WHAT TO DO: Street photography, a genre of photography that records everyday life in a public place. The very publicness of the setting enables the photographer to take candid pictures of strangers, often without their knowledge.
A good street photo needs a clearly defined subject. All the rules (and I use that word loosely) of composition, such as rule of thirds, leading lines, use of negative space, symmetry, frames, etc. still hold. Try and tell a story with your images.
Create photographs where the viewer pauses and asks questions.
You are to photograph OUTSIDE! People, places, events that are happening outside. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not forget about your elements or art or Design principles. Look up the images from Laurent Roch or other street photographers. I am looking for design, emphasis, contrast, rhythm, pattern, lines, etc...
SKETCHBOOK: Research the work by Laurent Roch. Please type a Photographer’s Research on this photographer. You must include 5 examples of his work in the document.
TIPS: This is intended as a starting point, so there are exceptions. Backlight or sidelight, both require adjustments to reach the correct exposure. It’s a good idea to expose to the right with your digital camera; 50% of the recorded data is recorded on the right fifth (or 20%) of your digital cameras histogram. With very light subjects in very bright conditions, routinely subtract light so as not to clip the highlights. With very dark or black subjects, add light to maximize the recorded detail. Snowy owl example: ISO 200 F9 1/1600 second = ISO 200 F22 1/1250 second (or Sunny F/16 rule for light sand or snow) minus 1/3 stop to preserve all of the details in the whites without clipping (or loosing) any data. Sounds complicated, but if you spend some time digesting and thinking about everything here; you'll be able to get that once in a lifetime shot accurately and consistently with confidence.
1 Copy this f-stop-shutter speed chart into your notebook (any notebook, but keep the page close at hand and USE IT!)
TURN IN You will turn in a digital contact sheet with 36 images. File folder with 36 images, 10 working, and Final 5. You will rename your files Street_(file number). We will have a class critique on the prints to help you determine which compositions work best in regard to the elements and design principles and how to photograph your subject with more interesting viewpoints to attract viewers to your compositions.
WEBSITE UPLOAD TO YOUR WEBSITE YOUR 10 EDITED IMAGES AS A GALLERY.
SELECT YOUR BEST 5 images from your 10 edited and UPLOAD THESE 5 PHOTOS ARE YOUR FINAL FIVE AS A SLIDE SHOW.
WRITE A MINIMUM OF A 2 PARAGRAPH REFLECTION FOR YOUR ASSIGNMENT.