"Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still." Dorothea Lange

We will begin this unit by asking... "what makes a photograph timeless?"



We must begin to learn how to recognize the design elements

Unit 1

Learning to see with your camera:

In the beginning of the course students are asked to take series of photos using a variety of compositional techniques and subjects. Examples(5 for each) of the rule of thirds, multiple points of view, leading line, framing, reflections, shadows and portraits are placed in separate folders in the drop folder under their name on our school server. Here are some examples from each category.

Rule of Thirds:

Brooke.jpg

sang4.JPG
kevinz2.JPG

Different Points of View:

Alex_.JPG
swing.jpg
Branches.JPG

Framing:

alex2.JPG
brooke5.JPG
Snow_Stadium2.JPG

Shadows:

TakeARide.JPG
next.jpeg
Gloria.JPG

Reflections:

Edward_reflection.JPG
alex_h_9.JPG
Trophy.JPG

Portraits:

KQED http://tinyurl.com/5u4vgpo
KevinZ.jpeg
Photo_1_Collaboration_-_page_1.jpg
Wenny.jpeg

Leading Line:


chrystal.JPG
brooke3.jpg
alex.jpg

First we must learn to recognize the difference between a snapshot and a photograph.
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