Presentation on theme: "Elements of Photojournalism"— Presentation transcript:
1 Elements of Photojournalism Photo ComposititionElements of Photojournalism
2 8 Skills to Better Photographs Rule of ThirdsWorm’s Eye ViewBird’s Eye ViewSelf-PortraitNatural FramingLeading LinesLightingRepetition
3 Rule of ThirdsIn your head, divide up the screen of your camera into thirds horizontally and vertically.Try to center the subject of your photo where those lines intersect.See the next slide for a visual.Put your subject where the red circles are on the screen.
6 Worm’s Eye View Think about a worm: he looks at the world from below. This view is when your subject is above you and you’re looking up at it.You can also get down on the floor and shoot your subject at his or her level.
8 Bird’s Eye ViewThink about a bird: she sees the world from above, always looking down on things.This view is when you’re above your subject, looking down on it.Shoot your subject from above; this is a great way to add some depth to your photos.
13 Natural Framing Use what’s around you to frame your subject. The key here is NATURAL: make it look real, not staged.For example, just because your subject is standing in a doorway doesn’t make the framing natural. Sure, it’s framing, but how many people you know actually stand in a doorway for a photo?
15 Leading Lines This is when lines in your photo lead to your subject. The lines draw the eye to the subject.The key here is LEADING: just because you have a photo of lines doesn’t mean they lead anywhere. They need to have something at the end to point to.
17 Lighting Use the light around you to creatively light up your subject. You can light your subject from the front, back, above, below, from an angle; any way you want!The best light is in the early mornings and evenings; everyone looks good then!
35 Things to remember for the first assignment Make sure to always save original photos.This is not Facebook or Twitter, and your photos shouldn’t look like it! You should not be in any photos (ever) except the self-portrait.You should turn in 8 photos, but in order to get 8 good ones, you will have to take about 50!