Digital Photography: Week 3 & 4

In Digital Photography in weeks 3 and 4 we covered the importance of focal length, depth of field and composition.

Week 3

In week 3 we examined focal length that is determined by the lens that is used with the camera. We also looked at focus modes and perspective. Finally, we re-entered the world of aperture and how it controls the depth of field.

During week 3 I focussed on completing the first assignment. We were required to complete a series of tasks that revolved around the technical use of the camera in controlling the shutter speed, aperture and ISO.

During week 3 I focussed on completing the first assignment. We were required to complete a series of tasks that revolved around the technical use of the camera in controlling the shutter speed, aperture and ISO.

Week 4

In week 4 we shifted from the technical to the wonderful world of composition. In my class Introduction to Digital Imaging, composition was a driving force and something that I grew to love. There are many ways that composition can effect on the impact of the photograph and the relationship to the viewer.

This is a refresher to some of the most critical.

  • Rule of Thirds
  • The Golden Rectangle
  • The Golden Spiral
  • Golden Triangles
  • Rule of Odds
  • Balance
  • Colour
  • Line
  • Pattern
  • Texture
  • Framing
  • Symmetry

Week 4 Task

For the task in week 4 we were required to take a number of photographs and consider composition for each. I was particularly drawn to the pattern and texture of the natural world around me.