OBJECTIVES: TO UNDERSTAND HOW TO SHOOT AT DIFFERENT ANGLE TO CREATE A MORE INTERESTING COMPOSITION.
WHAT TO DO:
For this assignment, you are to photograph using different angles EXCEPT AT YOUR EYE LEVEL! Don't be afraid to experiment with the different angles listed below.
You can use your camera in LIGHTROOM MOBILE IN PRO MODE (you need to shoot DNG) or a DSLR camera. SHOOT as MANY PHOTOS AS YOU NEED. You are required to SUBMIT 30 IMAGES. Remember set your White Balance to AWB and your ISO to 400. You can raise your ISO up to 800 if your available light is not that strong. You can lower your ISO if you have a lot of available light. Change your shutter speed (SECS) to capture the correct exposure. Make sure your shutter speed does not go lower than 1/60.
YOUR SUBJECT CAN BE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE, BUT YOU MUST APPROACH YOUR SUBJECT FROM A DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW OR PERSPECTIVE. BELOW YOU WILL FIND A DESCRIPTION FOR EACH OF THE DIFFERENT ANGLES.
NO PHOTOS AT NIGHT!
NO PHOTOS INDOOR!!!
Like all assignments, these need to be new pictures taken for this assignment.
WHAT TO TURN IN:
YOU WILL CREATE AN ALBUM IN LIGHTROOM CALLED ANGLES.
YOU WILL UPLOAD YOUR 30 PHOTOS TO YOUR ALBUMS.
** DON'T FORGET TO TURN IN THE SCREEN SHOT SHOWING ALL 30 PHOTOS WITH DATE/TIME AND FILE NAME TO SCHOOLOGY BY THE DUE DATE!**
YOU WILL EDIT YOUR BEST 10 IMAGES.
UPLOAD TO YOUR WEBSITE YOUR BEST 10 IMAGES AS A GALLERY.
WRITE A CAPTION FOR EACH PHOTO STATING WHAT ANGLE YOU ARE USING.
SELECT YOUR BEST 5 images to your website. UPLOAD THESE 5 PHOTOS AS INDIVIDUAL IMAGES.
WRITE A MINIMUM OF A 2 PARAGRAPH REFLECTION FOR YOUR ASSIGNMENT.
A creative use of camera angles is one of the quickest ways to add interest and variety to your photos.
Even if you don’t know how to use your camera very well, angles are easy! All you have to do is move your camera higher or lower to dramatically change the angle of your photo. It doesn’t matter what camera or what lens you’re using (even your smartphone), you can always make more creative photos by changing the camera or shooting angle.
Five Different Camera AnglesYou have five main camera angles to choose from. Each one will add a different perspective, giving your photo the mood or feeling that you want it to have.
#1 – Bird’s Eye View The highest camera angle is “bird’s eye view.” This is when you get up above the scene and look straight down. This angle is great for looking down and seeing all the details of a scene from above. A bird’s eye view is an unusual angle because you’re not normally up high looking down on a scene. Any angle that is beyond your usual daily experience will make your photo more interesting to look at.
#2 – High Angle A “high angle” is not quite as extreme as the bird’s eye view. You just need to be a little bit higher than the person or thing that you are photographing. Think of a high angle as a very normal view of the world for most adults. Even though you experience this angle or perspective a lot throughout the day, it can still be perfect for some of your photos. A high angle is useful for making your subject look smaller or more vulnerable and perhaps making the viewer seem more dominant.
#3 – Face-to-Face or Eye Level A face-to-face angle is taken at eye level to your subject. This is a very engaging angle and helps to establish a personal connection between the person in your photo and the person viewing it. This is a great angle for portraits, though a slightly higher than eye level angle is great for portraits too.
#4 – Low Angle For a low angle, you need to be below eye level. As you get down lower, you make the subject of your photo appear a larger. This may add a larger than life feeling to your photos and is great for emphasizing toughness, or making things look scary or epic.
#5 – Bug’s Eye View Also known as “worm’s eye view,” this angle is just like it sounds. You get down as low as you can and look straight up toward your subject. Again, this is a very unusual angle. You rarely experience this point of view, so it will add an interesting or creative perspective to your photo.