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Photography Composition. Composing Storytelling Photos. Great Photography Matters. Good yearbook photography is the best way to capture moments and tell stories Powerful words can bring a moment to life – but a picture can help readers remember - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Slide 1Great Photography Matters
Good yearbook photography is the best way to capture moments and tell stories
Powerful words can bring a moment to life – but a picture can help readers remember
Just a few simple tricks can take your photography skills to an award winning level!
Curriculum ~ Photography
Capture the “peak of action”
Take multiple photos during the moment to make sure you capture it (use the continuous shot function if available on your camera)
Action happens in everything (not just sports!)
Action moments happen in an instant, so always be ready!
Curriculum ~ Photography
Curriculum ~ Photography
Reaction photos remind people of the importance of the topic
People naturally look for reactions to moments and find them interesting
Curriculum ~ Photography
Amplify the meaning of photos
Do not have students merely smiling at the camera
Curriculum ~ Photography
Composition
Framing - Use of objects or people to frame and draw attention to Center of Visual Interest (CVI), ie: the main subject
Curriculum ~ Photography
Curriculum ~ Photography
Curriculum ~ Photography
Leading Lines
Leading lines/looks - Imaginary or real lines lead the reader to the subject (CVI) and heighten content interest
Curriculum ~ Photography
Composition
Selective focus - Subject(s) or CVI are in focus while background and/or foreground are blurred
Curriculum ~ Photography
Repetition - Repetition or patterns of people, expressions or surroundings lead viewers to the CVI
Curriculum ~ Photography
Subject is divided into thirds vertically and horizontally
Subject is placed on one of the intersecting lines or hot spots
Curriculum ~ Photography
Curriculum ~ Photography
Silhouettes
Silhouettes
Subject appears black because light source is behind subject and not the photographer
Curriculum ~ Photography
photo no-no’s:
Discuss what is wrong with each photo.
Face is covered
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