Framing a subject

  1. I think I do have a strong composition.
  2. I think I edited my picture well with a black and white type editing. Not  gonna lie I could of done better but I could of used a little contrast.
  3. If I shot this assignment again I would use a different background to shot and use style for my sister. I would edit more better but I’m barely getting used to this new app so it was more hard for me.
  4. I think my photographs aren’t that great yet to get on the page I need still more practicing.

Camera modes

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Animatic mode: Auto mode tells your camera to use it’s best judgement to select shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, focus and flash to take the best shot that it can. This mode will give you nice results in many shooting conditions, however you need to keep in mind that you’re not telling your camera any extra information about the type of shot you’re taking so it will be ‘guessing’ as to what you want.

Portrait Mode: your subject is the only thing in focus and is therefore the center of attention in the shot.

Macro mode: Macro mode lets you move your closer into your subject to take a close up picture. It’s great for shooting flowers, insects or other small objects.

Landscape mode: This mode is almost the exact opposite of portrait mode in that it sets the camera up with a small aperture to make sure as much of the scene you’re photographing will be in focus as possible.

Sports mode:Photographing moving objects is what sports mode is designed for. It is ideal for photographing any moving objects including people playing sports, pets, cars, wildlife etc.

Night mode: his is a really fun mode to play around with and can create some wonderfully colorful and interesting shots.

Movie mode: This mode extends your digital camera from just capturing still images to capturing moving ones. Most new digital cameras these days come with a movie mode that records both video but also sound.

Aperture priority mode: Aperture priority mode is useful when you’re looking to control the depth of field in a shot

Shutter priority mode: You would use this mode where you want to control over shutter speed.

Program mode: Some digital cameras have this priority mode in addition to auto mode. In those cameras that have both, Program mode is similar to Auto but gives you a little more control over some other features including flash, white balance

Manual mode: It gives you the flexibility to set your shots up as you wish.

File formats

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Jpeg- The thing that you should remember is that JPEG files are compressed quickly in the camera, and thus result in a loss of detail and quality.

Tiff- This is the most commonly used industry-standard file format, and is generally what print or publishers ask for.

RAW- RAW files are generally available on advanced compact cameras and DSLRs and quite simply put; it is the best option if you want to get the absolute best file from your camera – this is the option preferred by professional photographers.

DNG- As a result, the challenge that photo editing software providers face, is how to manage and continuously provide updates for their software to be able to read all the different camera formats.

PNG- The strength of PNGs are that they are compressed in a lossless format, and so retain all the digital detail.

GIF- The limitation of GIF files are that they can only contain a maximum of 256 colors, and therefore are not the best choice for photos, but rather images with a limited color palette.

BMP- BMPs are large file sizes as color data is saved in each individual pixel in the image without any compression.

PSD- This file type is what Adobe Photoshop uses as a default to save data, the big advantage of PSD files are that it allows for manipulation on specific individual layers, rather than on the main image itself.

Alternative Camera Angles

This photo is a straight on shot that I found online. I choose  this photo because I like how the background is a forest maybe and its green in the background. I like how the green background matches the women’s green eyes.  I like how she is dressed it brings a vibe on to the photo to think what’s going on in this photo. This is shot by Robert Frank.



Read And Write: Lenses

  1. There are 5 types of camera lenses.
  2. There is a Macro Lenses that is used for, very close ups.
  3. There is a Telephoto Lenses that is a Zoom lens with multiple facial points.
  4. Wide Angle lens have wide, ultra wide, and fish eye.
  5. Standard Lenses
  6. Specialty Lenses
  7. Camera lenses are made out of glass, plastic such as acrylic, and fluorite.
  8. Photographers use high end Canon or Nikon cameras.
  9. Lenses can break anytime for unforeseeable reasons, being dropped or crushed, or being frozen, etc.
  10. A lenses is a transmissive optical device that disperses a light beam of refraction.
  11. Lenses consists of a single piece of transparent materiel.
  12. A lenses is clear transparent object.
  13. A lenses is made of glass, plastic or even a drop of water.
  14. the lenses changes the way things look by bending the light that goes through it.
  15. They make things appear larger or smaller or upside down.
  16. Convex is the curve of the lens bulges out.
  17. Concave is the curve of the lens is falling in word.
  18. The causes of light beam to bend and meet somewhere beyond the lens.
  19. The focal length of the lens and distance of the lens will cause the object to be smaller or larger.
  20. An image formed by a single lens is usually out of focus or blurry and not sharp.


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  1. Setting the exposer using the histogram:
    To use your cameras histogram.
  2. RAW: Can only be used in a digital camera.
  3. Selecting focusing points manually: taking pictures in a specific angle with auto focus point,.
  4. Learn all AF modes: There are 4 AF modes.
  5. Aperture priority: An exposer system with the aperture used.
  6. Shutter priority: Setting on some cameras that allows you to choose a shutter speed.
  7. Control motion blur: Is when there is rapidly moving objects.
  8. Manual white balance: The process of removing unrealistic color casts.
  9. Drive modes: driving characistics.
  10. Metering modes: the camera determines exposure.
  11. ISO: used for Virtual pictures.
  12. Auto-ISO: is is common to most digital cameras.
  13. Manual exposer: This when when the photographer is in complete control.

Depth of field

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Depth of field is one of the important concepts in photograph Depth of field is the distance between the nearest and farthest objects are in acceptably sharp focus in an image. The depth of field can be calculated based on focal length, distance to subject, the acceptable circle of confusion size, and aperture. A particular depth of field may be chosen for technical or artistic purposes. Limitations of depth of field can sometimes be overcome with various techniques equipment.

The depth of field is the front to back zone of a photograph in which the image is razor sharp. As soon as an object or person falls out of the range it begins to loose focus at a farther out zoon. When your closer you get a more focus. but when your farther then it looses focus.

I think the aperture is f/8.0 i think the speed is 200 and lens is  28

I think the aperture to this is f/3.0 and speed is 200 and lens  is 28




Camera Simulator

                                            Meriah Valverde

Period 1

I learned how shutter speed, ISO, and aperture work together. A strong computition is something competing with the background of the photo. Canon simulator tests my knowledge. When you change the aperture you have to change the shutter speed. There is a lot of cool things to do to make your photo more eye catching.