Learn how to shoot for cut out when the shot you need is going to be placed into a design where there's a need for negative space, or where there's already a background in place.
- In our flyer prototype,…we have that little triptych strip of images…that are just supposed to be kinda…the life of a theater kind of images.…I'm looking at that as telling the story…of what goes on here.…I don't know, something about…putting that language to it makes me understand…a little bit better of how to approach it.…If you find yourself needing to cover an event…or something that's just kinda more a phenomenon,…like a theater production,…it can be kind of overwhelming,…you may not know where to start.…So if you think of it as well,…what's the story of what they're doing here tonight.…
That makes is a little bit easier to break it down…into pieces, photographic chunks that you can cover…and then string together.…So, I knew that they were gonna warm up.…So I got shots of that.…I knew that there would be a show.…And I knew that there would be some stuff afterwards.…I knew there would be audience reaction along the way.…So I just tried to get as much of that as I could,…thinking in terms of narrative and progression.…
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