Torah Bright (AUS) competes in the Finals of the Ladies’ Snowboard Halfpipe at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Open your visual journal for our critique session, add the work of a student who you are providing a critique and answer the following questions.
Just the facts. Describe the image using terms related to fast shutter, composition, and elements of art (line, shape, form, color, texture, value).
What do you see?
No opinions here.
Tell how your descriptive observation answers relate to each other. How are elements and composition organized? Think about the principles of art (rhythm, balance, repetition, contrast, movement, emphasis). Which Principles are being used and how?
How does this piece make you feel? What does it remind you of? What do you think the artist trying to communicate about the subject?
Don’t include opinions yet about quality or success.
Is this piece successful or not? Is it original or not? Is the image sharp, well exposed and interesting to look at? What is your gut feeling about the visual idea when you first looked at it? What do propose the artist does differently?
I can produce a 5 well exposed and sharply focused stop motion photographs with interesting composition using a fast shutter speed by the end of the class period today.
Exposure: 1/1600 sec. f/2.8; ISO 3200; Manual mode
Make at least 5 or more photographs today demonstrating how to control a DSLR shutter to provide a fast shutter speed to produce a dynamic stop motion image. Remember you need to control the shutter of a DSLR camera using the manual setting (M mode). The faster the shutter moves the more stopping capacity you have to freeze action.
Start with 1/500th sec. and move up to 1/100th sec. What about 1/2000th sec.?
Remember to watch your camera’s exposure meter for proper exposure. Also, select the maximum lens aperture to help you achieve proper exposure with the highest shutter speed possible depending on available light.
ISO will also help you achieve the required results. The higher you go with the camera’s ISO the more sensitive the camera image sensor becomes giving you more light capturing potential, which translates to higher shutter speeds.
Last week you learned how to use a slow shutter and different techniques, such as painting with light, panning and ghosting, to produce interesting visual images. This week will be the opposite. You will shorten the shutter speed of the camera to capture fast moving subjects and freeze action.
I can produce a 5 well exposed and sharply focused stop motion photographs with interesting composition using a fast shutter speed (due Wednesday 3/13 for critique).
The Photo Challenge this week is called Exposure Triangle – Fast Shutter. You will make two photographs to start out the week demonstrating how to control a DSLR shutter to provide a fast shutter speed to produce a dynamic stop motion image. Remember you need to control the shutter of a DSLR camera using the manual setting (M mode). The faster the shutter moves the more stopping capacity you have to freeze action.
Before you go out you will need to have an action plan written at your visual journal and a sketch depicting what you want to photograph (pre-visualize what you want to do).
Additionally, you will need to demonstrate to Mr. Wayrynen how to set a DSLR camera to the following settings:
Think of a concept for your silhouette photos and then take photos of back lit subjects to make high contrast silhouettes. You can edit them in Photoshop to give them more blacks and whites, and contrast. Use a couple of studio lights aimed at the background and turn the studio light off to get maximum contrast in your subject. Expose for the background. Name your final photo lastname_silhouette.jpg Turn in on separately from your visual journal.
Candid Moments with Captions (3-5 photographs with captions)
To get you started look at the work of photographer Henri Cartier Bresson, who coined the phrase “decisive moment.” On your visual journal post 2-3 of his photographs and write a paragraph about his work including your thoughts about his timing, composition and ability to capture the perfect moment.
Now photograph 3-5 candid moments of your own and edit your images using Lightroom. Write a caption for each photo you post to your visual journal including who, what, when, where and why. Include technical camera info for each photo.
What is your color?
Create a Photoshop Collage 9×12 inches in either landscape or portrait orientation at 300 dpi representing your favorite color. Include a photo of yourself, the color you select and a text layer describing why the color you selected is your color. Post your final image to your visual journal.
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