This week’s class focused primarily on composition and also touched on histograms and white balance. Did you know that you can pre-set your white balance? If you want to get photos with good exposure, you can take a pic of your subject holding a gray card and then set your white balance to that photo. If you don’t have a gray card, you can also take a pic of someone wearing a white t-shirt. If you don’t know how to set your white balance, simply go to your menu and choose white balance. If you scroll through, you will see where you can pre-set it. Choose that and then choose the photo to set the balance to.
- Rule of Thirds
- Balance…placing the main subject off-center can create a more interesting photo.
- Leading Lines
- Symmetry and Patterns
- View Point
That’s it for this week. I mentioned last week about an assignment. Well, I skipped that assignment, because I missed Monday’s class so I jumped to the next assignment. A park bench. I only had one day and no car so I took a pic of an outside chair at my parent’s house. It’s definitely not one of my finer pics, but I will still let you see it.
I honestly don’t know what I was trying to capture which was part of the problem. My head was still in a tired fog from our trip and my creative juices were not flowing. I’m excited about next week’s assignment and hope that between now and then the creativity starts flowing!