Teaching middle schoolers sports photography I teach a middle school photography elective once a year at my kids' school. I have the kids 3x week for 9 weeks, though. Only having one day is tough. I agree with the keep it simple approach. From there, bring in some of your photos that have been published and ask the kids to critique them. I've also gone out and purposely taken some crap photos and have them compare and contrast the good ones and the crap ones. If you can turn it into a 3 day or so lesson, you could spend one day with the lecture and critiquing of your photos, one day outside having them shoot each other jumping, throwing a football, or running around the school track, and then the 3rd day looking at what they shot and discussing it.
APOGEE PHOTO MAGAZINE: How to Get "Tack Sharp" Photo Images-Part I: Shutter Speed, Focal Length, Image Stabilizers and Tripods by Brad Sharp Parrot: 1/640 sec. @ f/4.5 ISO 100 Lens: EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM - hand held This is an example of how you can have part of an image "tack sharp", while the rest of image can be blurry. The important thing to remember is that you want the focal point, in this case the eye, to be "tack sharp". The wings being blurry shows movement, and the background being blurry is called bokeh, which is an aesthetic quality. Remember, the closer you are to a moving object, the faster that object will be relative to you and the camera, which means you will have to use a faster shutter speed in order to stop the action. The Reciprocal Rule--perhaps the most used “rule of thumb” in photography. Examples: 200mm lens: Shutter Speed (SS) > = 1/200 sec. 100mm lens: SS > = 1/100 sec. 70mm lens: SS > = 1/70 sec. Be sure to factor in the following questions when making your choices: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. I personally like to change the rule a bit to ensure really sharp images. Effective Focal Length Examples:
Rules of Composition | Leading Lines Written by: Dana Suggs Earlier this month, I was so fortunate to be able to go to the Dream Big Workshop in Dallas (and meet AMY AND ANGIE! OMGosh! So what exactly are leading lines? Definition: Leading lines are lines within an image that leads the eye to another point in the image, or occasionally, out of the image. So there ya go! Here is Dana’s definition: anything that leads the viewer’s eyes and focus TOWARD the subject. Here is an example: At first, you may not even notice the lines. I know, you’re jealous right? Anyway, here are the leading lines! So, what can be a leading line? Simple stairway. (I know, you are completely diggin’ my bumpy, squiggly lines. Because her arm is high up on the pole (and we READ from left to right) it’s natural for our eyes to follow the arm down to the subject, so for this photo, her arm is the strongest leading line. (OK, I’ll quit with the shaky lines…..I think you get it now.) So, let’s see if you can identify the leading lines in these photos…
Top 10 Digital Photography Tips | Top 10 Photography Tips - StumbleUpon Compose in Thirds To use the rule of thirds, imagine four lines, two lying horizontally across the image and two vertical creating nine even squares. Some images will look best with the focal point in the center square, but placing the subject off center will often create a more aesthetically composed photograph. Avoid Camera Shake Camera shake or blur is something that can plague any photographer and here are some ways to avoid it. The Sunny 16 Rule The idea with the Sunny 16 rule is that we can use it to predict how to meter our camera on a sunny outdoor day. Use a Polarizing Filter If you can only buy one filter for your lens, make it a polarizer. Create a Sense of Depth When photographing landscapes it really helps to create a sense of depth, in other words, make the viewer feel like they are there. Use Simple Backgrounds Don't Use Flash Indoors Flash can look harsh and unnatural especially for indoor portraits. Choose the Right ISO Pan to Create Motion Experiment with Shutter Speed
100 Helpful Photography Tutorials for Beginners and Professionals Photography as both a profession and a hobby is an incredibly expansive topic that covers a remarkably vast range of subjects from science and art. No matter where you lie on the professional spectrum, there is simply always more to learn. We spent countless hours scouring the web for the best content we could find and share with you, and today we'll help you expand your knowledge with 100 photography related tutorials! "There are many composition guidelines which can be applied in almost any situation, to enhance the impact of a scene. Below are ten of the most popular and most widely respected composition rules." "Graphic illustrations [and explanations] of the difference between RAW and JPEG (also called JPG). A basic discussion of white balance and how to respond to different lighting situations. "Use a simple device to get perfect color in all of your shots" "What you need to know to get the most from today’s amazing high-ISO settings" "Low light photography can be a lot of fun.
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