OBJECTIVES: To understand how to shoot in a panoramic format using an SLR camera. You will learn how to utilize a tripod for this assignment.
1. Elements of Art : Line, Shape, Texture, Space 2. Design Principles : Balance, Contrast, Emphasis, Pattern, Rhythm, Movement
WHAT TO DO: You are to shoot a roll on panoramic images. Since your camera is not a panoramic camera, you are to take 3 images to create one panoramic image. Your subject can range from landscape, cityscape, urban scene, people, anything that can create an interesting composition.
1. Set your camera on your tripod 2. Shoot 3 images to create a panoramic image. 3. Select your aperture you will use for each panorama photo. You will probably need high/long DOF, ideally your aperture should be at F/8 or higher. 4. Focus on a point about 1/3 into your photo. 5. Since you will include foreground, middle ground and background, make sure your subject is somewhere in the foreground to middle ground. If your subject is further towards the background, use framing to create emphasis on your subject. 6. Use your tripod to pan your camera. When shooting a set, do not change the zoom or tilt your camera. It is important that you stay at the same distance and move to the left or right. Find a point in your viewfinder that you can line it up for your next image. Meter every time. 7. Keep in mind your elements of art and design principles. 8. Pay attention to lighting. Time of day that you are shooting.
THINGS TO DO AS YOUR ARE TAKING PICTURES: Look at your notes for creating a good composition. Keep these tips in mind.
Different point of view
Rule of thirds
Depth of Field
Avoid distracting backgrounds
WHAT TO turn in:Turn in ONE roll of 36 exposures.
Make contact sheet and discuss them with other students and teacher. Bounce around some ideas. When you turn in your contact sheets make sure you have selected a minimum of 3 sets of panoramic. (one set will consist of the 3 images needed for the panoramic)
Print TWO sets of panoramic images. You can make them 5x7 or 8x10. You will mount ONE set.