Week 3 class notes

Week 3 Digital Photography Adult Ed

"Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk."
-Edward Weston

Are you…
Keeping camera with you?
Shooting lots?
Frustration level?
Missing a class? How catch up?
Experimenting with pre-sets?
Last week’s assignment  ROT
• Rule-of-Thirds (ROT) homework, move away from the ‘Bulls Eye’ Place the point of interest in one of the 4 hot-spots off to the sides of the center.

·       Rule of Thirds is the image in focus?
·       The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called "truth."  ~Dan Rather

Before and after examples I have done

Breakout into groups  Q: What makes a great people shot? Make a list, condense if possible

Tips from the Pros:

The tips I read about shooting people and portraits were taken from this National Geographic site. Check it out here http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-tips/portrait-photography-tips/

The other tips I found here:


Show samples of people shots and discuss….


Homework for next week (week 4):

1.    1.  Shoot photos of people! Get in close, experiment with some of the tips & techniques outlined in the sites above. Incorporate some of the shooting tools you have learned previously.  Bring 2 shots that you consider your best to next week’s class.

2.    2. If you create a good example of a ‘before & after’ edit of an image, bring it to class next week. 

3.   3. Continue to experiment with pre-sets in your camera. Experiment with different pre-sets by taking a photo of the same subject with & without a pre-set, compare how they are different.