Good pictures are seldom created by chance… …they are planned.
Each picture should have only one principal idea, topic, or point of interest to which the viewer's eyes are attracted. Subordinate elements within the picture must support and focus attention on the principal feature so it alone is emphasized.
Types of Photographic Shots • Close-ups • Medium • Wide-Angle
Angles of Shots • Eye level • Low level • High angle • Dutch/diagonal level
Subject Matter • Figurative/portrait • Landscape/scene • Still life
Rule of Thirds • the principle of composition that suggests that the most important features of a photograph fall along 2 imaginary vertical lines that divide the length of the photograph into thirds and long 2 imaginary lines that divide the height of the photograph into thirds.
The image(s) in the center of the grid tend to be associated with stability.
The images that are located in the corners of the grid tend to be associated with tension.
Elements of visual composition in photography include: - light - color - line- texture- pattern- shape
Analysis / interpretation of images consists of attending to the following aesthetic components: • Sensory: specific elements of a work that one can see (line, shape, value, texture, color, size, space etc.) • Formal: the way the elements are put together to form a work of art (unification, variety, dominance, variation, contrast, balance, movement, etc.) -
Analysis / interpretation of images consists of attending to the following aesthetic components: • Technical: discerning how the media and techniques for making an art form contribute to its character (application of paint, chiseling of stone, carving of wood, use of digital technology, etc.) • Expressive: what the work has to say literally, symbolically and metaphorically (mood). -
What you are responsible for: • Learn the operating controls of the digital camera • Practice taking different types and angles of shots • Experiment with and utilize tools in Adobe Photoshop for manipulating images • Create a PowerPoint collection of the final manipulated digital images and accompanying text
Your Name Here • Photo Description: Shot: Close Up / Medium Angle: Low Discussion of Elements: Color Shape TextureEmphasis:overlapping image of portrait / figure and tree with additional effects of nature patterns / textures Effect: Replace Color (under Image / Adjust) Double Exposure of a photothat combined the originalwith a close-up zoom
Your Name Here • Photo Description: • Shot: • Close up / Wide • Angle: • Eye Level / High • Discussion of Elements: • Shape • Pattern • Line • Emphasis: • Horizontal pattern of lines in air vent works in concert with the blistering effect of the contrasting repetitive shapes coming through from the overlapped image Effects: Double exposed shot (layering), Curves effect, and Emboss filter(underStylize)
Your Name Here • Photo Description:Shot: Angle:Wide High Discussion of Elements:Line Shape Pattern Emphasis: Linear pattern suggests a mechanical / industrial image that rides glass-like over a shimmering arrangement of curved shapes that exist just below the surface Effects:Double exposed image (layering),Invert (under Image/Adjust),Glowing Edges (under Filter/Stylize)
Your Name Here • Photo Description: • Shot: • Close up/ Medium • Angle: • Eye Level / Low • Discussion of Elements: • Color • Shape • Texture • Line • 3 images double exposed using Layering effectEmphasis: • Hands on the brick surface suggest a sense of being trapped or imprisoned. Stark contrast of complementarycolors add to the effect. Effect: Chalk / Charcoal (Filter/Artistic), Invert, Glowing Edges (Filter/Stylize), Texture (Filter/Texturizer), Curves (Image/Adjust)
Your Name Here • Photo Description: • Shot: • Wide • Angle: • Low / Dutch Angle • Discussion of Elements: • Color • Shape • Pattern • Line • Emphasis: • Sense of rapid movement created by angle, direction and distortion of shot, accentuated by vividness of the contrast in the selected color scheme Effect: Replace Color (Image/Adjust), crop
Your Name Here • Photo Description: • Shot: • Medium • Angle: • Low • Discussion of Elements: • Color • Shape • Texture • Emphasis:The exaggerated manipulation of color in the image creates a magical sense of place in the photograph. The angle of the shot also adds a sense of expectancy to the composition.Effect: Replace Color (Image Adjust)
Your Name • Photo Description: • Shot: Angle: • Medium High • Discussion of Elements: • Color • Shape • Texture • Pattern • Emphasis: • The repetitive occurrence of cylindrical shapes creates a • circular movement in the composition. The pattern of the wooden slats that make up the tops of the cylinders and also makeup the platform, help to give greater direction to that movement. Effect:Solarize (Filter/Stylize)
Your Name Here • Photo Description: • Shot: • Wide • Angle: • Low / Dutch angle • Discussion of Elements: • Color • Shape • Pattern • Line • Emphasis: • Repetitive angles, shapes of building edges and windows. Additional distortion of color adds interest to composition Effect:Curves tool(Image / Adjust)