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Curriculum ~ Photography Photography Composition Composing Storytelling Photos

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Photography Composition

Composing Storytelling Photos

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PhotographyGreat Photography Matters

• Good yearbook photography is the best way to capture moments and tell stories

• Powerful words can bring a moment to life – but a picture can help readers remember

• Just a few simple tricks can take your photography skills to an award winning level!

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Photojournalism tells stories by:

• capturing action

• freezing reaction

• setting the scene

• showing conflict

• capturing emotion

• introducing personalities

• establishing relationships

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PhotographyAction

• Capture the “peak of action”

• Take multiple photos during the moment to make sure you capture it (use the continuous shot function if available on your camera)

• Action happens in everything (not just sports!)

• Action moments happen in an instant, so always be ready!

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PhotographyReaction

• Emotional moments help readers connect to the moment

• Reaction photos remind people of the importance of the topic

• People naturally look for reactions to moments and find them interesting

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PhotographyReaction

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PhotographyScrapbook

• Scrapbook photos highlight individuality

• Use photo effects to emphasize elements

• Amplify the meaning of photos

• Do not have students merely smiling at the camera

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PhotographyScrapbook

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Photography Composition

• Framing - Use of objects or people to frame and draw attention to Center of Visual Interest (CVI), ie: the main subject

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Photography Angle of View

Angle of view• Bird’s eye view – high

• Worm’s eye view – low

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bird’s eye view

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Photographyworm’s eye view

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Photography Leading Lines

• Leading lines/looks - Imaginary or real lines lead the reader to the subject (CVI) and heighten content interest

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leading lines - imaginary

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diagonal lines – create energy and action

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horizontal lines – create rest and quiet

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vertical lines – create height and stability

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curved lines – create grace and beauty

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PhotographyComposition

• Selective focus - Subject(s) or CVI are in focus while background and/or foreground are blurred

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selective focus – backgroundblurred

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selective focus –foreground blurred

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PhotographyRepetition

• Repetition - Repetition or patterns of people, expressions or surroundings lead viewers to the CVI

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PhotographyRepetition

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Rule of Thirds

Rule of thirds -• Subject is divided into thirds vertically and

horizontally• Subject is placed on one of the intersecting

lines or hot spots

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rule of thirds // subject placed on hot spot

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Silhouettes

SilhouettesSubject appears black because light source is behind subject and not the photographer

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Silhouettes

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What is Wrong with These Photos?

photo no-no’s: what is wrong with these pictures?