Location Photography

Elements of visual design.

There are many elements of design, which include shape, line, pattern,color, and texture.  When combined, we experience form within a two-dimensional media.  Each of these can make or break a photograph. 

PATTERN, is an element used to draw the eye around a picture plane. Repetition within photograph will attract the attention of the audience. 

Texture, another element of art, is used to describe either the way a three-dimensional work actually feels when touched, or the visual "feel" of a two-dimensional work.

Forms, are defined by their lines, shapes, and volume.  Lines define the subject and determine its shape.  Volume, from front to back, top to bottom and side to side, along with complimenting light is what makes a photo three-dimensional.

shape, is an element of art. Specifically, it is an enclosed space, the boundaries of which are defined by other elements of art (i.e.: lines, colors, values, textures, etc.).

Lines, are lines within an image that leads the eye to another point in the image, or occasionally, out of the image. Anything with a definite line can be a leading line. Fences, bridges, even a shoreline can lead the eye. If can pair leading lines with a subject that is placed according to the rule of third your image should be very strong.

Color,photography is photography that uses media capable of representing colors,light-sensitive electronic sensors record color information at the time of exposure.


White Balance Test

The picture under shows how to select the white balance in your camera

There are nine different types of white balance to choose from 

The following photo's shows how when you change the white balance in your camera will create different effects , these pictures all taken in manual mode and near the window , i used my white paper as a background.

M 1/30  F5.6  ISO 400  48mm  WB AUTO

M 1/30  F5.6  ISO400  48mm  WB Incandescent

M 1/30  F5.6  ISO400  48mm  WB Fluorescent

M 1/30  F5.6  ISO400  48mm  WB Direct sun light

M 1/30  F5.6  ISO400  48mm  WB Flash

M 1/30  F5.6  ISO400  48mm  WB Cloudy

M 1/30  F5.6  ISO400  48mm  WB Shade

M 1/30  F5.6  ISO400  48mm  WB K choose color temp

M 1/30  F5.6  ISO400  48mm  WB Pre preset manual


A portrait takes a connection and is based on partnership, trust, emotion and understanding . 

In this portrait we see this mans lack of interest towards his surroundings, some would even say a bit drowsy 
his grip tightened showing his nervousness towards the photographer , his expression show he is a tad 
self conscious about his appearance .

In his second portrait his smile shows an understanding towards the photographer needs,
A connection between subject and the photographer apprehended by the art of  photography ,
The sharing of emotion , passion and a trustworthy partnership .

Exercise For Week - 18/02/2013

2 Photo's with narrow depth of field

f 2.8  1/2000

f 2.8  1/80s

1 motion frozen and 1 motion blur 

f 13   1/800s

f 25   1/15s

1 Panning

f  2.8   iso 2500   1/15s


Richard Gaskill said...

Hi Faiz. Your portraits show that you have developed your understanding of what a portrait can be. The second shot definitely shows engagement between photographer and subject. The narrow depth of field works well. With all photography, but particularly portraiture, always be aware of foreground and background distractions.

Richard Gaskill said...

Some good pics here - a sound response to the homework brief. The texture shots are interesting - quite abstract. The way the light is falling on the car really emphasises shape and form - but remember to be aware of the background. Getting closer is one way to eliminate distracting background detail.