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<ul><li><p>Photography by </p><p>Amy </p><p> Creative Photography </p><p>Introductory Class </p><p>My Equipment </p><p>All images that I took in this guide were taken with the Canon Rebel T3 </p><p>and either the Canon EFS 18-55mm lens/image stabilizer or the Canon </p><p>50mm fixed lens (for portraits) </p><p>Sources: Mom*tog, Picablog (Stephanie Glover), Canon.com </p></li><li><p>Lesson One: Technically Speaking </p></li><li><p>__________________________</p><p>__________________________</p><p>__________________________</p><p>__________________________</p><p>__________________________</p><p>__________________________ </p></li><li><p>______________________________________________ </p></li><li><p>Lets Review </p><p>1. You want a fuzzy backgrounddo you set your A </p><p>(aperture) to a high number or a low number? </p><p>2. It is a sunny day. You are taking a picture that you may </p><p>want to blow up to 20x30. Do you set your ISO to 200 or </p><p>800? ________ Why? </p><p>3. It is an overcast day and you are taking portraits of your </p><p>kids. You dont want to think about aperture or ISO, you </p><p>just want to enjoy shooting them. Do you set it to the green </p><p>rectangle or P? Why? </p></li><li><p>Lesson Two: Lighting Is </p><p>EVERYTHNG!!! </p></li><li><p>Lesson 3: GET CREATIVE </p><p>We all tend to try to get the entire subject in a picture. What we forget </p><p>most often is the little details of our little onesthe way their wrists </p><p>used to have such deep creases that they looked like they had rubber </p><p>bands around themthe wrinkles on their little toeshow cute their </p><p>tiny hangnails werethat little curl at the nape of their neck before their </p><p>1st haircut. </p><p> Todays lesson will teach you how to capture those little, precious </p><p>moments/things. </p><p>GET CLOSE </p><p> To capture small moments, GET CLOSE! Look at this picture of </p><p>Zachary after he lost his tooth. </p><p>. </p><p>I got close enough to capture the space where the old tooth used to be, </p><p>but far away enough to include Brownie the cow, his expression, and </p><p>the location (baseball field). </p></li><li><p>My next shot GOT CLOSER. Now I can see in detail which tooth it </p><p>was and even the detail of the new tooth coming in already! </p><p>__________________________</p><p>__________________________</p><p>__________________________</p><p>__________________________</p><p>__________________________</p><p>__________________________</p><p>__________________________ </p></li><li><p>POINT OF VIEW </p><p> When we think of taking a picture of someone/something, </p><p>we typically have them face us, stand in front of them, tilt our </p><p>heads forward to look down, then shoot. Try something </p><p>different to get even better shots, change your point of view! </p><p> Worms eye view </p><p> Birds eye view </p></li><li><p>If you cant move around (restricted space, baby cries when you </p><p>get too far away), change the angle of your camera. Take some </p><p>horizontal, some vertical, then slightly cock your camera a </p><p>little for a professional effect. </p></li><li><p>Great Sites: </p><p>photographybyamy.smugmug.com (ideas) </p><p>picasa (download to your hard drive and use to make simple edits like </p><p>lighting your exposure to create a portrait effect) </p><p>picmonkey (editing) </p><p>momtog.com (great tips and ideas) MANY of what I will hand out </p><p>comes from her site! </p><p>http://digital-photography-school.com/ </p><p>pinterest (join and type in children, baby, family photography and every </p><p>day you will receive new ideas and tips) </p><p>google picablog </p><p>You can just choose some tutorials, or like them on facebook for </p><p>updates. Their 365 project is awesome!!! </p></li><li><p>More to learn about: </p><p>Leading Lines </p><p>Leading lines are used to draw the viewers eye through a photograph. These can be unintentional, but, in most cases, very intentional! Every photograph tells a story. Leading lines </p><p>help your viewer go through your story. </p><p>Leading lines come in a variety of forms: fences, bridges, bricks, shore lines, buildings. Really </p><p>anything can be a leading line! Lets take a look at some examples. </p></li><li><p> While I think they are both cute I much prefer the right over the left. Heres why. The centered picture looks more like a snapshot. By stepping back and following the rule of thirds, it becomes </p><p>a portrait. </p><p>Lets take a look at the right picture on the grid. </p></li><li><p>Thank you SO much for attending my class </p><p>I sincerely hope that it helps you understand your camera better and gives you the </p><p>confidence to take your camera off auto every once in a while and fall in love with shooting </p><p>photography. </p><p>Everything Ive taught in this class takes practice. It is KEY!!! Its okay if you make </p><p>mistakesthats why we all love digital! You can just delete your mistakes or go onto </p><p>Picmonkey.com or Picasa and correct them! You will also learn from your mistakes. You </p><p>will understand why your camera produces the images it does. </p><p>You now know that if you are getting motion blur that you need to check your shutter </p><p>spped to make sure it is not too low. </p><p>You know that to get a great picture you need proper exposure and great light. </p><p>Also, you know that a picture doesnt have to be perfect to create a memory. Dont get so </p><p>wrapped up in getting a perfect exposure and miss a moment! Think back to pictures of </p><p>your childhoodToo dark? Fuzzy? Overexposed? I know mine are, and I LOVE </p><p>THEM! THEY ARE PRICELESS!!!! They are packed with memories and emotions from </p><p>my past. </p><p>I love taking pictures. Im a photographer, its what I do. I think, whether you are a pro </p><p>or a parent with a camera, you want to get the most out of your fancy camera and take </p><p>beautiful pictures of your precious family. I also know that when Max and Zachary look </p><p>back at the pictures of their childhood they wont be looking at the white balance or </p><p>lighting. I hope, as they look at the palethera of pictures of their lives, that they see a life </p><p>full of fun, love, and family. </p><p>The perfect exposures, crisp images, and perfectly lit faces will come with practice. Those </p><p>moments will come and go. So.keep shooting, keep learning, and HAVE FUN! </p><p>And remember, Im only a phone call, email, or text away! </p><p>Amy </p><p>www.photographybyamy.smugmug.com (315) 635-5462 text only: (315) 383-8958 </p></li></ul>