For this weekly discussion post you will take one type of photo and write a 2-3 sentence description of the photo. Choose one of the following: (1) unusual angle, (2) rule of thirds and (3) environmental portrait. Post on your media platform for class or email.
Here is a brief explanation of each of the three types of photography:
This photo illustrates rule of thirds. Placing the subject to the side of the photo makes the photo more interesting than placing the subject in the center of the photo. Photo by Kristen Grace
(1) Unusual angle: Photographs are so often taken at eye level. However, Ms. Grace encouraged students to take photos from all different angles. Kneel down in front of a subject. Lie across the floor. Just experiment with all different types of angles. Not only will this add variation but also it can help you find that special moment where everything is just right.
(2) Rule of thirds: Using the grid feature on your camera, photograph an object that falls within the cross sections of the grid, rather than centered within a box. Utilizing the rule of thirds prevents monotonous photographs where objects are centered within the middle and clouded with background noise.
In her work as photographer at the Florida Museum of Natural History, Kristen Grace often is asked to take photos of scientists with their work. She used off-camera lighting in taking this environmental portrait.
(3) Environmental portrait: In an environmental portrait, the photographer is in control of everything, from lighting to the pose and the props. Environmental portraits are staged by the photographer and tell an entire story within one photo. An environmental portrait is used to visually explain a person’s hobby or work.