Goals and Roles
Seeing the image is only the first step in the creation process. You must first understand the settings and processes of your camera in order to record what you see. To be successful you must not only understand the basic principles common to all cameras, but also the more advanced settings. Technical portions are required learning but it also important to understand that there are no visual rules which cannot be broken. There are MANY ways to capture a great photographic image! Once you have mastered technique, try to enjoy and embrace experimenting with settings, positioning, and lighting to create truly great and unique photographs!
In this Module students learn the technical and creative uses of aperture, shutter speed and ISO, and demonstrate how combinations of the three elements give very different results. Students also discover how a correct exposure is obtained through the combination of shutter speed, aperture and ISO, which make up the photographic triangle.
A. Creating and Presenting
A1. The Creative Process: apply the creative process to create a variety of art works, individually and/or collaboratively.
A2. The Elements and Principles of Design: apply the elements and principles of design to create art works for the purpose of self-expression and to communicate ideas, information and/or messages.
B. Reflecting, Responding, and Analysing
B1. The Critical Analysis Process: demonstrate an understanding of the critical analysis process by examining, interpreting, evaluating, and reflecting on various art works.
C1. Terminology: demonstrate an understanding of, and use correct terminology when referring to, elements, principles, and other components related to visual arts.
C2. Conventions and Techniques: demonstrate an understanding of conventions and techniques used in the creation of visual art works.
C3. Responsible Practices: demonstrate an understanding of responsible practices related to visual arts.
Check out this Amazing Document outlining MOST things we will discuss in this MODULE!
Part 1: Composition
Watch this VIDEO.
Explore the images and links below outlining the common rules of Composition:
A. Rule of Thirds – creating asymmetry
B. Using Lighting to Add Mood
C. Lines (Diagonal, Leading)
K. Orientation (Vertical v. Horizontal)
Assignment – Compositional Scavengerhunt (see below)
Written Assignment: Composition Worksheet
Part 2: Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO – The Exposure Triangle
Shutter Speed and Aperture Review – Handout
Watch the following videos and read the articles.
The Exposure Triangle:
Apertur and Depth of Field assignment
Shutter Speed: definition
Explore the links below.
Playing with Shutter: Watch the videos below
Motion and Depth of Field Assignment
How to create a proof sheet in PS.
Part 3: Critique
Complete the activity linked below.
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