like having the sun behind you will make all my photos that I take just much better and I hope I can keep learning about photography. Thank you