When I stated planning this class over the summer, I really wanted to have you take portraits with an infinite background. We have a couple of challenges…. The first being that we are at a middle school and not a professional studio. The second, we have cameras that have manual settings, but we don’t have professional lighting. After a lot of playing around and doing some (some = a lot) of youtube watching, I think I have it figured out.
There a few terms that you will need to become familiar with before you can start this project. The terms are ISO, Shutter Speed, and F-Stop. These are the 3 settings that we can control on the cameras we have available to us.
Use the link HERE to define the terms I listed above.
I will give you a quick tutorial on how I took my photos based on my research, but I want most of this to be trial and error by you. This will be a “team” effort for sure.
Your post needs to include:
- Explain the process you used to take your photos and edit your photos. Camera settings, lighting direction, distance from background.
- What worked?
- What didn’t?
- A photo of you (with logo)
- A photo you took (with logo)
- An active link to a Google Photos Album that includes a photo of each person in your group.
- The post category will be “Portraits“.
Below are some of the pictures I messed around with while working through this. I am still learning and want to continue to learn during this project. Be serious, be artsy, goof around, and just keep trying.
Examples of poses for men: https://www.thephoblographer.com/2014/12/26/portrait-posing-basics-18-failproof-portrait-poses-men/
Examples of poses for women: https://www.thephoblographer.com/2014/12/22/portrait-photo-basics-25-failproof-portrait-poses-women/