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SEE - COMPOSE

LINES, SHAPES, STRONG COLOR, SOFT COLOR, SHADOWS and TEXTURES

See - Compose Assignment

Photo One

As a photographer, you should look at the world with an awareness that most people take for granted or don't even notice.
You see the world in three dimensions, when you make a photograph you convert it into a two dimensionla image.
Our eyes and brain work together to capture the visual world around us. The eye has no boundaries; it scans the scene changing focus seamlessly. We are not consciously aware of the process. If we want to see something, we do. The images stream into our brain like a video image, constant and uninterrupted.
A photorapher uses the various controls on the camera to alter the captured image such as motion and selective  focus.
Framing and perspective are choices a photogapher controls by selecting what will be in the image and what WON'T.

The camera captures the scene in a restricted rectangular frame. The photographer uses the window the camera looks through to decide where to place that frame. 

When selecting the subject the photographer should be aware of components the can contribute to a strong image.
This is an exercise to have you look for these components that can make the image stronger.
Subject matter isn't important but careful composition is.  Choose carefully what is in the image and what you crop out.  
Try to make the image interesting by changing position and perspective. Try shooting the same subject up close at wide angle and from some distance with your zoom.




Shot List

Shoot at least 200 images
This is a follow-up to the warmup exercise.
Take your camera off automatic and use Aperture Priority Mode
Take your ISO off auto and set it for the appropriate light. Low ISO for bright light, High ISO for dim light.
Shoot at least 200 images.
Start looking for design elements that make a strong photograph
Shoot at least 10 images of each category:
LINES, SHAPES, STRONG COLOR, SOFT COLOR, SHADOWS and TEXTURES.
Subject matter doesn't matter, try for variety of subjects, locations and time of day.
A still camera is different, very different. 

Our eyes see the world in three dimentions (stereo vision). We perceive a sense of distance and perspective. The camera converts this world into a flat two-dimensional image.
The camera captures the scene in chunks of time: short time to freeze motion or long time to blur motion.

The photographer has many creative choices.
Once the technical aspects of lighting and exposure are resolved, the photographer can use many tools to interpret the scene and create exciting, compelling images.

Using the technical skills you have learned - shoot strong, well composed images that demonstrate the following attributes: 
LINES, SHAPES, STRONG COLOR, SOFT COLOR, SHADOWS and TEXTURES.
Quick guide for f/stop/ISO-
When the light is low: f/stop is low number (like f /3.5) ISO is high (400 +)
When the light is bright: (Outdoor daylight) ISO is low (100) f/stop is higher number (like f/16)
We will load them into your computer in class and evaluate them.ยจ