Teacher: Kenji Tachibana Digital Photography I. Get Tight – 9 slides Using Framing &...

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IkePhoto Workshop*
Fill The Frame: Focal point
It’s very important to fill the canvas with the subject to make the story clear. Unless your story is a mystery, make the focal point obvious.
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Lighting Is Everything:
‘my take’ on any subject and lighting
is a huge part of it. Make it yours too.
Seattle downtown is a veritable
goldmine of great architectural details.
The late afternoon lighting on this
subject caught my eye.
was ‘processed’ into a low-key night
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Pack & Unpack for Story: Facts
Subject – Very striking architectural
Lighting – Late afternoon hard edged
sun light coming from the side.
Exposure – Full-detail normal exposure
key night shot.
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Applied Design: Pattern recognition
The bold gold lines draws the basic X pattern design idea. And it grew directly from the scene elements.
The X is made up of both straight and curved lines. The dotted line overlays the 1-point perspective going up and away from the viewer.
The cast and area shadows were intensified for drama and to unity the composition.
Take a design class from Marc Meyers
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Examples: More fill-the-frame images
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Image Enrichment: 2nd Reading
Build in second and third reading elements. Elements such as the mini and micro-mini water drops, blades of grass, or the moon surface detail.
View your image as a design piece with:
Line, curve, and point
Perspective, shape, and form
Curve, diagonal, and square
Texture and repeating elements
Test Your Design:
Remove the color to see the design. Good design can be rotated, flipped, or reversed which is all easy to do with digital images.
The original scene can also be viewed with a mirror (flipped) or viewed through squinted eyes.
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Summary:
Design is always an aspect of my image making process. I was born with the ability to see light with an artist’s eye and to work with the image as a designer.
I worked as a professional photographer for years in Los Angeles. I also worked locally as a computer-interface and web-usability-specialist designer for Microsoft.
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