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Studio Brief 3 – Compose

Camera Techniques and Tutorials

There are many camera techniques that can be used to achieve a certain appearance on a photo.

I have found some of these tutorials very useful as it covers many different settings such as Aperture, Shutter Priority Mode, Histograms, Automatic Exposure Bracketing (AEB) and more tips.

Lighting

This website was very useful for information on taking photos outdoors where there is a lot of exposure to sunlight.

Here the sun is in front of the children.

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This picture was taken at the same time, the only difference is that the sun is behind them

Backlit portrait in strong sunlight

Composition & Camera Angles

I found this video tutorial very informative in terms of composition and camera angles.

 

 

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Photography Techniques

Black and White Photos

There was a time where all photography was black-and-white (also known as monochrome). However, because it was the cheaper option and it had an original photographic appearance, it was  being used for some time even when color film had emerged. (Source: Liz Wells. Photography. A Critical Introduction, 2004)

Here is a great example of black and white photography by Sally Mann, the photo featuring a girl with a cigarette shows a story, both emotional and beautiful.

Mann1992_10.jpg

 

Full-Spectrum Photography

Full-spectrum film captures visible and near infrared light, commonly referred to as the VNIR. The image below was taken at dawn at Zabriskie Point, Death Valley N.P. by Jim Chen.

Canon XS full spectrum images

 
Motion Blur

Motion blur is a great photography technique to capture any movement in a scene, an example is shown below with the movement of a train.

Wooden Bridge in 45 Beautiful Motion Blur Photos

 

Macro Photography

Macro photography is the technique of taking close-up pictures that reveal details which often can’t be seen with the naked eye.M7 in 25 Beautiful Macro Photography Shots

 

 


Photography Techniques

Black and White Photos

There was a time where all photography was black-and-white (also known as monochrome). However, because it was the cheaper option and it had an original photographic appearance, it was  being used for some time even when color film had emerged. (Source: Liz Wells. Photography. A Critical Introduction, 2004)

Here is a great example of black and white photography by Sally Mann, the photo featuring a girl with a cigarette shows a story, both emotional and beautiful.

Mann1992_10.jpg

Full-Spectrum Photography

Full-spectrum film captures visible and near infrared light, commonly referred to as the VNIR. The image below was taken at dawn at Zabriskie Point, Death Valley N.P. by Jim Chen.

Canon XS full spectrum images


SLR Camera Testing


1. Without flash the colour appears to change and I have used the depth of field to focus on the flower clip whilst everything else in the environment if going out of focus.

2. Using flash has over powered the colour of the pink hair clip. I have used the depth of field to focus on the flower clip whilst everything else in the environment if going out of focus.

3. Using flash and the depth of the field.

4. Without flash and using the depth of the field.

5. Without flash, adjusting the white balance and using the depth of the field.

From the 5 photograph I like how the 5th photograph turned out.

The colour and depth of the field used gives this photograph the quality I wanted.

I had to adjust the white balance to capture the actual colour of the clips rather than using flash and exposing too much light into the frame.