Monday, February 13, 2017

Manual Work Photo 1/2

  • You can shoot anywhere within walking distance of the Shorecrest campus.
  • All pictures should showcase your ability to shoot with proper composition, which includes rule of thirds, proper headroom, and leading the subject.

  1. Regular Action Shooting
Place the camera in Manual mode.
Shoot 30-40 pictures of moving subjects using traditional fast shutter speeds (usually 1/250-1/2000). The entire picture should be in focus.
Have your subjects repeat the same action over and over. Adjust the aperture as needed to ensure proper lighting. 
Don’t forget to show faces.
Your goal is to get 10-12 great shots. Keep shooting until you feel you have at least 10-12 great shots.

Suggested activities to shoot: someone running across the field, someone doing jumping jacks, someone doing back handsprings or other gymnastic moves, or (if you have any sporting equipment) take pictures of someone playing catch with a football, baseball, or Frisbee etc.

  1. Depth of Field Practice

Put the camera in manual (aperture mode).
Shoot 10 Shots of the exact same subject from the exact same angle.
Adjust the Aperture from low to high between each shot.
Start at a wide open aperture setting of f4.0 and work your way down to f29.
I would suggest shooting a flower or tree close up with something else in the deep background.

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