Presentation on theme: "By: Roxie & Wade. *Most readers consider the year book a “picture book”. The Facts *Avoid photos of the tops of students head, backs, etc. *Avoid Photos."— Presentation transcript:
*Most readers consider the year book a “picture book”. The Facts *Avoid photos of the tops of students head, backs, etc. *Avoid Photos of people staring into the camera. *Keep posed shots at a minimum. *Do not tilt camera. *Don’t be afraid to get up in people’s faces. *Take pictures with a frontal profile
#1 Rule of Photo Composition *All photos MUST show Motion or Emotion … EmotionMotion
Problems To Avoid In Photo Composition 1. Only backs are shown 2. Focal point on heads bending over camera 3. People looking at the camera 4. People pointing to a map or book or any object 5. The subjects are obviously “hamming it up” 6. Students making gestures to the photographer or attempting to make someone else look ridiculous 7. Individual posed shots of athletes, cheerleaders, senior members of a team or group 8. A group shot containing props 9. Photographs that do not tell or supplement a story
Make sure each photo tells a story, Also make sure each photo answers the 5 W’s and H. Who? Where? What? When? Why? How?
Pay attention to framing. Nothing ruins a nice photo faster than distracting elements in the background. Don't get so focused on the photo's subject that you ignore what else is going on around them. Watch out for poles, trees and power lines, and look all the way around the edges of the frame, asking “Is this what I really want in my photo?”
3 4 5 Which photo has the best composition and why? 2 1
Photograph # 3 has the best photo composition… It has the most motion, and it tells a story.
These photos are posed – they show no emotion or motion 4. 5. Although they do capture student faces, there is no story to any of these photos – they lack depth and interest. 1. 2.
Now it is your turn… 1 st – find a photo in a past yearbook that you think is a good photo and explain why it works well. 2 nd – find a photo that does not work well and provide a summary on why it is not a good yearbook photo.
Putting the rules into practice…. With a partner take a digital camera into the school and capture a unique moment. Bring your photo back to the class and share it with the advisor and your classmates. You should be able to tell us why it is a good yearbook photo. You have only 15 minutes to find your photo and prepare a statement about it….. Go! On your mark… Get Ready! Set…