Forced perspective photography is used make us, the viewers, believe that certain objects are smaller or larger than they really are. It’s the manipulation of the human visual perception, essentially creating an optical illusion.
Taking a forced perspective photo is not difficult and doesn’t require any special skills. All you need to have is creativity, a camera, a willing accomplice, the perfect setting and timing, the patience to choreograph your trick and mostly, imagination.
Your Assignment (and Your Rubrics), including 2 half-page reflections/critiques are due at the end of Friday's class (April 1st).
Your Magazine Cover and Advertisement assignments are past due Please make sure you hand them in today with the corresponding rubrics.
Today we are going to start our path towards learning some advanced photographic techniques (now that we all have the basics under our belts).
We are going to look at High Dynamic Range Photography, and how we can use the equipment in the class, plus Photoshop and/or Lightroom to create jaw-dropping compositions.
HDR in Lightroom
How to Adjust your Exposure Manually (Canon Camera)
This article should help add to your understanding of the use of histograms that we talked about in class today.
Today we are working on your most challenging assignment yet. You will need your magazine cover, a ruler, a pencil, and a boat load of patience. I will walk you through expectations in class, and get you started. You will need to work very hard, keep yourself on task and be prepared to have this assignment finished by Friday. Don't forget your rubric ;)
This is a Level 4 example.
For the next few days, I would like you to find some time to practice in the studio. So grab a model and an assistant, and take several shots with the intention of capturing the "personality" of your model. Switch up your roles and make sure every body has a chance to assist, model, and to be a photographer.