Digital Pictures Idea Page

  1. Framing
    • Outdoor
      • Using playground equipment
      • In and among trees, crosswalks, etc
    • Indoor
      • Doors frames, stairwells
    • Why?
  2. Rule of Thirds
    • Line subject up on one third line
    • Line subjects up on two third lines
    • Line subjects up on three or four third lines.
  3. Oblique Lines
    • Looking for simple lines
    • Using lines to highlight subject. At end of lines or at intersection points of lines.
  4. Macro
    • Outside with flowers, bugs, etc
    • With toy people, cars, animals trying to make them look life size and real.
  5. Speed
    1. Panning
    2. Motion Blur (to create idea of speed, movement)
        • Longer shutter speeds
        • Lower ISO
        • Smaller apertures.
        • Involves only one thing blurred and the rest in focus.
        • Blur must dominate the picture
        • Using lights
        • Action shots w/ people moving, running
        • Shooting cars.
        • Shooting toy cars
  6. Tableaux (Outdoor ideas page attached at bottom.)
      • Set up in small groups of three or four.
      • Set up in larger groups
      • Great for outdoors.
      • Harder indoors.
      • Scenes somehow seem to lend themselves to a violent interpretation
  7. Reflectors
      • Ties in w/ portraits
      • Ties in w/ Black and White
  8. Portraits (Places to take portraits)
    1. Individual Portraits
      • Indoor
        • In the stair well
        • On the front stairs of the building
        • On the wheelchair ramp
        • On the crosswalk
        • Using props
      • Outdoor
        • Play structure
        • Front door of the school
        • Grassy berm
        • Trees
        • By the basket ball hoops
        • Bike racks
        • Baseball diamond
        • Fence
        • In the middle of the field
    2. Group Portraits
    3. Self Portraits
      1. Examples
      2. Digital Photography School
      3. From WikiHow
        • With a mirror
        • Shooting your shadow
        • Using a flashlight
      4.  Group self portraits
  9. Black and White and Backlighting
      • Works with Reflectors
         
  10. Architectural Photography
  11. Scenery/Landscape Photography

  12. Refraction/Reflection

    • Ideas to hand out
    • Using water
      • in a glass
      • in an aquarium
      • in a sink
    • Using bubbles
    • Using mirrors
    • Using prisms
    • Reflections in a display/trophy case, Christmas ornaments, DVDs/CDs, window, mirror, marble, eyeball, picture frame, rear view mirror.
    • Reflect on...
       
  13. Winter/Snow Photography http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/11/23/45-winter-wonderland-photos/
  14. Optical Illusions 
  15. Negative Space
  16. Backyard bird photography http://www.digital-photography-school.com/backyard-bird-photography-tips
    • Great in the spring
    • Great in the early morning
  17. Set up a DIY ‘Photo Booth http://www.digital-photography-school.com/16-christmas-photography-tips
    • Interesting around Christmas
  18. Looking for shapes
    • circle
    • semi-circle/dome
    • oval
    • square
    • rectangle
    • triangle
    • trapezoid
    • parallelogram
    • pentagon
    • octagon
    • star
    • crescent
    • cross
  19. Pictures on a theme - five pictures based around the same idea

    • Circles
      • Group Picture
      • Macro
      • Refraction
      • Motion Blur
      • Free Choice
    • On the Ground
      • Group Picture
      • Oblique Lines
      • Individual Shot
      • Tableau
      • Free Choice
  • Looking Up
  • Friendship
  • The color BLUE
        • Panning
        • Framing
        • Limited depth of field
        • Black and White
        • Free Choice
  • Daily Create ideas
    • Photosynthesis
    • Organism
    • Brilliance
    • Something ordinary shot in an interesting way
    • Vivid colors
    • Yellow
    • Door, or through a door
    • Action
    • Parallel lines
    • Polka dots
    • Laughter
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