OBJECTIVES This assignment has two primary objectives: light quantity and quality.
1. Learn to get the right amount of exposure in outdoor daylight settings. 2. Learn through experimentation to recognize and select some of the effects of natural lighting situations.
WHAT TO DO Lighting is important for exposure. When you use creative lighting with your subject, you can create certain moods or emphasis. In this assignment you are going to pay attention to lighting and the effects it has on your subject. Lighting can create a mood or feeling, contrast and emphasis can be created with dramatic lighting, and texture can be enhanced with lighting.
Your subject is open to anything : portraits, objects, places, things. Your subject must show the effects of using Natural Light. It must create a mood, emphasis, contrast or dramatic effect.
You can not photograph at night, in school or indoors.
THINGS TO DO AS YOU ARE TAKING THE PICTURES Look at your notes for creating a good composition. Keep these tips in mind.
· Vertical/horizontal · Different point of view · Rule of thirds · Content/subject · Get close · Fill the frame · Avoid distracting backgrounds · Leading lines · Shapes · Contrast · Emphasis · Balance · Sharpness
PROCESS FILM AND CONTACT PRINT THE NEGS See appropriate instructions and in-class demonstrations. After processing examine the negatives for exposure and contrast range. Note any irregularities and be sure to find out the reason for them. Create a contact sheet with your negatives. It is easier to make compositional choices from positive than from negatives. It is better to make exposure choices from the negatives themselves.
PRINTING Save every test strip and ruined piece of paper used while printing this assignment. We will discuss this during critique. We can often think of ways to cut waste and your cost. A certain amount of waste will always happen. It is not counted against you in the grade, but you pay for the paper. ____ 1. Print at least 5 prints (5x7 inches) to show three comparisons.
FEEDBACK During critique you will be able to discuss the results with the instructor and students in class. Bring all prints, wasted paper, negatives, contacts, shooting record and printing records. Your 8 x 10 enlarged print should be posted for the class to review.