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Digital PhotographyRoxanne MartinezWhat are the different kinds of camera angles?The term camera angle refers to the way a shot is composed.1. Eye-Level shows the subject how we would see things from our eyes. It would be what is directly in front of you.2. High-Level shows the subject from a higher angle and the camera is angled down toward the subject.3. Low-Level shows the subject from a lower angle and the camera is angled up toward the subject.
4. Birds Eye shows the subject from directly above.5. Slanted shows the subject at an angled. When a photo is slanted it is tilted so that the horizon is on an angle.Camera Shots1. EWS (Extremely Wide Shot)2. MS (Mid Shot)3. CU (Close Up)
More Camera Shots5. Two-Shot
7. Weather Shot6. OSS (Over-The-Shoulder Shot
The Rule of ThirdsThe Rule of Thirds divides the frame into 9 sections.Points (or lines) of interest should occur at 1/3 or 2/3 of the way up (or across) the frame, rather than in the centre.
Types of PhotographyBlack & White- photos with no colors, black and white only. Shadows and highlights also become much more important. Black & White pictures are my favorite because to me they show more emotions.
2. Animal, Pets- pictures showing pets and their relationship with humans. The human content is sometimes even more important than the animal.
3. Satellite- views of Earth from orbit. Google Maps is a special site to see satellite views of anywhere in the world.
Components of the CameraBody- a light-tight compartment to store the recording or photo.Lens- an optical lens or assembly of lenses used to see the subject of the picture and how it will come out.Aperture- a hole or opening in which light travels through.Shutter- a device that allows light to pass for a determined period of time, for the purpose of exposing photographic film to light to capture an image. Viewfinder- what the photographer looks though to capture the picture.Transport- a method of moving the film and holding it in the correct position.Types of CamerasSLR (Single Lens Reflex)- The viewfinder sees the same image as the main lens. SLRs also allow you to change the lens for different uses.Viewfinder- The viewfinder is separate from the lens. The problem with these cameras is that the picture doesnt always come out the way you saw it.Twin Reflex- The camera has two lenses one for the viewfinder and one for photograph.View- A flexible bellows joins two standards one with the lens and one with the viewfinder.Pinhole- A very simple camera without a lens.
Why should you be clear of the subject? You need to be clear of the subject of your photo because you dont want to get background things that you dont want to be in your picture. Always know the subject of your photo so that you can take the picture and get what you want in the picture, not whats around it.
How do you compose the entire frame, not just the subject? While concentrating on the subject of the photo, it's easy to overlook other parts of the composition. Before you take the photo, take note of everything in the photo not just the subject. Although, if something in the photo attracts the eye more than the subject, try to compose the photo differently.
Why use different camera angles? You should use different camera angles to give off different effects. If you rotate the camera while snapping a picture, it can give off more of a dramatic effect. In photos that a person is the subject, it can give off different feelings and signs of the way that some is. For example, camera shots from below can are normally to show loyalty or bravery.
Why should you strive for balance? There are many types of "balance" in a photograph; for example, a mix of close and distant objects, a mix of light and dark, etc. Poor balance is not usually good, for example, a photo with too much light and no contrast. Experiment and learn how to provide a pleasing balance.
Why use lines when comparing your composition?Lines can be used to direct the viewer's interest, emphasize parts of the frame, and generally create interesting effects.