LIGHT AND SHADOWS
What are we doing?
- Learning to look at light and shadow in a new way
- Shooting digital photos to explore the ways in which light & shadow are important elements
- Demonstrating that you can make a turn a color image into a black&white image in Photoshop.
- Adjusting the LEVELS and CURVES of our images in Photoshop.
What do we have to turn in?
2 black & white digital images that show:
- 1 photo that shows shadows as objects
- 1 photo that shows an aspect of light
- look HERE for ideas
What should I make sure to do?
- Make sure to meter every photograph properly for the correct exposure. Use a gray card or object if you need to. If the subject has really bright areas and really dark areas, then meter both and pick an exposure in between.
- Make choices to create visually strong compositions with camera angles, orientation, distance, fore/mid/background
- Make sure to use WHITE BALANCE and EXPOSURE COMPENSATION if needed. Also make sure that photo is in focus
What should I think about?
- Think about every single object you are including in the frame. Are you sure you want it to be there? Pay attention to things in the background.
- Is there clutter in your photograph? Think about the "10 Commandments"
- Think about what you are trying to say with the photograph. Is it just "pretty", or are you trying to tell the viewer something about yourself or the world?
- Think about the camera angle.is it boring? Does it help to say something about the subject? Look HERE for more ideas about angles and zoom
- Think about where you point you camera to meter a scene. Is it a really dark place or a really light place? Try to meter in a neutral place, not too light or too dark.
What should I do if I need help? .........Ask Ms Epp!