5/24-5/28: Study Guides, Missing Work Deadline, & Final Photo Project Tips

Today’s Agenda:

  • Practice tests to study for final
  • Deadline for missing work
  • Submit final photo project idea (if you haven’t already)
  • Photo project tips for success

Below are Forms practice tests that you can take as many times as you like.  You can see you results upon submitting them. Great study guide tools!

Camera Angles Practice Test

Rules of Composition Practice Test

Exposure, Aperture, and Shutter Speed Practice Test

The deadline to turn in any missing work is this Friday May 28th! Please reach out if you have questions or need help. On each assignment on Teams you should see a little tag label that says either “summative” or “formative”.  Concentrate on getting your summative assignments in first because they make the most impact on your grade!

Some of you have not submitted Friday’s assignment which is simply letting me know which final photo project you plan on doing!

Final Project PPT

General tips on final photo projects:

  1. Composition of better photos: explore different camera angles, rules of composition such as rule of thirds, symmetry, framing device, simplicity, fill the frame, and leading lines.
  2. Exposure/lighting: shoot during the day for best lighting. Use window lighting or open door lighting if you are indoors.
  3. Editing: take your time to enhance your photos on Snapseed!  Some of the most common tools and adjustments I use on most photos are: Tune Image= ambiance, highlights, shadows, saturation, contrast, brightness (in that order); Details=structure (increase to add texture or decrease to smooth skin a bit); Curves= usually soft contrast; HDR Scape= mostly for outdoor/nature photos. AND DON’T FORGET THE POWER OF CROPPING!
  4. Simplify your background. Eliminate distractions by changing angle of location, getting closer, or using shallow DOF.
  5. To help your portrait subject feel more at ease I learned 4 tricks from a portrait photographer, Chris Orwig:
  • ask questions/have them talk about themselves.
  • have them take a deep breath.
  • ask them to close their eyes and then open (be ready to take a photo right when they open their eyes), or have them look at something off-camera.
  • have them move around (roll shoulders, stretch, get up and sit back down) or give them something to hold (which you can crop out of the shot if necessary).

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