Photographic Composition

Learning target:

  • I can provide a helpful critique to my elbow partner’s Composition Elements photographs using a Google form.

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What Composition Element(s) to you see in this photograph? Use your visual journals to respond. Add the image to your visual journal (blog) to provide context. After five minutes we will share your observations.

  • Rule of Thirds
  • Visual Weight
  • Balance
  • Eye-Lines
  • Triangles
  • Single Point
  • Horizons
  • Frame within a Frame
  • Leading Lines
  • Framing Devices
  • Dynamic Tension
  • Depth
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Photographic Composition

Learning targets:

  • I can successfully publish a research post about photographic composition at my visual journal using WordPress
  • I can (with my elbow partner) thoughtfully produce two composition element photographs using a DSLR camera.
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Rule of thirds is one of the most powerful composition elements used by professional photographers. Rule of thirds is adjusting the main subject of the photograph away from the center of the image frame.

Before checking out a camera with your elbow partner students will need to write a paragraph at your visual journal (blog) about two composition elements. Your writing needs to be based on research and not copy pasting from the internet. Please find photographs online that show examples of your choice of composition elements and add them to your blog post.

Choose two of the following composition elements:

  • Rule of Thirds
  • Visual Weight
  • Balance
  • Eye-Lines
  • Triangles
  • Single Point
  • Horizons
  • Frame within a Frame
  • Leading Lines
  • Framing Devices
  • Dynamic Tension
  • Depth

Photographic Composition

Learning target:

  • I can create a WordPress blog
  • I can research and learn about (with my elbow partner) two of the composition elements of my choice.

Before going out to make pictures you will need to write a paragraph in your own words about what the composition is and what type of subject matter might work in and around school. Please show an example of both elements on your blog.

 

Choose two of the following composition elements:

  • Rule of Thirds
  • Visual Weight
  • Balance
  • Eye-Lines
  • Triangles
  • Single Point
  • Horizons
  • Frame within a Frame
  • Leading Lines
  • Framing Devices
  • Dynamic Tension
  • Depth

Student work

composition elements

Research each element before choosing. You can right click on the word or phrase from the blog to begin your research. Once you and your elbow partner have found two composition elements to work on begin making photographs around school showing your understanding of composition.

You will produce two practice photographs and publish them to your visual journal (blog) by this Wednesday September 26 for critique. You will turn in a link to your visual journal to the Google classroom for credit.

Please export using Lightroom. Name your digital image files using your Lightroom preset so that the name of the file contains the composition element you are demonstrating:

For Example, if you were exploring depth, you would name the file:

LastName_Depth.jpg

If you were exploring leading lines, you would name the file:

Lastname_LeadingLines.jpg

Note:

To produce quality images, you will need to shoot more than just two practice and two final images. Keep shooting until you come up with photographs you absolutely love! Additionally, you will turn in your final Hello Photography! image. Each photographer will need to produce their own image based on the visual idea list used to help describe Heritage High School.

Hello Photography…continued

“There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.”

– Robert Frank

Robert-Frank-the-Americans

Learning target:

Hello photography! Working in pairs come up with one word that describes your school or its community.

Make a list of your favorite ideas to use for a photo scavenger hunt. Focus your ideas on what could describe this school and the community in visual terms.

Adobe Lightroom Export

Learning target:

I can export a digital image file using Lightroom export.

How to:

Select the Library module

library module

Select image  and Click on the Export… buttonexport button

In the export dialog box choose folder later (useful for presets).

choose later

 

Under file setting set the image format to JPEG, the quality to 70, color space to Adobe RGB (1998) and resolution to 240 pixels.

file settings

Click on the Add button in the preset column and give your new preset a name. Click on the create button.

new preset

After naming your export preset, click export. You will be prompted to choose where you want to save your image file. Navigate to F drive personal folder and put your image file into the Hello Photography folder.

click export

Congratulations! You met the Learning Target.

 

 

Importing Pictures to Lightroom

Learning target:

  • I can import pictures from an SD card or computer hard drive to my computer F drive using Adobe Lightroom.

Learning activity:

Create or open an Adobe Lightroom Classic CC catalog on your F drive in a sub folder called Hello photography.

Select on the menu bar Help>Lightrooom Classic CC Tutorial

Lightroom Help menu

Step 2: Choose Lightroom Classic CC Get started link.

Lightroom Help 2

Step 3: View the import photos into Lightroom Classic video

Lightroom Help 3

Once you are done viewing the video tutorial go out with your elbow partner and shoot pictures around Heritage High School using a DSLR or smartphone for 10 minutes. Please watch your time.

Return and import your pictures.

 

 

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