Photography Workshop with Emily Constance
July 11, 2017
What makes a good composition?
- Rule of Thirds: Off center to gridlines
- Symmetry: Center what you want to focus on
- Perspective: Unique angles; use a tripod at 5ft tall for buildings
- Framing: Put something in foreground and something in background so the eye is drawn to it by using elements
- Leading Lines: Lines that draw picture to certain end
- Texture and Patterns: Don’t be afraid to get up close to cool patterns.
- Break the Rules!
- All of the above words can be typed into google to see examples of eachTips for Proposal Images
Tips for Proposal Images
- Turn on ALL the lights. This will bring photos to life. Remove any distraction things from backgrounds i.e. trashcans etc.
- Use a tripod or monopod to get steady photos (set tripod at 5ft height range)
- Photograph at twilight or learn to photograph in High Dynamic Range (HDR) taken at different times of the day. Our IPhones can photograph in HDR. Use the night mode option for photos taken at twilight. The landscape mode will help to focus on things.
- For building photography get a wide-angle lens (not fish-eye). 10-17 mm at the widest.
- Learn how to use flash.
- Trick: use something to diffuse the flash to make portraits more flattering. Using a Kleenex or something over the flash will give a softer, more natural look.
- Check to make sure the camera is level, in-focus, and has correct ISO, shutter speed and 9 F-Stop.What should I do look for in headshot photography?
What should I do look for in headshot photography?
- Tell the photographer your occupation
- Are the headshots in studio or on location
- If in studio, what are the backdrop options
- Are imagines fully retouched
- How will I receive the finished images
- What size images will I receive
- How long is each headshot session
- Where do they take place
- When taking a headshot, make sure you are in front of a window. Turn slowly until best light hits your face.What to look for in professional AEC photographer?
What to look for in professional AEC photographer?
- Have they done AEC photography before
- Turnaround time
- Confirm which pictures you want taken
- Confirm how many images you want taken
- Priced hourly, per image, per sf?
- What editing is providedHow should I edit my AEC images?
How should I edit my AEC images?
- Photoshop and Lightroom
- Straighten out lines
- Fill in and even out the light
- Perform color corrections (white balance in the sun)
- Adjust clarity and sharpness
- Clean up with spot removalHeadshot Tips
- Attire: Layers are flattering. Avoid short sleeves and sleeveless
- Wear more makeup than usual
- Diffuse your flash with Kleenex and set up next to a window
- Edit/Crop images consistently. Don’t chop off limbs (never crop at a joint)
- Most flattery position is to take the photo from slightly above the person
- The person having their photo taken should put their weight on their back leg and lean a little bit forwardUses of Videography
Uses of Videography
- Live videos behind the scenes
- Photography slideshow set to music
- Film testimonials
- Add subtitles to videos