nature/landscape photographers. landscape photography also referred to as nature photography can...
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Nature/Landscape Photographers Slide 2 Landscape Photography Also referred to as Nature Photography Can include landscapes, wildlife, plants, close-ups of natural scenes and textures Puts a strong emphasis on the artistic value of the photo, more so than photojournalism and documentary photography Genre that is meant to show the beauty of the natural world Slide 3 Show as little human activity as possible Popular subjects are waterfalls, & mountain vistas - have neutral density or polarizing filters - what you see is what you get (WYSIWYG) Has become a valuable tool to inspire environmental stewardship - captures the beauty of unspoiled places Created with a wide angle lens, tripod, small apertures (f/11 to f/22) to maximize depth of field Slide 4 Wildlife Photography Devoted to capturing interesting/unique animals in action - eating, fighting, in flight Usually shot in the wild (some game farms allow photographers) Different technique than Landscape - wide apertures to gain a fast shutter speed, freeze subject in motion, and blur the background Can also be shot with a long telephoto lenses - good if far away from the subject Slide 5 Ansel Adams 1902 - 1984 Born in San Francisco Educated by private tutors from age of 12 - studied piano and learned Greek Wanted to become photographer after seeing Paul Strands negatives Met wife, Virginia Best in Yosemite Best known for B&W photographs of the American West Wrote several books and co-founded a group with fellow photographers Slide 6 Was a member of the Sierra Club and wife was director Adams became an environmentalist and photographs serve as a record of what many of the national parks looked like before human intervention and travel Slide 7 Slide 8 Slide 9 Slide 10 Carl Sams II & Jean Stoick Professional wildlife photographers From Milford, Michigan Began photographing wildlife in 1982 Published Images of the Wild - collection of their favorite images and some stories Stranger in the Woods - 1st childrens book, published in 1999 Slide 11 Slide 12 Slide 13 Slide 14 Aperture & Shutter Speeds Heres where it starts to get a little tricky!! Exposure deals with the amount of light you are allowing to come into the camera This is controlled by adjusting the shutter speed and f-stop settings Slide 15 Shutter Speed Based on the factor of 2 The lower the number, the more light is coming into the camera (slower speed) The higher the number, the less light is coming into the camera (higher speed) Slide 16 The Shutter Speeds 1 1/2 1/4 1/8 1/15 1/30 1/60 1/125 1/250 1/500 1/1000 This is the amount of time the light will have to get inside the camera Slide 17 Aperture Is the opening in the lens - the hole in the lens Also based on the factor of 2 The lower the number, the more exposure of light in the camera, called Opening up The higher the number, the less exposure of light in the camera, called Closing down Slide 18 The Aperture Settings 1 1.4 2.8 4 5.6 8 11 16 22 32 This is the amount of light coming into the camera In order to control the Shutter Speed and Aperture Settings, you will need to switch your camera over to Manual (M) mode Slide 19 Shutter Speed & F/stop Combinations If you set the camera at a f-stop of f/8 and a shutter speed of 1/60 second, you will get the same result as if you set it at a f-stop of f/5.6 and a shutter speed of 1/125 - called equivalent exposure settings You will know when you have Optimum exposure - a bar should indicate it on your screen or in the eye piece at the bottom