INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY (WEEK 4)

Week 4, 17.02.2017


 

DSLR_LENSES

 

What I learned:

  • Wide-angle lens:
  1. Focal length = 21 to 35mm
  2. Captures every detail regardless of distance.
  3. Usually used for landscape photography.

 

  • Standard lens:
  1. Focal length = 35 to 50mm
  2. Similar angle of view as the human eye.
  3. Close-up portraits to landscape.

 

  • Telephoto lens:
  1. Focal length = 135 to 300mm and above
  2. Selects specific subjects at quite a distance.
  3. Ridiculously expensive.
  4. Usually for wildlife, sports and documentary.

 

  • Prime lens:
  1. Focal length = fixed
  2. Cannot zoom and has superb optical quality.

 


 

PORTRAITS.

 

We were required to take 5 portraits consisting of a frontal view, side view and a 45° angle view. The photos below were taken with a standard lens.

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FRONT VIEW

I like how the camera captured the depth of field between Vivian and the background as it ensures a clearer visual on her.

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45 DEGREE VIEW

Her black outfit creates a contrast against the white background and in terms of composition, the subject is off centre.

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SIDE VIEW

The background in this image is at a higher exposure as it was under an automatic setting.

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I decided to experiment with the composition of the subject in between 2 buildings. This photo is approximately symmetrical.

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I have played with the rule of threes as the subject is positioned on 1/3 of the picture.

 

 

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