Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Photo 2 Lesson 3

In Class 3 we covered:

Critique Part 1:
We took a look at our photos from part 1 of the Assignment. We discussed the importance of lens choices and moving yourself for the best shot according to those choices.

Critique Part 2:

We took a look
at the creative series of photos from assignment #2 with some really good results.


Technical/Creative: Shutter Priority and Aperture Priority Shooting
  • During this time we reviewed the purpose of shutter speeds including: stop action, panning, reverse panning and motion blur.
  • We also discussed aperture and DOF (Depth of Field) control: including High DOF, Low DOF, Selective Focus and how aperture affects light sources.
Thinking Shutter and Aperture Priority
  • We discussed that in the third step of the shooting workflow it is important to decide if the shooting situation is a shutter priority shot or an aperture priority shot. This means that before you make a choice you must be aware of what is happening in your frame. If you have movement in the frame it is automatically a shutter priority situation, if there is no movement then it becomes an aperture priority situation as shutter speed will make no difference in the frame.
  • We do not have to shoot in shutter or aperture priority specifically, it just means that you are prioritizing which setting you will use first and then proceed to make the meter happy with the other setting. The purpose of this technique is to minimize random shifting of either setting until the meter is happy.



Links:


www.diyphotography.net/blur-it-baby

http://www.dofmaster.com/dofjs.html

http://www.cohabitaire.com/2011/02/streaky-star-trails/


We were given assignment #3:

Part 1: Technical
The purpose of this assignment is to get you thinking more about shutter priority and aperture priority thinking.

Part A: Try to find one example of each of the following (any subject that you like):
  • Panning
  • Reverse Panning
  • Stop Action
  • Motion Blur

Part B: Try to find one example of each of the following (any subjects that you like):
  • High Depth of Field
  • Low Depth of Field
  • Selective Focus
  • Light Source

Take as many frames as you like. Pick one of each of your favorites and have them printed as a 4x6 in black and white. Bring your prints to class 5.

Part 2: Creative
Listed below are 6 subjects (3 people, 3 non-people). Dedicate at least 5 frames to at least 4 of the subjects (you choose which ones). Take them anyway that you like. Make them your own. The only criteria is that they should be related to the given topic. Shoot or convert each image to black and white and have them printed as a 4x6.

People: A portrait with no person, Humour, Action
Things: Animal, Bicycle, Round

Pick your favorite image from each subject, convert them to black and white and have them printed as a 4x6 in black and white. Bring your prints to class 5.

Have fun shooting and see you at the field trip for next week!

here is a link to a map of where the St. Boniface Cathedral is:

MAP

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