( altering f stop to acquire enough light)
Take 1-2 shots of the three still life set-ups: white still life, black still life, mixed white and black still life
-pre-set your camera to f16 and shutter speed of 125
-stand no more than 3 feet from your subject.
-fill the viewfinder with the subject. Consider composition, alter your vantage point
*-take a METER READING
-adjust your f-stop to get a “middle” reading
-document the subject and the setting on your chart
take the picture
Repeat for all 3 still life set-ups
(altering f-stop to change the depth of field)
Working with another student in the class, set your model about 4 feet in front of a background (ex: brick wall, leaves, etc).
Take 3 headshot portraits at 3 different f-stops: f22, f8, f4
– As you alter the f-stop you will also need to change the shutter speed to compensate for the change in light.
– Determine how close you should stand to your subject by checking your composition to make sure that you see the subjects head and shoulders, as well as the background.
– Your subject does not need to be in the center
– Consider not only facial expression, but the position of the head and the direction of the gaze.
Take 2 frames of a composition that has objects in the foreground, middleground and background
Get on eye level with the object in the foreground
Take the 1st frame at a high depth of field; take the 2nd frame at a low depth of field
Shoot the rest of your film keeping the following concepts in mind. You will hand in your best 3.
-Composition (vantage point,not centered, rule of 3rds, golden triangle, golden regtangle)
-Principles and elements (line, shape, texture, value, emphasis, balance, scale/proportion, rhythm/repeatition/movement/pattern, contrast)