BETTER PHOTOS How to shoot like the pros. C.T. Henry Photographer + Instructor.

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<ul><li><p>BETTER PHOTOSHow to shoot like the pros</p></li><li><p>C.T. HenryPhotographer + Instructor</p></li><li><p>NAME</p><p>Where youre from</p><p>3 things thatwater your rootsINTRODUCTIONS</p></li><li><p>SURVEY</p></li><li><p>Why dont my photos look like the pros?</p></li><li><p>Why dont my photos look like the pros?</p></li><li><p>Getting it right in the camera</p></li><li><p>Course OutlineHow to Shoot like the Pros</p><p>Lesson 1: Taking Control of Your CameraLesson 2: Seeing the light - ExposureLesson 3: Capturing Color &amp; GestureLesson 4: Taking Tack Sharp imagesLesson 5: Composing the frameLesson 6: Understanding ApertureLesson 7: Understanding Shutter SpeedLesson 8: Shooting Manual &amp; Photo Recipes</p></li><li><p>LESSON 1: </p><p>1. How to shoot like the pros2. Sage Advice from the masters3. How to Draw the Eye4. Taking Control of the camera</p></li><li><p>#1 Its a Process</p></li><li><p>The Power ofPost-Processing</p></li><li><p>The Power ofPost-Processing</p></li><li><p>#2 Shoot what you love!</p><p>1) Dont shoot it, if youve seen it before. </p><p>2) Dont shoot it, if it doesnt excite you</p></li><li><p>How do pros create images that captivate the eye , the mind, and the heart of others?#3 VISION</p></li><li><p>All great images start in the photographers mind.Make Pictures,Dont just take Pictures</p></li><li><p>Get a Photo Notebook</p></li><li><p>Jason Lee</p></li><li><p>Jason Lee</p></li><li><p>Jason Lee</p></li><li><p>Make a Shot list</p></li><li><p>PART 2:</p><p>What do Pros know that we dont?</p><p>Sage Advice from the masters</p></li><li><p>PART 3:</p><p>What do Pros know that we dont?</p><p>How to draw the eye</p></li><li><p>How to Draw the EyeUnderstanding what draws the eye is the key to creating compelling images. It allows us to more intentionally direct the eye. It affects what the viewer looks at and in what order. It affects how an image looks and how it feels. Our goal is to capture images that look and feel the way we want them to.</p></li><li><p>How to Draw the Eye1) Objects that are bright before objects that are dark. The human eyes looks at the brightest part of an image first.</p></li><li><p>How to Draw the Eye1) Objects that are bright before objects that are dark. The human eyes looks at the brightest part of an image first.</p></li><li><p>How to Draw the Eye2) Were drawn to the human figure more than anything else. Were drawn to faces more than any other part of the figure, and the eyes more than any other part of the face.</p></li><li><p>How to Draw the Eye2) Were drawn to the human figure more than anything else. Were drawn to faces more than any other part of the figure, and the eyes more than any other part of the face.</p></li><li><p>How to Draw the Eye2) Were drawn to the human figure more than anything else. Were drawn to faces more than any other part of the figure, and the eyes more than any other part of the face.</p></li><li><p>How to Draw the Eye3) Objects that are in focus before elements that are out of focus.</p></li><li><p>How to Draw the Eye4) Objects that are warm and vibrant than objects that are cool.</p></li><li><p>How to Draw the Eye4) Objects that are warm and vibrant than objects that are cool.</p></li><li><p>How to Draw the Eye5) We are drawn to text before other parts of the photo.</p></li><li><p>How to Draw the Eye6) Objects that are large before objects that are small.</p></li><li><p>PART 4:</p><p>Taking Control of your camera</p></li><li><p>Taking control of your camera is the first step in creating visually interesting images.</p></li><li><p>Taking control of your camera1. Shoot in Program mode2. Shoot in the largest file size &amp; finest quality3. Evaluative or Matrix metering mode4. AF-S = One Shot, AF-C = AI Servo5. Keep your ISO as low as possible6. Set your White Balance for accurate color7. Shoot in RAW 8. Reformat your memory card</p></li><li><p>Shoot in program modeEven though its a point-and-shoot mode, Program mode allows you to get the shot quickly.Plus, you can control some of the cameras features, like white balance, ISO, etc.</p></li><li><p>Shoot in the Largest size and the Finest qualitySIZE:Small - 1600x1200 (2M)Medium - 2816x2112 (6M)Large - 3456x2592 (9M)QUALITY:NormalFineSuperfine</p></li><li><p>Set your white balance</p></li><li><p>Set your white balance</p></li><li><p>Set your white balanceDepending on the light source, set your camera to see accurate colorsTungstenFluorescentAutoDaylightCloudy</p></li><li><p>Set your white balanceWarmCool</p></li><li><p>Shoot in RAWADVANTAGES1. RAW provides the highest possible image quality (no compression)</p><p>2. No in-camera processing is done to RAW files. Pros have a great deal of control when they process the photos using RAW processing software, like Photoshop. </p><p>3. The RAW digital negative is never damaged. Even after processing the RAW image, you can always revert to the original at any time. </p><p>4. JPEGs degrade over time. Every time you open and edit JPEG files, you lose information. DISADVANTAGES1. RAW files are larger in size, so youll fit about 1/3 fewer photos on your memory cards. </p><p>2. Also, since RAW files are larger than JPEGs, they take up more space on your computer or hard drive.</p><p>3. It takes longer to edit them in Photoshop, since the photographer must choose the brightness, contrast, sharpness, color correction, etc.</p></li><li><p>Reformatting the memory cardDont fill up your memory cardOnly erase photos from your card when you have at least two copiesDont erase, reformat the card</p></li><li><p>HOMEWORK:1. Read How many Megapixels do you need? by Scott Kelby from The Digital Photography Book</p><p>2. Practice shooting in Program mode using your knowledge of how to draw the eye.</p><p>3. Upload THREE of your best photos, keeping in mind how to draw the eye and using Program mode.Flickr Group Pool: http://www.flickr.com/groups/cambridgecenter/</p></li><li><p>LESSON 2: How the Camera sees...Seeing the LightPlease Bring:1. Camera2. The Manual for the Camera3. Small Notebook</p></li><li><p>Course OutlineHow to Shoot like the Pros</p><p>Lesson 1: Taking Control of Your CameraLesson 2: Seeing the light - ExposureLesson 3: Capturing Color &amp; GestureLesson 4: Taking Tack Sharp imagesLesson 5: Composing the frameLesson 6: Understanding ApertureLesson 7: Understanding Shutter SpeedLesson 8: Shooting Manual &amp; Photo Recipes</p></li><li><p>Getting Tack Sharp PhotosHold camera properlyLock focus with shutter buttonLock focus and then repositioningMove the point of focusRoll your finger over the shutter to reduce vibrationsZoom in to check your focus</p></li></ul>