Recent Changes

Thursday, August 15

Wednesday, August 14

  1. page Assignmt 1 News Masters of Photo B4 edited {banner_for_digiphotowiki_assgn1_copy.jpg} New Masters of Photography: B4 Class Photogra…

    New Masters of Photography: B4 Class
    Photography has changed greatly since it's inception back in the early days of glass negative plates and film negatives and darkroom. Today there are many photographers who are using new technologies to really expand the field of photography and what it all encompasses. You should start to develop of sense of who is good and what you like. The list Masters of Photography list attached here will give you a sense of this assignment and where to start when you want to learn about the art of photography.
    Look at this list and work to find more information about the photographer you’ve been assigned to. Add a brief one-two sentence description of what the photographer does (in terms of subject or style) and a link to the best website you found about them (can’t be google images). Embed one of their images that you feel is really cool and also shows what they are known for. Make sure you put your name in parentheses at the end of your entry. You will need to click edit to be able to add to the page here. The Editor bar will appear allowing you to add your text, format it and add links and images. If you need help doing this please ask.
    try it.

    sure you
    of posting.
    Add to the list: Did you find someone not on the list, but who you think should be? Add them here. Add a brief one sentence description of what the photographer does (in terms of subject or style) and a link to the best website you found about them (can’t be google images).
    Nan Goldin (Meghan Wersel)
    Nan Goldin takes photographs of her friends and family as they take part in different, sometimes illicit activities. They have to do with personal experience and she has an eye for fashion pictures.

    Taryn Simon (Riley Kirchoff) Taryn Simon is a photographer who captures the secrets and more hidden activities that go on in society.
    (view changes)
    6:43 pm

Sunday, December 4

Tuesday, March 15

Monday, October 25

  1. 12:20 pm

Thursday, October 14

Thursday, September 9

  1. page COMPOSITION AND FOCUS edited ... There is a huge difference between taking a photograph and just snapping a picture. Even the v…
    There is a huge difference between taking a photograph and just snapping a picture. Even the vocabulary a photographer uses is different. He or she will say "I am making a photograph", not "I'm taking a picture." Learn to spend time planning your shot and thinking before you push the shutter. If you are trying to capture the essence of a place, go there and look around and see it as if you are a microscope pouring over the details and bringing them into focus for the viewer. The tips listed here are meant to help you go from being a snapshot taker to a true PHOTOGRAPHER!
    Post your best example from the texture series here to illustrate your attempt at each example. Make sure you add your name and an explanation of how you feel your shot illustrates the compositional technique.
    of Thirds:
    Imagine the image area divided into thirds horizontally and vertically. Having something of interest at the points where the thirds intersect will make for a more interesting image. Composing within the thirds will also help. If shooting a landscape put the horizon in the top third of the image to capture most of the land in the image. If there is a dramatic sky, change it up and put the horizon in the bottom third of the picture with the sky filling most of the space. Try to avoid placing the horizon line in the middle of the picture. If shooting a portrait or single subject the rule of thirds can also apply and having the person at one of the thirds will be more interesting than putting them right in the middle. This is called asymmetrical or informal balance.
    Remember......Avoid the belly button: Putting your subject directly in the center of everything, this get’s boring quickly.
    Click here for some advice on how to use leading lines (converging lines).
    Line of Golden Proportion:
    This is a design term, but it can affect quality photos as well. The human eye sees this spot on the page first and it is considered to be the mathematical line of perfection on the page. It is not the mathematical center, but roughly 3/8 of the way down the page. Place important information at this line.

    Focus and Depth of Field:
    Make sure you take time to focus the camera and really hold it still to get the best shot. Soft focus can be interesting, but using it as an excuse for poorly focused images isn't a good habit to get into. Make sure you have thought about depth of field and the distance you can focus on the subject. If you are too close your camera will not focus unless you are using a macro lens, which allows for extreme close-up shots. Usually a good rule of thumb is don't get closer than an arms length to your subject if you want to still be able to focus. Some subjects may require you to use the manual focus instead of auto because auto focus may be confused by complex layers of subject such as flower petals. Remember that more stopped down f/stops from f/8, f/11, f/16, f/22 get better depth of field, meaning more of the background will be in focus. Wider open f/stops like f/5.6 , f/4, f/3 will get less depth of field meaning only the foreground subject may be in focus.
    Image on the left was shot at f/22 and the one on the right was shot at f/2.8
    Other great tips on composition can be found here!
    (view changes)
    12:20 pm

Saturday, August 28

  1. page Test (deleted) edited
    8:37 pm
  2. tag_del Test untagged phs artfundamentals
    8:37 pm

Thursday, August 26