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  1. All camera systems offer a dizzying selection of lenses.
  2.  focus on what you plan to shoot
  3. Less expensive lenses will generally have variable apertures
  4.  all major camera and lens manufacturers offer a variety of focal lengths to satisfy most budgets.
  5. More expensive lenses have a fixed aperture
  6. Wide angles give an expansive view
  7. Wide angles are also handy in tight areas, like small rooms, cars, caves, etc
  8.  wide-angle lenses have the potential to drastically change your photography
  9. Standard zoom lenses are great walkaround lenses
  10. standard zooms tend to cover moderate wide-angle focal lengths all the way down to a medium telephoto
  11. prime lenses offer just one focal length, such as 35mm, 50mm, or 85mm
  12. So a standard prime falls somewhere in that 35mm to 85mm standard range
  13. the most popular standard lens was a standard prime: the 50mm
  14. a prime does force you to think more about composition and point of view, simply because it can’t zoom
  15. And prime lenses also tend to be cheaper than optically-equivalent zooms
  16. Telephoto lenses get you close to a subject without actually approaching them
  17. The most popular telephotos seem to be various flavors of 70-300mm or 70-200mm
  18. Telephoto zooms allow you to stand back when the subject isn’t quite as approachable or when your subject might be feeling overwhelmed by the presence of the camera
  19. Telephoto lenses also compress distance, making everything appear closer together, as opposed to wide-angle lenses, which distort perspective and make things look separate.
  20. telephoto lenses are also excellent for sports, nature, and wildlife photography

ALTERNATIVE CAMERA ANGLES

dimension: 5184×3456

shot 1/100 sec. f/25 47 mm

iso 800

dimension: 5184×3456

shot 1/100 sec. f/25 47 mm

iso 800

dimension: 5184×3456

shot 1/100 sec. f/25 47 mm

iso 800

dimension: 5184×3456

shot 1/100 sec. f/25 47 mm

iso 800

I think this picture is very nice and creative. It plays with angles because the camera is shooting from the bottom. The camera angle shooting from the bottom makes the girl look bigger and taller on the shadow. It makes her feet look huge as well. You can see everything around her and nothing is out of focus. In the picture she is walking on a trail, but because the camera is shot from below her. This picture looks really nice and is a good use of angles. It makes you notice what is closest to the picture.

Composition

Photojournalism: Candid Moments with Captions

Girl sitting in Zeus lounge. During daytime, talking to her boyfriend on the other end.

Group of boys discussing whether or not they should ride the skateboard, during lunch.

Boy walking to trash can to throw away his tray after lunch.

Boy walking sadly, during passing period. Thinking whether or not he will past the test.

Couple sitting down outside to have quality time.

Richard Avedon

Richard’s early fashion photographs were characterized by movement and action. He didn’t conform to standard techniques of studio photography, where models stood emotionless and seemingly indifferent to the camera. Instead, he showed models smiling, laughing and even jumping about which was revolutionary for the time. Richard  fashion photographs also introduced some form of narrative, which was a departure from the static, posed and formal fashion photography more prevalent at that time. His fashion photos are a perfect example of how to tell a story in a single frame. His models came alive in his photos and many of the stories often revolved around the high life or the elegance of being a woman. The shots might seem improvised, but his photoshoots are far from spontaneous. Avedon would put a lot of time into preparation: researching locations, sketching proposed shots and taking test photos. On the day, Avedon would talk to the models before he would begin; discussing what characters he wanted them to portray and poses he had in mind, as well as telling them the stories he wanted them to act out.

JPG vs RAW

The JPG or Joint Photographic Experts Group file is a digital image file. It is a common file type that can be found all over the internet. It is also an accessible file type that can be opened on nearly any electronic device. JPGs are the go-to image for online posting or print media. This is due to them having a relatively small file size while still maintaining a quality image.

Raw files contain the most complete, uncompressed image data, but in a form that is not directly usable and must be processed. When a digital camera captures an image, the sensor records a mosaic of digital data including the values of each individual sensor pixel. However, this data needs to be processed before it can be finalized as an actual picture.

Texture

1/800 sec. f/8 55m ISO 400

1/800 sec. f/8 55m ISO 400

1/800 sec. f/8 55m ISO 400

This shows great texture because you can see all the details in the lines. The light is showing in the back and it highlights all the details about the picture. In the picture you can see little rocks on the floor and this picture does a good job of showing it. Its texture is so nice you can kind of imagine how it would feel to walk on the floor. The way this was edited probably helped the picture look so textured. Since that light is there it makes the picture feel more alive.