The second part of your Spring Break homework is to create an action sequence. You can do this two ways:
1. If your camera has continuous shutter you can take multiple pictures very quickly.
2. If your camera does not have continuous shutter you can have your subject repeat the action multiple times and take multiple shots.
You need to get one really good action sequence during Spring Break. It may take you 30-40 pictures for it to work out or if you are lucky or skillful it may only take four or five pictures.
Please shoot DRAMATIC action. Pick sports or activities that are interesting and action packed.
Make sure your shot is taken from a creative angle and demonstrates intense action. Each sequence should have 3-5 shots.
When you’re creating a sequence photo make sure you get all the action you need. This can be done by choosing the action setting on a DSLR. Make sure you have a camera that able to do high shutter speeds. A DSRL that can shoot 3-5fps can get you great results. Then set the camera up in a sturdy location or on a sturdy tripod so movement between frames is limited. Below are some truly amazing examples of sequence photography. The trick is to hold the camera steady and have the action move through multiple frames/photos:
YouTube Sequence Tutorial
Text Tutorial for Sequence Assignment
- Open your multiple pictures into Adobe Bridge
- Tools>Photoshop>Photoshop>Load Files into Photoshop Layers
- Edit>Auto Align Layers
- create a new black layer mask on your top layer (alt + click on the layer mask icon in the layer palette)
- paint in white over your subject (sometimes lowering the opacity will help you see where to paint.
- flatten image
- add shadows as needed