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Warmup Exercise

Photo One


You will use your camera in full automatic or program mode for this exercise.
Make sure your battery is charged.
Make sure you have room on your card or clean off your memory card (format)-
make sure any photos on it are backed up first.
Check the time and date settings on your camera
Set the quality setting of your camera to the best .jpg quality (sometimes referred to as fine)
If your camera doesn't have a program mode- set the ISO, Focus and White Balance to automatic
Learn how to use close-up and self timer modes for your camera.
You will use the program or full auto mode for this first exercise.
Turn the camera flash OFF

GOAL: To become familiar with the camera in auto mode. To test it out in different locations and different lighting conditions to see how your camera performs. To start thinking about different ways to look at the world. To capture ordinary objects and locations in interesting ways. To get used to using your camera on a day-to-day basis. To take photos from angles and locations you might not ordinarily do. To have fun with the camera.

Use the camera in many different situations- locations and time of day
be bold and experimental. Use it indoors and outdoors, distant and close-up, natural light and artificial light, moving and still subjects. Give your camera a real workout.
DO NOT DELETE BAD PHOTOS-we will try to figure out why they didn't work
SHOOT AT LEAST 200 PHOTOS-
Look them over at home on your computer. Back them up at home if you can.
We will load them into your computer in class and evaluate them.¨

Shot List

Shoot at least 200 images
Make sure you shoot all these variations
a) Outside shots in sunlight:- sun at your back, sun behind the subject
b) Outside shots in shade
c) Landscape distance shots
d) Outside Closeup (as close as your camera focuses)
e) Still Life- single object or small group of objects
f) Indoor Closeup (as close as your camera focuses)
g) Self Portraits in mirror
h) Indoor room shots
i) Objects with patterns or lines
j) Shadows 
k) Candid people
l) Portraits 
m)Self Portraits at arms length
n) Self portraits using camera timer
o) Moving subject in bright light
p) Moving subject in low light (you may need a tripod or camera support for this)
q) Camera Horizontal
r) Camera Vertical
s) Camera tilted off level
t) Looking up from low angle
u) Looking down from high angle
v) Night shots (tripod)
w) Use the timer with the camera on the ground (super low angle) 
x) Hold the camera high (over your head) 
y) Point the camera into places that you can’t see
z) Any other ideas you can play with- have some fun