Photography Two- Training your Eye- PPAC
If you know the basics and are ready to expand your creative and technical skills, this intermediate class is the next step in expanding your photographic knowledge. You will learn the power of your DSLR by working completely in RAW and diving fully into various metering modes, bracketing techniques, and lens choices. While exploring various photographic genres, such as portraiture, landscape, and street photography, students will begin to explore the conceptual and compositional aspects of photography through lectures and assignments. An introduction to the technical and aesthetic uses of camera flash as well as a tour of post-production software will help round out the technical and conceptual aspects of the course.
1. Weekly Shooting- Light & Shadow
Take time this week to shoot at least 10-20 photographs in a light situation. Use Light as your subject and explore your camera controls for both ISO and White balance. In low light how will the camera see both information and color? You will need to use a tripod or flat surface to rest your camera and eliminate camera shake because of the longer exposure.
Choose your 5 best to share with the class in week two.
2. Weekly Shooting- The Landscape and the details
Using every corner of your frame make photographs that deal with the landscape and its details. Try and work with some of the design elements addressed in class. Take time to see a wide shot and a detail. Think about focus, lighting, colors and textures to enhance your shots.
Choose your 6 (wide and detail) best to share with the class in week two..
3. Weekly Shooting- Street Photography
Make a list of some street location you could go that has activity and movement. Using shutter priority and the bracketing option make photographs that both blur and stop the moving subject. Think about focus, lighting, and backgrounds to enhance your shots. The use of a tripod will be needed for the longer shutter speeds.
Choose your 5 best to share with the class in week four.
4. Weekly Shooting- Portraits
Take some time this week and make portraits using some of the pointers and tips reviewed in this weeks class. Try and shoot two examples of each.
1. Formal Portrait
2. Candid Portrait
3. Environmental Portrait
4. A Self Portrait
If you can't find subjects to shoot (or work with you) go back and shoot ideas from past weeks.
Choose your 8 best to share with the class in week five.
Suggested Educational Books
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