Learn how to shoot a variety of architectural exterior shots for the graphic design project.
- So we've got our one section of the flyer…where we want a cutout.…We want some people in front of a limbo white background…We're really lucky here at the theater because…we have this bright white scrim.…But when you're shooting for this…you can use any kind of bright wall…any kind of solid color wall…as long as that color…doesn't match something that somebody's wearing…and isn't too close to skin tone.…So what I want to talk about now…is how to get this shot in a way that's…gonna facilitate easy cutout later.…As a designer, you're probably already used to…doing this kind of work in Photoshop.…There are some things you can do…while you're shooting to make the actual cutout…go much more smoothly.…
First thing is, we want an evenly lit background…This isn't perfectly evenly lit, but,…we do have some shadows on the sides…I wanna try and keep them in the brightest area.…Next thing is, I don't want…their shadows cast onto the wall.…So I'm gonna need to move them forward…so that their shadows aren't messing up…my nice, bright background.…
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