Week 4 class notes

Week 4
How did it go?

  • Shooting images of people?
  • Challenges?
  • Experiences?
  • Reaction of the subjects?
  • Lessons learned?
  • Get in close?
  • Keeping camera with you?
  • Shooting images?
  • Thinking about ROT and Bulls-eye?
  • POV?
  • How does you lens look, clean?

Shutter and Aperture and Focus 3 technical concepts
1.    Shutter- door or curtain that opens and closes to let light in
YouTube video of cannon shutter in slow-motion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CHgBuKmfog
  • Measured in seconds 1- 1/3000 sec. or less (show S T R O N G  image) 1/1000 s
  • 1/500 s
  • 1/250 s
  • 1/125 s
  • 1/60 s
  • 1/30 s
  • 1/15 s
  • 1/8 s
  • 1/4 s
  • 1/2 s
  • 1 s
Show examples of long exposures and short exposures, freeze motion and blurred motion.
  1. Aperture- like the camera’s eye that can change size.
Each step is exactly half as much at the opening before it. Measured in F-stops
F-2, 2.8, 4.0, 5.6, 8.0, 11, 16, 22, 32
Reciprocal relationship between the two. Fast shutter speed=need a wider aperture to let in more light. Slow shutter speed=small opening
Q: you can tell what shutter speed the photographer used, but how tell what aperture setting the photographer is using?
A: Depth of field (DOF)
3.   (auto) Focus
How to lock the focus on your camera? AF-A = automatic  AF= Single  AF=C continuous
Canon  One Shot AF=locks the focus on the subject with button pushed ½ way.  AI Servo AF= continuous

More DOF
What is:
·       The field?
·       Wide DOF?
·       Big DOF
·       Small DOF
·       Narrow DOF
·       How get it?
A: DOF define and show how Big F-stop #  = big DOF  little F-stop # = small DOF

1.    Decide what you want in focus, where do you want the viewer’s eye to go?
2.    Focus (S-AF or One shot AF) on the subject
3.    With your finger ½ depressing the button, compose your image
4.    Shoot
5.    Preview with zoom +
Depth of field master  (for some setup shots) http://www.dofmaster.com/dofjs.html

Editing, before and after,
let the editor talk about it.
Q: Do you take a great photo or do you make a great photo?

Most important rule… there are no rules!
Pick a shooting theme from the list
(if you have it) Experiment with Aperture mode (Av cannon, A on Nikon)
Depth of field (what is in focus & what is not)
Shooting assignments
1.    Up close
2.    Pets/animals
3.    Motion
4.    Shadows
5.    Landscape
6.    Portrait
7.    Color (pick a color)
8.    Abstract
9.    Clouds
10.           Nature
11.           Night
12.           Trees
13.           Snow
14.           Diagonal lines