In a few words, describe what photography is to you?
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The Fascinating World of Photography
Photography literally means ‘drawing with light’, which derives from the Greek photo, meaning light, and graph, meaning to draw. Photography is the process of recording an image—a photograph—on light-sensitive film or, in the case of digital photography, via a digital electronic or magnetic memory.
Aperture: Aperture is an adjustable opening in a camera lens that lets light in to reach the image sensor Exposure: Exposure is the amount of light that is used to create an image on a photographic medium or storage device Depth of Field: Depth of Field is the distance between the nearest and farthest objects in an image that appear to be in focus
The aperture is the adjustable lens opening that controls the amount of light allowed into the camera. Learning to properly adjust these three settings based on your location and subject is essential for capturing good exposures.
What do you think is the most important element of photography?
- Subject Matter
Line- can be vertical, horizontal, curved, or jagged. Examples: roads, sunsets, bridges. Shape – two-dimensional representation of objects. Examples: silhouetted photographs of birds. Form – three-dimensional representation of objects, usually through the use of lighting and shadows.
Elements of Photography
Texture – The use of lighting to bring out details of an object, making it easy to see whether a surface is smooth or soft. Pattern – The use of repetition to create an interesting photo. Examples: photos of gardens or flowers. Color – Using warm or cool colors to set a mood. Space – Either negative or positive space can be used to make a statement. Often seen when using the rule of thirds.
Elements of Photography
The first photograph was taken by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1822 The most expensive photo ever sold was 'Rhein II' by Andreas Gursky which sold for $4.3 million in 2011 The world record for most selfies taken in one hour was set by Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in 2015, with 105 selfies taken!
Rhein II Photograph by Andreas Gursky
Draw / write: What are some of the most important elements of a successful photograph?
Draw / write: What is the difference between a digital and film photograph?
How can photography be used to make a statement?
What is the role of photography in our society today?