This is a beginners series on the Fundamentals of Composition, Class #4.
How to get into this class.
There are 30 spots for this meetup. Put yourself on the wait-list to get in. Priority is given to those who have attended the prior classes. I have to manually move people on and I do this from the wait-list. If you aren't on the wait-list I can't put you in the class. I know, it's a pain, but believe me, this is a bigger pain for me than for you.
• Review previous lecture points
• Critique your homework shots
• Watch videos by Ben Long
In this class, you will learn
Light and Color. More details to come
Class #5 Sept 19th - Guiding the Viewers Eye, Layers
Class Exhibition Sept 26th - Open house student exhibition
This weeks shooting assignment and homework
1. Use the rules we learned in class 3,
Use the rules from the past 3 classes to create good composition on the 1/3s.
2. Choose a focal length, tape your lens to that length and spend the entire day shooting it. Shoot the same subjects with each of the focal lengths.
–Wide angle 16-35mm range
–Portrait or normal range 50-80mm
If you have a point and shoot, then take photos at the maximum zoom (do not use digital zoom) and maximum wide angle. Basically the extremes of your camera's focal length.
The point here is not to make great shoots but to see how your focal length changes the subject and the background.
Upload photos to http://www.flickr.com/groups/mtsphotoclass/ and tag class#3. We will review these starting when the first few people arrive!
2. Go to Flickr or 500PX.com find 3-5 photos of shoots where the subject is on the 1/3s.
Cut and past the url's into the comment box.
What to bring
Bring pen and paper, snacks, drinks. You will be LEARNING a lot of rules and techniques and will want to study this information until it is second nature. When you get into a photographic situation where you can't find the shot or are overwhelmed, you will be able to fall back to these learnings and walk away with great shots.
You can use any type of camera. Composition is about lining up your subject in the viewfinder, however this class is best served by those with a camera that can control depth of field and shutter speed. Also if you have a telephoto or multiple lenses. No need to bring your camera.
It is not necessary but you should familiarize yourself with:
Over and underexposure
Depth of field
Speed of a lens
The functionality of your camera’s features and button layout.
There is plenty of free parking but arrive early.
Special thanks to Colleen Kelly who is providing the space at Bandia Rua Studios to host this meetup. If you need studio rental time, talk to Colleen.