Monday, February 15, 2010

Photography (People)


This is the notice board I regularly walk past as I enter the school or walk towards the canteen.


This is the passageway I usually take after I enter the school or when I am going to the canteen.


This is the platform next to the passageway where many of my schoolmates alight at.


My class is left of the center of this image which is the part of the corridor which is open-aired so I like to stand there as it is very bright on sunny days and cool on rainy days.

Miscellaneous: When is the best time for photography?

Lighting is the most important element in photography.Warmth, depth, texture, form, contrast, and color are all dramatically affected by the angle of the sunlight, and thus the time of day. Shooting at the optimum time is often the biggest difference between an 'amateur' and a 'professional' shot.

In the early morning and late afternoon, when the sun is low, the light is gold and orange, giving your shot the warmth of a log fire. Professional photographers call these the 'magic hours' and most movies and magazine shots are made during this brief time. It takes extra planning, but saving your photography for one hour after sunrise, or one to two hours before sunset, will add stunning warmth to your shots.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


1) Different types of photography

Advertising ,Aerial, Architectural, Astronomical, Baby,Black and White, Cityscape, Commercial, Concert, Digital, Documentary, Equine, Family, Fine art, Food, Glamour or fashion, Infrared, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Night, Pet, Portrait, Seascape, Travel, Underwater, Wedding and Wildlife Photography

2) Equipments

cameras, lenses, flashes, tripods, and camera cases

3) Aperture

opening that determines the cone angle of a bundle of rays that come to a focus in the image plane

4) Focus

The adjustment to place the sharpest focus where it is desired on the subject.

5) Shutter Speed

It is the adjustment of the speed of the shutter to control the amount of time during which the imaging medium is exposed to light for each exposure. It can be used to control the amount of light striking the image plane. Quicker shutter speeds can be used to decrease both the amount of light and the amount of image blurring from motion of the subject and/or camera.

6) ISO speed

he measure of a photographic film's sensitivity to light, determined by sensitometry and measured on various numerical scales, the most recent being the ISO system. Relatively insensitive film, with a correspondingly lower speed index requires more exposure to light to produce the same image density as a more sensitive film, and is thus commonly termed a slow film.

7) Metering

Measurement of exposure so that highlights and shadows are exposed according to what the photographer wants.

8) White Balance

we adjust white balance to get the colors in our images as accurate as possible.

9) Composition (Rules)

Rule of Thirds : The human eye is naturally drawn to a point about two-thirds up a page. Crop the photo so that the main subjects are located around one of the intersection points rather than in the center of the image.

Golden Section Rule : Certain points in a picture's composition automatically attracts the viewer's attention.

Diagonal Rule : Important elements of the picture should be placed along the diagonals formed from halving the picture, then dividing the pictures into three parts with the adjacent side divided so that the lines connecting the resulting points from a diagonal frame.

10) Techniques

Photographic Composition, Center of Interest, Subject placement, Simplicity, Viewpoint, Camera Angle, Balance, Shapes and Lines, Contrast, Framing, Foreground, Background, Perspective, Basic Lighting Techniques and Composition & Basic Shots.