Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding when to use image review, part of Introduction to Photography.
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- It occurs to me that after three movies…there's no way that the image that I've…been building here could live up to the hype.…I mean, this is so, I just want to prepare you,…this is not some great photographic…feat that I've pulled off here.…Here's the picture that I took,…very basic picture of a flower.…What's important here is to notice…the way that I balanced the frame.…I found this flower way in the background…and put it in the opposite corner.…So I'm balancing these two corners against…each other, and what's interesting about that…is that when I'm standing here in the real world,…I don't think of those two flowers as being related…to each other in any way because one's farther…away than this one.…
This is part of the power of photographic composition,…we take the three dimensional world and we squish it flat,…down to a two dimensional plane.…So I can make things graphically equal that…in the real world are in completely different…planes of existence.…This is an important thing to be practicing…when you're practicing composition and balance.…
Then it's time to take to the field and examine the rest of the factors that influence the quality of your photographs, including light metering, focus, composition, and flash. Ben also introduces techniques for shooting portraits and shows what you can do with an image editor in post. Last but not least, he'll provide a roadmap for learning more with the lynda.com extensive library of photography training. The path to becoming a better photographer begins with the first step. Start here!
- Exploring cameras and lenses
- Understanding media
- Controlling exposure
- Composing with autofocus
- Shooting portraits
- Understanding form and geometry
- Exporting and editing digital images