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This objective is designed to have you take photographs in some of the classic styles of photography that exist. 1.Contact Sheet 6. Abstract Close-Up 2. Candid 7. Vignette Photo 3. Group Photo 8. Long Exposure 4. Action Photo 9. Double Exposure 5. Still Life Photo
The objective will follow this process: A. Information and examples on 9 different photo styles. B. An instructional period where some of the photo technique “how to’s” will be demonstrated to you on Photoshop. (Please make notes during this time!) C. Photo taking and Photoshop work time. D. Once all 9 photos are taken and finalized, you will get into groups of 3 and you will be introduced to Mac computer applications: (iphoto, imovie and Garageband) E. A slideshow movie will be created using the 27 photos from each group.
#1. Contact Sheet The contact sheet is / was used in traditional film photography to create a 1 page image of all of the negatives from a roll of film. You can use “the best of” photos from your archive assignments (Choose about 25 – 30 images) Create a contact sheet by: –A. Opening all images in Photoshop –B. Selecting “File”, “Print Multiple Photos” –C. Choosing “Contact Sheet” under the “Type Of Photo Menu”
# 2 CANDID PHOTOGRAPH The candid photo captures the moment without the subject being aware they are being photographed. The subject should never be looking at the camera lens. In order to shoot candid photos, you should always have your camera with you. People should be used to seeing you with your camera so they are less camera shy or worse, camera hams. Let people forget you are there before you start shooting by quietly observing people's activities and interactions.
#3 Group Photograph A group is three or more people or objects. Group photographs are usually stationary and posed with people looking at the lens. Group photos can also incorporate candidness and action. Positioning people and objects in layers will create the illusion of "depth".
#4 Action Photograph Action photographs freeze action as it is happening. To freeze action you should use a shutter speed of 1/250 or higher. Stopping extremely fast action requires a shutter speed of 1/1000 or higher. Sharp focus is critical in creating an action photograph. It is best to focus the camera with a large depth-of-field using a small lens aperture (f.22 to f.11). If there is not enough available light to use a small lens aperture you can use a slower shutter speed (down to 1/60) and the technique know as PANNING. PANNING
Panning with slow shutter speed Fast shutter speed
#5 Still Life A still life is a group of inanimate (can not move on their own) objects. The goal of this photograph is to communicate a mood or atmosphere by arranging three or more objects in a visually pleasing composition. You should shoot your still life from "normal" eye level (the lens on the same level as the objects), "Bird's eye" level (the lens above the objects) and from a "worm's eye" level (the lens below the base of the objects). Each "eye level" shot can have the same or a different positioning of the still life objects.
#6 Abstract Close-ups Abstract close-ups should cause the viewer to see the shapes, patterns and value contrasts in an object that the eye takes for granted or ignores. The challenge is getting the lens to focus when up close to objects. Usually you need to be two or three feet from an object in order to focus the lens properly. Using a telephoto lens in the "Macro" mode can allow you to get within 8 to 12 inches of an object to focus clearly. Be sure to print a 4X5 reference photo that reveals what the close- up object is.
#7 Vignette A vignette photograph is created by using a masking template to block out busy or unwanted background details so that the viewer can concentrate on a main focal point. The edges of the image should be a soft blur, not a sharp hard edge. This soft edge is accomplished by using a long exposure time (12 or more seconds) and moving the masking template either up and down or in a gentle circular motion. There should be no "teeth" marks from the edges of the masking template visible in your photograph.
#8 Long Exposure Long exposure photographs are created using a shutter speed below 1/60. All long exposure photographs should be taken with the camera on a tripod or beanbag to prevent poor focusing. Night time photographs of lights can be shot using the "B" or bulb aperture. This setting will allow the shutter to stay open as long as you hold the shutter release button down. Some automatic cameras have shutter speed settings for up to 30 or more seconds. This helps to prevent unwanted camera movement that might be caused by manually holding the shutter release button down. Moving the camera during a long exposure shot can create interesting blurred shapes and patterns such as the example above on the right.
#9 Double Exposure Double exposure photography can be created through a photoshop technique (mirroring) or by playing with negative overlay in film photography. 2 main styles of double exposure photographs can be created. The “mirror effect” or the “multi-photo effect”.
Objective 5 Assignment: Intermediate Digital Photography Develop an exhibit of 9 photographic images, one for each of the 9 photographic image styles: 1.Contact Sheet 6. Abstract Close-Up 2. Candid 7. Vignette Photo 3. Group Photo 8. Long Exposure 4. Action Photo 9. Double Exposure 5. Still Life Photo Details: -The 9 images can be produced at any canvas size you choose. (In our class, you may choose to print 1 of your prints on the inkjet printer.) -The images should be your best work. All photos should be original and unique. -All images should be “Enhanced” on Photoshop. You may also wish to play with Photoshop “manipulations” as well… Evaluation: -You will evaluated on: -Originality of photographic work -Attention to detail
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