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SESSION ONE. PHOTOGRAPHY 101. MARK WOODWARD PHOTOGRAPHY

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SESSION ONE.

PHOTOGRAPHY 101. MARK WOODWARD PHOTOGRAPHY

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WHO AM I? – Mark Woodward Photography, freelance commercial

and event photographer.

– Work for whoever wants me or I want to work for.

– The University, York St. John, visityork, several clients at London Fashion Week and many more.

– Professional for a year and a bit now, studied last year, now full time photography.

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WORKSHOP PLAN! – Improve knowledge and understanding.

– Teach what I’d consider the most important aspects of photography.

– Movement by James College and PhotoSoc to promote Photography in the University. More sessions planned for the new year!

– IMPROVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY.

– Have fun (maybe).

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FIRSTLY…– Join the “James College Photography Tutorial Group” on

facebook!

– Platform to share photos weekly, post your homework, receive feedback on your images.

– My contact details are: [email protected], on facebook at www.facebook.com/markwphoto and @markw_photo on twitter.

– Next week, 5 minute photo competition!

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UPCOMING– 1st workshop – today. Basic introduction to

photography, camera modes, equipment and techniques, a little about post production and sharing and homework….

– 2nd workshop – same time next week! Composition, ‘rules of composing pictures’, cropping, changing your viewpoint and perspective and homework again!

– 3rd workshop – exposure and colour. Moving beyond automatic mode to take control of your photos.

– Maybe more… if you’re lucky.

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PHOTOGRAPHY IS HUGE. – In 2011, 2.5 billion people had some form of a digital camera.

– In 2012, 70 billion photos were uploaded to facebook alone, making it the world’s largest photo library.

– An old photography saying: “The best camera is the one you always have with you.”

– Flickr has insightful statistics on popular cameras.

– 83 million photos from iPhone 4.

– Accessibility to digital photography has made photography more popular.

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CAMERAS

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WHAT MAKES CAMERAS BETTER?

VS

Olympus C300 – eBay price £11.19

Nikon D4 – eBay price £3,750

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WHAT MAKES CAMERAS BETTER? Olympus C300 Nikon D4− 3 million pixels− 2.8x zoom range− 1.9 photos per second− 1.8” screen− 1/2.5” sensor size− 80 shot battery life− 240g weight− Built in flash

− 15.9 million pixels− 152 lenses, ~ 100x zoom range− 11 photos per second− 3.2” screen− 35mm sensor size (5.5x bigger)− 4200 shot battery life− 1337g weight− No built in flash!

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LENSES – Between Nikon, Canon and Sigma (three main lens

manufacturers), there are around 300 lenses.

– Several main categories of lenses.

– Two main difference: Prime and Zoom.

– Focal length is measured in mm. 50mm is approximately standard human view.

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LENSES – Fisheye (ultra wide angle) – 4-10mm

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LENSES – Wide angle (10-20mm)

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LENSES – Standard Zoom ( 20-100mm)

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LENSES – Telephoto (70-200mm)

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LENSES – Ultra telephoto (300mm+)

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LENSES – ‘Fast’ lenses (most ranges)

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LENSES – Macro lenses (50-200mm)

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LENSES – Tilt shift lenses (often wide angle)

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LENSES – Standardized focal length.

– Measured relative to 35mm film – how pictures used to be taken.

– Smaller sensors = bigger crop factors = lenses appear longer

– iPhone 5 lens spec: 4.1mm. However, it uses a very small sensor, so with it’s crop factor it works out about 33mm equivalent.

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FULLY AUTO MODE – Is great, in some situations, even for professionals.

– Cameras are much smarter than humans unfortunately.

– Controls ISO, White Balance, Aperture, Shutter Speed, Focus.

– When you want more creative control over when you shoot, other more manual modes come in.

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PHOTO SHARING– As we said before, facebook is a huge platform for

photo sharing.

– Sadly, it doesn’t always do good photos justice.

– There’s a number of really good sharing sites other than facebook.

– Flickr– 500px – Tumblr– Deviantart

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IMAGE SELECTION– The difference between professionals and normal

photographers – professionals don’t show you all the bad ones.

– Good photos are about quality, not quantity.

– There’s very much a scale, between years as a photographer and images taken per situation.

– Pick photos that you like. Cut down, if you took 6,235,832,526,245 photos, that doesn’t mean people will want to see them.

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USEFUL STUFF– The internet is a beautiful place! Go explore.

– Google images for stuff you like.

– 500px is fantastic.

– Photobox.

– www.digital-photography-school.com

– photography.tutsplus.com/

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THANKS FOR LISTENING.

– Homework!

– Go find 3 images you like on google images, a particular style, viewpoint, subject, go out this week and take similar shots. Post your results on the facebook along with the original, we’ll have a look next week and I’ll pick a few I like the most (and potentially there might be a chocolate based reward).

– Next week: bring your phone and make sure it’s charged and hooked up to the internet, we’re going to have a 10 minute competition half way through the session!

– Any questions?