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My name is David

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  • 1. My name is David

2. I love baseball ( 3. Burning Man( 4. and Bishop, Calif. ( 5. Photojournalism 6. What is it? 7. What is it?Using photos to tell a story. 8. What is it? Honesty Empathy Objectivity Relevance Timeliness Narrative 9. What is it? Honesty Empathy Objectivity Relevance Timeliness NarrativeMoments 10. Decisive momentPhotographers deal in things whichare continually vanishing and whenthey have vanished there is nocontrivance on earth which can makethem come back again. Henri Cartier-Bresson( 11. Fleeting Look at light and admire its beauty. Close your eyes, and then look again: what you saw is no longer there; and what you will see later is not yet. Leonardo da Vinci 12. What makes a good picture? 13. What makes a good picture? 14. What makes a good picture? Technical quality 15. What makes a good picture? Technical quality 16. What makes a good picture?Aestheticvalue 17. What makes a good picture?Aestheticvalue 18. What makes a good picture? Storytelling ability 19. What makes a good picture? Storytelling ability 20. What makes a good picture? Aesthetic value Technical quality Storytelling ability 21. Snap Shots"Youve got to push yourself harder. Youve got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. Youve got to take the tools you have and probe deeper. Bill Allard, National Geographic( 22. Terms 23. ApertureThe adjustable opening in a camera lens used to control theamount of light reaching the film. The size of this hole iscalled the f-stop.The smaller the f-stop, the shallower thedepth of field. 24. Aperture 25. Aperture 26. Aperture 27. Shutter SpeedThe length of time during which the camera shutter remainsopen. Speeds are expressed in seconds or fractions of asecond (e.g.2, 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/8000). Each speed increment halves theamount of light. Along with aperture, it determines theamount of light that reaches the film or sensor. 28. Shutter SpeedA fast shutter speed freezes the action.This image was captured at 1/5000, F4. 29. Shutter SpeedA slow shutter speed blurs the action creating a sense ofmovement. This image was captured at 1/13, F6.3. 30. Film Speed (ISO)Film speed is the measure of a photographic films sensitivityto light. It is designated by a system developed by theInternational Organization for Standardization which uses theinitials ISO before the film-speed number (e.g. ISO 400).High ISO, fast film (e.g. ISO 1600) is more grainy and sensitiveto light than slow, low ISO film (e.g. ISO 200). 31. Film Speed (ISO)Both of these images were shot at 1600 ISOin dimly lit conditions. 32. White BalanceWhite balance refers to the color temperature of the lightsource and the relative warmth or coolness of white light.Color temperature is measured in degrees Kelvin. A tungstenlamp (3000 K) is cooler/bluer than direct sunlight (5500 K). 33. White Balance 34. Pointers 35. Get closer 36. Know your light source 37. Clean backgrounds 38. Action 39. reaction 40. emotion 41. Get high 42. Get low 43. Details 44. Repetition( 45. Framing( 46. Go easy on gimmicks 47. Keep horizons horizontal 48. Sense of place 49. Shoot verticals 50. Turn around 51. Be patientYou have to milk the cow a lot and get lots of milk to make alittle piece of cheese. Henri Cartier-Bresson 52. Shooting a good headshot 53. Shooting a good headshot Look for open shade or window light. Avoid shadows on the face/direct sun light. If lit from behind, use a dark background. Separate the subject from the background. Use a long lens, shallow depth of field. If you dont know the intended usage, dont crop too tight. 54. Prepping filesfor publication 55. File size, cropping For print:10 @ 300 DPIFor web:pixels, not inches; 72 DPI 56. File size, cropping=You cant make a small photo, big. 57. Captions IPTC Data (Photoshop => File => File info) Who, what, where, when. AP style. If theres a group of people, use:left to right from left John Smith, leftChoose one and be consistent. 58. Color You can make minimal toning adjustments with levels or curves. I use levels. RGB = web CMYK = print(Photoshop => Image => Adjustments => Levels) 59. Laws, ethics and links 60. Legal stuff Anyone in a public place can take pictures ofanything they want. If you are on public property, you can takepictures of private property. People can be photographed if they are in public. Equipment cannot be confiscated without acourt order. No one can make you delete images. More: 61. Ethics Dont lie Empathy More: 62. Resources Big Picture ( LENS Blog ( Photojournalism Links ( A Photo A Day ( Ken Rockwell Recommends ( SportsShooter ( Photoshelter Blog ( NPPA ( 63. David Calvert, Visual [email protected](775) 848-3510