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  1. Basic Photography By Inna Cristobal

  2. Introduction to Photography

  3. 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)

  4. 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.

  5. The 3 Most Important Hints to a Successful Photograph Theme Subject Simple

  6. YOUR MESSAGE.

  7. ALWAYS REMEMBER “It’s not the camera or equipment, it’s YOU.”

  8. PARTS of your CAMERA

  9. DSLR??

  10. EXPOSURE

  11. EXPOSURE ISO + Shutter Speed + Aperture

  12. ISO • International Standard Organization • the light sensitivity of the camera’s sensor • - Thus the more sensitive (the higher the ISO), the noisier.

  13. Shutter Speed • How fast the shutter closes. • Can either freeze or blur an image. • Can show motion.

  14. Aperture • Determines the Depth Of Field • BOKEH!

  15. Bracketing

  16. 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

  17. COMPOSITION

  18. Elements of Composition

  19. Lines

  20. Texture

  21. Contrast

  22. Movement

  23. Positive and Negative Space

  24. THE RULE OF THIRDS

  25. 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.

  26. TAKE OUT ELEMENTS THAT DON’T MATCH

  27. 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.

  28. FOOD and PRODUCTS EVENTS and JOURNALISM FASHION and PORTRAITURE THE DIFFERENTGENRES LANDSCAPE, TRAVEL, ARCHITECTURAL FINE ART/CONCEPTUAL

  29. AMBIENT/NATURAL LIGHTING

  30. Inna Cristobal inna.cristobal@gmail.com Instagram: @iminnacristobal Twitter: @theinnasaurus www.facebook.com/InnaCristobalPhotography