Print Display Project This is fairly complex project, and although it is due a long time from now (mid-December), many of you should start shooting for it a lot sooner and need to know one of the key details regardless of what you are shooting…and that is to shoot plenty of whatever you shoot. So, what exactly does it mean to shoot plenty?
“It takes 100 photos to get 1 good one.”Bill Deutcsh, Camp Cho-Yeh • I was told this 23 years ago (1988) by a guy who first introduced me to a darkroom…and the concept of unhindered shooting (he gave us free film…kind of like shooting with a digital camera today). He did this because he was responsible for a newsletter…and he knew that it took a lot of people shooting lots of pictures to get a good photo. • Today, as I look back on well over 100,000 personal photos, I have to agree with that statement. • For your print display, the minimum to shoot for full credit is 12…but if you are shooting digital, I would expect that you would shoot 24+. • So, let’s take a look at exactly what it means to cover a scene, shooting plenty of pictures.
13 of 20 out of focus (oof)or no bee at all And to think the bee flew in while I was taking a picture of a flower.
These 21 pictures are what are left from approx 1,000 images taken in 2 hours
12 Per Topic, Not 12 Per Subject • You do NOT have to have 12 pictures of every subject…but you must have 12 for that topic. • The idea is to shoot a topic and get thorough coverage at the time of shooting it. It is also to try to reduce the chance of a random, lucky shot, and to try to put more thought.
12 Per Topic, Examples • Examples: • Current event: You would have at least 12 of the event, from beginning to end. Let’s say you are going to a wedding shower. You would have people arriving, mingling, opening gifts, making speeches, cutting the cake, etc. • Landscapes: Pick one landscape…not 12 landscapes. • Flowers: Try to pick one flower or a few flowers and shoot it them.
Timing • The 2nd reason for going over this right now is the issue of timing. Some things are just so one time. • For example, in late September and October the sun is rising right around 7:00. That is not enough time to really go and shoot pictures before school, but it does present for some neat photo ops, especially on the weekend.
Only 5 Saturdays remain before the Sunrise moves from 7:15ish to 7:30ish. There is a BIG difference between getting up at 5:45 vs. 6:45 for a sunrise shooting. You only have about 30 minutes of shooting, tops, before the sun rises too high in the sky.
Just needed 20 more minutes… http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneYear.php
Now is the time to start shooting • Review the instructions online • I will not cover this during class. You HAVE to read the details yourself. • Slice of online instructions ---------------- > • Turn your phone off for a few minutes, and read the instructions carefully. • Get your parents to help with any details you don’t understand. • I am only hitting a few highlights today. • Shoot AHEAD of the 6 weeks. • Start shooting NOW for the 3rd 6 weeks deadlines. • Shoot for the 4th 6 weeks during the 3rd 6 weeks. • Etc. • If you fail to shoot, you will fail for the 6 weeks.
Choose topics today… • Two topics, two subjects, per 6 weeks. • No duplication the rest of the year. Ever. • Ex. If you shoot your dog for the 3rd 6 weeks…the dog is off limits the rest of the year. • Take ALL of your photos of the SAME subject for that topic. • Shooting sports? Shoot one game. Shooting Landscape? Shoot one building. Still life? One object grouping. Portrait? One person, or one couple. • Slice of online description of all 14 topics ----------- >
Make a plan for what and when • Some topics make sense to shoot at the same time • Go to Tyrell Park to shoot your parents (or a friend, etc.) portrait, go ahead and shoot landscape and wildlife at the same time…you just finished 3 topics…just be sure you shoot enough for each topic. • Shoot your parents (12+ pictures), then shoot the waterfall (12+ pictures), then shoot the birds (12+ pictures) • If you complete 3rd, 4th & 5th, there will be an option to OPT out of the 6th wks shooting.
Now is the time to start shooting • Take plenty of photos (Min. 12…but more like 20-30) • Work the scene, shoot variety of angles • Change the exposure, shoot it over exposed, underexposed • Bracket for the focus…lock the focus on different parts of the subject. West Denver Sunset – A neat photo opp where the sun went down behind the clouds, then shined up from behind the mountain, under the cloud. Pretty amazing because I had already packed my camera for the flight home. When I saw what was going to happen, I ran and got the camera.
No longer exists. • BISD put it on the website, then printed, framed it and hung it at the Natatorium. • AD sent it out as a Christmas Greeting Card • Wife's idea…she is my muse.
LEARN while shooting… • Take notes while you are shooting (Shooting Log = 5 pts) • Easiest: Shooting Log at the time of capture. Actively taking notes while you are taking pictures, noting the changes you make between the shots as you try to improve on your pictures. • New: Alternative to Shooting Log – Analysis Report of your printed exposure log (post shooting) on the impact of the exposure on the pictures and what you could have done different with the exposure to improve the picture.