Learning Log : Projects and Exercises

Part One

Getting to Know Your Camera

Focal Length of Angle of View

Focus

Focus with a set aperture
Focus at different apertures

Photographing Movement

Shutter Speeds
Panning with different shutter speeds

Looking Through the Viewfinder

Fitting the Subject to the Frame
Object in Different Positions in the Frame
A Sequence of Composition

Focal Lengths

Focal Lengths
Focal Lengths and Different Viewpoints

Dividing the Frame

Balance
Positioning the Horizon

Frames, Shapes and Sizes

Vertical and Horizontal Frames

Cropping and Extending

Cropping

Part Two

Points

Positioning a Point
The Relationship Between Points
Multiple Points

Lines

Horizontal and Vertical Lines
Diagonals
Curves

Using Lines in Composition

Implied Lines

Shapes

Real and Implied Triangles

Rhythm and Pattern

Rhythms and Patterns

Part Three

What Makes a Colour

Control the Strength of a Colour

Building a Library of Colour

Primary and Secondary Colours

Colour Relationships

Colour Relationships
Colours into Tones in Black-and-White

Part Four

The Intensity of Light

Measuring Exposure
Higher and Lower Intensity

The Colour of Light

Judging Colour Temperature 1
Judging Colour Temperature 2

The Time of Day

Light Through a Day
Variety with a Low Sun
Cloudy Weather and Rain

Available Light

Tungsten and Fluorescent Lighting
Outdoors at Night

Photography Lighting

Softening the Light
The Lighting Angle
Contrast and Shadow Fill
Concentrating Light
Shiny Surfaces

Part Five

Narrative

A Narrative Picture Essay

Illustration

Evidence of Action
Symbols
Juxtaposition
Rain