Photography for Artists & Designers

Art & Design 265

Week 2

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Week 2

This week we're checking to see...
— how well we're getting the hang of image uploads to Google+.
— how well we're doing diving into basic use of the digital SLR.
— how well we're doing focusing on visual form as we select and crop images.
— how well we recall basic Photoshop skills for editing images.

Then we'll move deeper into photogaphic exposure issues. We'll exploit some camera features you've likely not used. We'll get set to compose and crop images through the viewfinder, rather than in post-processing.

Let's go.

001_Shoot from the Hip | 002_Straight Photo | Camera RAW | Adobe Bridge |

In Class

How'd we do with the first shooting assignment, 001_Shoot from the Hip

How did shooting go?

In Bridge?
In Photoshop?

Uploading go OK?


Are our image sets well unified?
Are clear graphic themes included?
Do the images reflect or express those themes well?
What image traits diminish or distract from expression of those themes?

What changes, updates or improvements might be made before final upload on Thursday?


The next shooting assignment: 002_Straight Photo

How is this different?
How is it the same as the 1st assignment?

Note the camera setup tactics described in the assignment:
bracketed shots;
bracket exposure variance;
ISO flexibility.

Adobe Bridge:

How to I navigate and edit from Bridge.
How to break the many images from the shoot into more focused Collections.
How to export edited original images into smaller JPEG images.

Adobe Camera RAW

How to edit images in CR rather than in Photoshop.
Why would I edit in CR?


Exposure & Auto-Exposure

What is the camera looking at? Why is auto exposure not always right?
— dramating lighting conditions (scenes with both very dark and intensely illuminated regions.)
— focal area is atypical. (the camera may not "guess" what region of the scene needs to be ideally exposed.)
— varied tones of subject matter. (subject may need to be very dark (e.g. tuxedos) or very light (e.g. wedding gowns) but the camera assumes a 50% gray average.)

Bracketing and Auto Bracketing

Tactics for premptively dealing with extreme or unmanageable exposure situations. (shoot varied exposures and pick the best later, in post-processing.)


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