NOW WHAT DO I DO:  

The

Photo Experience

   

Technical

Composition

   

    
Tech. Intro

   

      1)   Why? Before taking a photograph, ask yourself honestly what you like:

      2)   SLC -  Image consists of three primary elements in varying degrees:

                 SUBJECT .......... get up, get down, get close

                 LIGHT .......... front light & back lighting > 2 dimensional / side lighting > 3 dimensional

                             (light is nature's paint brush)

                 COMPOSITION  ..........

      3)   Insurance  -  Start with  "Snapshot"  of scene.

            -  Move in, optically, & isolate elements of scene.

            -  Bracket "1" stop over/under, ... re-focus ... re-shoot.

            -  Enhance image, if appropriate, with graduated ND filter, etc.

                        (the best image may be behind you. (You're always looking forward.)

   

     TOOL BOX:

Photo

 scavenging

with vision.

   1)   Shoot - zoom in/zoom out - enables composition flexibility in post processing.

             Nail it... then distill it.

   2)   Horizontal panorama.

   3 )  Vertical panorama.

   4)   Focus stacking.

   5)   Smoothing with 10x ND.

   6)   View image as potential monochrome.

   7)   Pan, twist, or zoom while shooting longer exposure - abstract.

   8)   Under exposure / over exposure.

   

   SCENIC COMPOSITION:

     

 - get high

 - get low

 - get close

 get into subject

 

         Is it:   

 1. Dynamic

 2. Composition 

 3. Pretty

 

  -  S Curves, C Curves, V's

  -  Layers

  -  Leading lines.

  -  Repetitive slants.

  -  Perceived elements party outside frame.

  -  Frame is as important as subject.

  -  Control eye movement thru frame.

  -  Separation of elements.

 

  -  Complexity

  -  Minimalism

  -  A benign extra element is not always bad

 

    STRATEGY:

Consider the Fine Art point of view.

   -  Start wide & move in to shoot tight.

   -  Add an element of scale.

   -  Freeze motion ... slow motion ... partial slow.

   -  Impact ... no impact (careful)

   -  Watch the background

   -  Convey a mood? Feeling?

   -  Never have leading line go to  corner.

   -  Is it boring?

 

    SUMMARY:                                                       NAT GEO BOOKS:  (Types of images)

 

   -  Get the shot.  

   -  Photography deducts objects / painting adds.

   -  Shooting is easy, seeing is hard.

   -  Capture the mood, the feeling,

           (No one will care what camera you used)

   -  That's why iPhones are so popular.

          Level 1 ... technical

          Level 2 ... composition

          Level 3 ... mood, feeling, 

   -  Practice "seeing".

   -  The post-processing conveys what

          you saw experienced to the viewer. 

     Opening

     Closing

     Zoom

     Wide angle

     Detail

     Portrait

     Special moment. 

 

    Outside the Composition:                                                  

 

   -  You don't have to have the obvious in the image.