Our introduction to digital photography focuses on the way photographers use composition, angles, lighting and environment to tell stories, capture experiences and express themselves artistically. Students learn the technical aspects of shooting with a DSLR (digital single lens reflex camera) which means understanding aperture, shutter speed, ISO as well as white balance and other camera settings to achieve their vision. Students start with basic composition techniques like understanding depth and rule of thirds.
BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY 2016-2017
First assignment DEPTH by Sami Pomper. Students were asked to use the appropriate settings to create shallow depth of field as well as shooting from angles that play with space and proportion. (The figurines are approximatley 2 inches tall)
Above DEPTH photo credit from left to right: Janee Vanderhall, Daniel Quiroz, Kimberly Palacios
Above Second assignment LIGHT by Silvia Ciarlo. Students were asked to look for light and use it as the subject of their photographs.
Above LIGHT photo credit Left to Right: Astry Leiva Paz, Aaron Degraffenreid, Johny Garcia Rugama
Below our third assignment HANDS AND FEET by Suquan Stays. Students combined their understanding of depth and light and used students to model for creative images of hands or feet.
Above HANDS AND FEET photo Credit from left to right: Britney Aguilar, Johny Garcia Rugama, Angie Calderon
Second Quarter Elements of Art: LINE, SHAPE, COLOR, TEXTURE and VALUE
Students focus on capturing leading lines found in their surroundings. Above photo by Melissa Turcios
Above LEADING LINES photo credit from left to right: Sariah Mondesir, Ifeanyl David Obanor, Sylvia Ciarlo
SHAPES photo by Saul Cisneroa. Students looked for shapes in everyday objects.
Above SHAPE photo credit from left to right: Jezebel Guerra, Sami Pomper, Silvia Ciarlo
COLOR by Brittany Bugtai. These photos depict color as it's main element of art. Color themes or monochromatic palettes are seen in these images.
Above COLOR photo credit left to right: Taylor Gater, Sami Pomper, Kenia Vasquez Lopez
TEXTURE and VALUE are combined in the next assignment. These two elements work well together the proper use of value allows the photographer to reveal the intricate details essential to images that focus on texture. Photo by Aaron Degraffenreid.
Above TEXTURE and VALUE photo credit left to right: Mia Feder, Zita Paz Lizama, Tachi Brown