This video is about composing the images to fit the layout of the graphic design project.
- If you're not an experienced photographer,…you may not know this, but the decision…of whether to crop a photo…is sometimes a big deal with certain photographers.…There are a lot of photographers who feel…that you should frame your shots precisely in camera…and never crop anything in post.…Now obviously when you're shooting…towards specific design needs that's often not possible.…A complex design can require images with odd aspect ratios…or possibly no regular shape or border at all.…The thing is to get the best image quality…you want to maximize the use of your camera's sensor.…So you want to shoot as close…to the correct size and shape as you can.…
In other words, you don't want to zoom out real far…and capture a big wide image with the idea…of cropping it down to what you want for your layout.…If you do that, you'll possibly be sacrificing…detail and sharpness.…However, if you're shooting for an odd aspect ratio…it can be hard to visualize in your camera's viewfinder…what the most optimal framing is.…For example, in the flyer that we were looking at earlier,…
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