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Digital Photography. Agenda Overview Tips for Taking Good Photos Editing Photos. Overview. Producing Good Photos Composing Editing Gadgets I’m not a gadget person. My focus is always composition, using whatever camera is available. Tips for Taking Good Photos. Frame the Photo - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Agenda

    Overview Tips for Taking Good Photos Editing Photos*Sarah Rosedahl*

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  • Producing Good Photos Composing Editing

    GadgetsIm not a gadget person. My focus is always composition, using whatever camera is available.

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  • Frame the Photo

    Hands, feet, headsAre they all in, if that is the desired look?Pay attention to how much sky and foreground are showing. Is it the look that you want?

    Camera angleBest not to point camera down at subjects, unless you are going for that particular look. Get level.

    Body and face looks and anglesAre subjects slouching, legs hanging open, faces looking down, etc.*Sarah Rosedahl*

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  • Frame the Photo Examples

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    Feet are cut off Some eyes are closed Cant see some faces Too much sky

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    Nicely framed Even sky/foreground All faces are showing People are smiling

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  • *Sarah Rosedahl*Camera pointing down at Sophie.Camera at eye level with Sophie.

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  • Sun and Lighting

    Time of day and sunlightMid-day is the worst time of day to take photos outside. When the sun is directly above, there is too much bright, glaring, overhead light. Photos appear washed out.

    ShadowsWatch out for bodies and faces in part shade, part sun.

    Position versus sunBest not to take photos into the sun. Have your back to the sun, but watch for your own shadow and watch for subjects squinting, looking into a bright sun.*Sarah Rosedahl*

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  • *Sarah Rosedahl*Good lighting in late afternoon. Good contrast and sun position. Otavalo, Equador.Bright sun overhead and shadows make the subject too dark.

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  • Flash or No Flash

    GlareIf a flash reflects off of something in the background, it can produce unwanted glare.

    Wash out Colors can appear washed out with a flash.

    Low light motion and blurrinessIn low light situations, you might not need a flash, but motion can appear blurry. Too much distance can cause blurriness also.*Sarah Rosedahl*

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  • Flash or No Flash Examples

    *Sarah Rosedahl*Low light without a flash and motion, caused this photo to be blurry.Glare from flash and washed out colors.

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  • Photography in Classrooms and Schools

    Be aware of the backgroundCan clutter be cleared up?Cables and other distracting stuff laying around?

    Kids love to make hand signalsWe cant use these photos.

    Remember sky/ground ceiling/floor and framing*Sarah Rosedahl*

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  • Photography in Classrooms and Schools Examples

    *Sarah Rosedahl*Hand signalsToo much clutter around the room distracts from the subject.

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  • Photography in Classrooms and Schools Examples

    *Sarah Rosedahl*Too much ceiling.

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  • *Sarah Rosedahl*Good examples of classroom photos.Framed well. Minimal clutter.

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  • Photos of Groups

    Try to line up in even rows without some people too far in the foreground and others too far back.

    If the back of the group is too close to a wall you might get unwanted shadows.

    Can everyone see the camera. If not, their face will not be in the photo.

    I like to get kids to wave, but remind them not to cover someone elses face.

    If outside, try to have your back to the sun, watch out for your shadow. If the sun is too bright people will have to squint.*Sarah Rosedahl*

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  • *Sarah Rosedahl* One girl way in the front of the rest makes it too difficult to see the others far in the back.

    One boy is holding a box in front of his face. This happens frequently with hands waving also.

    One girl in front of screen with glare

    Some students behind others and not visible

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  • *Sarah Rosedahl*Photo by SAAM photographer.

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  • Action Shots

    People speakingIt can be really difficult to take a photo of someone while they are talking. Try to time the photo when they are in between words to avoid funny faces.

    Hand MovementTry to time the photo in between hand motions to avoid blurriness.

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  • *Sarah Rosedahl* No meaningful expression. Background too dark.This one is better. Could use to express making a point. Light background is better contrast.

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  • My Four Favorite FixesCroppingLighting, Color, ContrastStraighteningRed Eye

    Picasa Demo

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