This video covers the idea of starting to make your own stock library for future projects as you go.
- So thanks to my prototype stock images,…I had a pretty robust shooting list…as I went into the theater.…But I actually shot some stuff that wasn't on that list.…While I was there, I went around the theater…just shooting details of the theater.…Some of this stuff came out okay,…some of it I'm never gonna use.…But my goal was to build kind of my own…little stock library.…So I've seen the value of stock images for prototyping,…but also it's just nice to have my own images to use.…I hope to continue working with this client, and--…ooh boy, that's out of focus--…and I'm not gonna use this image with them.…
So, having the chance to just gather up images…that I can use for future designs,…having the chance to feed images to them for their website.…It was silly.…I had this entire theater to myself.…Full run of it for hours and hours…with no one to interrupt me, so it was a great chance…to just go around and shoot stuff.…Improvisers work with bare stages,…and sometimes nothing more than a chair.…So this seemed like kind of a nice, iconic improv image.…
In this course, photographer, author, and educator Ben Long details the concepts and techniques that graphic designers should know about in order to work with photography more effectively. The course begins with a look at logistical and legal considerations, from composing for a layout to budgeting to obtaining permissions and releases. Next, Ben tackles the kind of assignment you might find yourself taking on—shooting a variety of different types of photos that are required for a print piece. The course concludes with guidance on where to go next to further your photography skills.
- What's different because you're a designer?
- Knowing the final specs for a design project
- Budgeting for a photo shoot
- Planning and previsualizing your shoot
- Preparing your camera
- How the eye sees differently from the camera
- Shooting individual and group portraits
- Post-production and final product
- Finding the keepers