background preloader

Learning resources

Facebook Twitter

10 Must-Have Camera Settings for Concert Photography. The Rolling Stones: Nikon D800, 185mm at f4, 1/320, ISO 1600 The correct camera settings are key to getting awesome concert photos in low light situations.

10 Must-Have Camera Settings for Concert Photography

Maybe you were in this situation before. You used the full automatic mode in front of the stage and – BAM- the little flash monster sitting on top of your camera pops up and throws the ugliest light you can think of onto the singer’s face. At this point, a lot of frustrated concert photography beginners just take their cameras home and never shoot a concert again. But wait, in this article I’ll share the camera settings I use all the time during concert shoots and I promise they’ll help you to immediately boost your career as concert photographer. 1) Aperture Priority Versus Manual Exposure Mode I started off using aperture priority mode; you tell your camera the aperture you want to use and the camera sets the shutter speed accordingly.

Fink: Nikon D700, 14mm at f/2.8, 1/200, ISO 3200 2) Use the Lowest Aperture Number 5) Spot Metering. How to Write a Semiotic Essay (7 Steps) Read the assigned novel, poem or short story, if applicable.

How to Write a Semiotic Essay (7 Steps)

If your assignment calls you for to identify a meaningful sign from a piece of literature, you need to read the material one time to ground yourself in the setting, plot and characterization of the work. Ideally, you need to read the material a second time, making notes in the margins and looking for recurring themes or ideas that interest you. Write down up to 10 signs that piqued your interest during your second reading. The first ideas that strike you as potential topics are likely the most obvious to all readers. How To Write A Great Essay About Anything. There is an assumption in the world that an essay is something literary you write for school about a topic that no one but your teacher will ever care about.

How To Write A Great Essay About Anything

At first glance, the dictionary does nothing to allay that sense. The very first definition is of “a short literary composition on a particular theme or subject, usually in prose and generally analytic, speculative, or interpretative.” The reality, if any of you have read a blog recently, is that essays can be much more than that.

They can be anything really. And here, the dictionary comes to our aid. Unfortunately, they can also be annoying, tedious and obnoxious. The stress of it all has twenty different things going on in your head at once: Where to start? Calm yourself. What Is My Secret? An essay is a lot like a military operation. We’re going to use this tactic as a metaphor — also a great term to use in our essays — for the structural elements of our essay. Here’s Xenophon talking about this tactic in his Anabasis: How to Write an Essay for a Single Photograph. Semiotics for Beginners: D.I.Y. Semiotic Analysis.

Daniel Chandler D.I.Y.

Semiotics for Beginners: D.I.Y. Semiotic Analysis

Semiotic Analysis: Advice to My Own Students Semiotics can be applied to anything which can be seen as signifying something - in other words, to everything which has meaning within a culture. Even within the context of the mass media you can apply semiotic analysis to any media texts (including television and radio programmes, films, cartoons, newspaper and magazine articles, posters and other ads) and to the practices involved in producing and interpreting such texts. Within the Saussurean tradition, the task of the semiotician is to look beyond the specific texts or practices to the systems of functional distinctions operating within them.

A 'text' (such as a printed advertisement, an animated cartoon or a radio news bulletin) is in itself a complex sign containing other signs. I strongly recommend detailed comparison and contrast of paired texts dealing with a similar topic: this is a lot easier than trying to analyse a single text. Contents. Comparing and Contrasting. What this handout is about This handout will help you first to determine whether a particular assignment is asking for comparison/contrast and then to generate a list of similarities and differences, decide which similarities and differences to focus on, and organize your paper so that it will be clear and effective.

Comparing and Contrasting

It will also explain how you can (and why you should) develop a thesis that goes beyond “Thing A and Thing B are similar in many ways but different in others.” Introduction In your career as a student, you’ll encounter many different kinds of writing assignments, each with its own requirements. One of the most common is the comparison/contrast essay, in which you focus on the ways in which certain things or ideas—usually two of them—are similar to (this is the comparison) and/or different from (this is the contrast) one another. Recognizing comparison/contrast in assignments. Sign (semiotics) There are two major theories about the way in which signs acquire the ability to transfer information; both theories understand the defining property of the sign as being a relation between a number of elements.

Sign (semiotics)

In the tradition of semiotics developed by Ferdinand de Saussure the sign relation is dyadic, consisting only of a form of the sign (the signifier) and its meaning (the signified). Saussure saw this relation as being essentially arbitrary motivated only by social convention. Saussure's theory has been particularly influential in the study of linguistic signs. The other major semiotic theory developed by C. S. According to Saussure (1857–1913), a sign is composed of the signifier[2] (signifiant), and the signified (signifié). A famous thesis by Saussure states that the relationship between a sign and the real-world thing it denotes is an arbitrary one. Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914) proposed a different theory. Molino's and Nattiez's diagram: ANALYZING A PHOTOGRAPH. I.

ANALYZING A PHOTOGRAPH

Importance of knowing these principles for future work in film/video/TV and in writing criticism A. A strong geometrical shape is the key to good composition in graphic design and film and photo composition. B. For course work, for critical writing, and for professional work in the media -- learn a vocabulary to apply to visual analysis. Learn... 1...the language of sensory descriptions. 2...the language describing processes of perception. 3...the language for describing the relation between visual and audio elements and their emotional effect.

II. A. foreground and background B. use of the frame C. perspective and use of perspective. Art Words List and Critique Terms Bank. Color Words Think about your overall impression of the colors used in the painting, how they look and feel, how the colors work together (or not), how they fit with the subject of the painting, how the artist has mixed these (or not).

Art Words List and Critique Terms Bank

Are there any specific colors you can identify? — Natural, clear, compatible, distinctive, interesting, lively, stimulating, subtle, sympathetic.— Artificial, clashing, depressing, discordant, garish, gaudy, jarring, unfriendly, violent.— Bright, brilliant, deep, earthy, harmonious, intense, rich, saturated, strong, vibrant, vivid.— Dull, flat, insipid, pale, mellow, muted, subdued, quiet, weak.— Cool, cold. Analog Photography Tips For Beginners. How to Write a Photography Critique: 8 Steps. Edit Article Community Q&A Critiquing photography is the process of evaluating and interpreting the elements of a photo in order to determine its meaning and effectiveness.

How to Write a Photography Critique: 8 Steps

If you need to critique photographs for work, school, a photography club or for your own, personal interests, so it's important to know how to write a thorough and useful critique. Follow these steps for how to write a photography critique. Steps <img alt="Image titled Write a Photography Critique Step 1" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn" onload="WH.performance.clearMarks('image1_rendered'); WH.performance.mark('image1_rendered');">1Examine the photography.

<img alt="Image titled Write a Photography Critique Step 8" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn">8Summarize your general perception of the photograph. Community Q&A Ask a Question If this question (or a similar one) is answered twice in this section, please click here to let us know. Can you answer these readers' questions? Tips Article Info. Rollei Digibase C-41 LT20 Midi Kit, 1L.