Basic Photography By Inna Cristobal
Introduction to Photography
PHOTOGRAPHY According to Merriam-Webster: pho.tog.ra.phy noun : the art or process of producing images by the action of radiant energy and especially light on a sensitive surface Literally: PHOTO – (light) GRAPH – (draw)
Photography is… • Making the camera an extension of your eyes. • Capturing the world through your eyes. • Capturing light to show what you see. • A means to relay a message. • Is communication.
The 3 Most Important Hints to a Successful Photograph Theme Subject Simple
ALWAYS REMEMBER “It’s not the camera or equipment, it’s YOU.”
EXPOSURE ISO + Shutter Speed + Aperture
ISO • International Standard Organization • the light sensitivity of the camera’s sensor • - Thus the more sensitive (the higher the ISO), the noisier.
Shutter Speed • How fast the shutter closes. • Can either freeze or blur an image. • Can show motion.
Aperture • Determines the Depth Of Field • BOKEH!
How do you know which one to change? ISO for when Aperture and Shutter Speed are maximized Shutter Speed for Motion How do you want your picture to look? Aperture for DOF
Positive and Negative Space
Composition • Artistic arrangement of parts of the picture. • Is the mixing and combining of elements to form a whole image. • WILL MAKE OR BREAK YOUR PHOTOGRAPH.
POST-PROCESSING TIPS • Always use different LAYERS when editing • Smart Sharpen is really helpful • Shadow & Highlight/HDR is a technique not everyone can pull or not everyone accepts but it’s fun to play around with. • For Clients: ALWAYS SHOOT IN RAW • For Portfolio: RAW is better • For personal reasons: Large Format is fine or Medium Format is fine depending how much on your hard drive you’re okay with using.
FOOD and PRODUCTS EVENTS and JOURNALISM FASHION and PORTRAITURE THE DIFFERENTGENRES LANDSCAPE, TRAVEL, ARCHITECTURAL FINE ART/CONCEPTUAL
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