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Self-portraits at Stockton Elementary

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Michelle Alba

on 15 February 2013

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Starting from your favorite:



1) camera in hand --> direct or reflection

2) camera free-standing --> tripod, ground, or other surface

3) camera's distance from subject --> close, medium, long

4) can you infer that a timer was used? --> how many seconds?

5) what is in FRAME? --> face, body, part, object, setting

6) WHAT IS MOST INTERESTING TO YOU ABOUT THIS PHOTO? observe
or infer: COMPOSITIONAL guidelines
that we remember:

1 Rule of thirds - focal point at 1 of 4 cross points
2 SIMPLICITY - clear focal point (bg not distracting)
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Angles = bird's eye view, worm's eye, eye level -- diff perspectives
Composition responsible camera use Changing angle get closer - distance height zoom rule of thirds lines + diagonals horizontal - vertical frame reasons - what's the point? how achieved how do we see what someone else sees? SKILLS internal vs external conflict self-image vs external image tbd - vocab list http://photo.tutsplus.com/articles/inspiration/100-seriously-cool-self-portraits-and-tips-to-shoot-your-own/ framing simplicity Camera Subject relationship Find 3 images that are STRIKING TO YOU... write down the 3 photographer's names. Google search:
100 Self Portraits
- click 1st link Answer these questions 1) Learn camera
ON/OFF
review / shoot
focus:
menu
TIMER:

2) Learn tripod
loosening/tightening
height adjustment
angle adjustment

3) Lighting
available light
lamps

4) FOCUS
object that stands in
corner or wall

Group & then solo: Tripod and then Lights

10 sec:
setup composition as group
each person takes own photo

x3 (10, 1, 1 sec):
setup composition as group
each person takes own photo use the timer for all shots
loosen tripod parts to change height/angles
tighten tripod parts when in place

1) Standard or reflection

2) Worm's eye view

3) Bird's eye view

4) Pick 2 distances
(how much of body in frame?):
Long shot
Medium shot
Close-up
Extreme close-up

5) Emulation composition
Pick image from "100 Seriously Cool Self Portraits" to recreate composition

6) Your own original compositions
inspired by previous work & your own ideas
How to Login to PICASAWEB.COM:
EMAIL: frame.then.snap
PWORD: ruleofthirds

Look at all of the self portraits you TOOK:
may be in different spots in the album
choose your best one (based on mood/tone or composition)

Click on picture icon to EDIT:
Check out all BASIC options (slider bars)
If you get too extreme, can't guarantee look of print out
when you hit APPLY, can't undo
when saving, MAKE A COPY (don't replace) PHOTO EDITING SHOOTING SELF-PORTRAIT http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/3720.Anne_Frank misfit
focused
loud
annoying
misunderstood
hard-working
talker, chatty
goofy
creative
unique
athletic
direct
mischievous COMPOSITIONAL guidelines
that we remember:

• LINES- diagonals are dynamic!

• SIMPLICITY - less in the background AND 1 clear subject

• avoid MERGERS - things that seem to stick out of subject

• rule of thirds - imagine a tic tac toe grid, subject is at 1 of 4 points
AVOID exact center

• BALANCE - visual elements even out

•FRAMING - something in foreground that creates a frame for subject PERSPECTIVES - your thoughts:

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