In lesson we had a Camera technician come in and show us all the different ways you can use your camera to take a variety of photos. These include:
- Aperture-how big the hole is
The bigger the hole the more light
The smaller the hole the less light
- Shutter speed- how quick the shutter closes
High shutter speed gives higher quality photos
Low shutter speed gives not as good quality speeds
- ISO-measures the sensitivity of the image sensor
The lower the number the less sensitive your camera is to light and the finer the grain.
choosing a higher ISO means you can use faster shutter speeds to freeze the movement.
This is usually left on automatic, however.
There are other factors which tell a different story such as:
- Movement – How is it filmed?
- tracking/dolly shot
- Arial shot
- Framing-How far away is the camera?
- Extreme long shot
- Long Shot
- medium long shot
- Medium close up
- Close up
- Extreme close up
In class we were told to go take photos using our new techniques, each photo had to have a meaning, we were told we would have to have 1 connotation 1 denotation and the framing used for each photo. Therefore we went out and took the photos:
Personally I believe we got some good photos however we should’ve gotten some more. We composed the photos above using the different techniques we learnt, We took into account the distance, Framing, shutter speed and the angles.
Distance- We used distance to tell a meaning for example if the camera is far away and someone is on their own it could symbolize loneliness. They can also convey many different things including emotions like tension, anxiety and fear. We used a close up of my hand agaist a rail suggesting isolation. This is my favourite photo as its focused on my hand but blurry on the outside. We also used a long shot of me walking across the crossroads by myself embedding a sense of loneliness.
Lighting- In my opinion, I think that the lighting used in the photo of my hand is good as its dark in the background. Dark sybolizes many things such as loneliness and even death which may be implying that I’m so isolated that there’s not much life. The rest of our photos were based on natural lighting.
Angles- On our picture of me on the crossroads we made sure our camera is central and therefore I’m in the middle of the picture. This gives a bigger sense of loneliness as it doesn’t show anyone around me. We also got a photo of someone at the top of the stairs and someone at the bottom of the stairs showing superiority.