This video is about knowing your own limits, and when to ask for help on a project.
- Shooting at that theater was tricky.…I came back with some images that were too soft…because there was a lot to balance there,…and my shutter speed dropped too low,…and I've got a lot of experience.…I've got a lot of experience actually…shooting in that theater, and so even with…my level of expertise and experience,…it was still difficult in places in that shoot.…If you're starting from nothing,…if you have very little experience…and very little time with your camera,…and you went to do the shoot that I just did,…I expect you would come back a little bit frustrated…with some of the low light, slow shutter speed situations…that happened there.…
Now with just about an hour's worth of study in the library…you could get up to speed on how to…handle that situation.…There are some simple things you can do…to get around those problems,…but still, that requires some experience.…What's the line where you're gonna be…able to get away with being a beginning photographer…and the line where you're gonna need…to hire a professional?…
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