Hello, let’s talk about taking photos

Here is the key:
It is all about sharing your experience.


1) How photos tell stories and shape perceptions.

2) What makes good photos?

3) The story is most important. Your story is important.

2) Taking photos to share your culture

WHAT ARE WE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT?

 
 

Where do you see photos in our culture?

What power do photographs have?

PHOTOGRAPHY

 
 
 

INTENTIONALITY

Photos tell stories and shape perceptions
so be intentional about the message you want to convey

 
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What does a photo say about a photographer?

What can you tell about me as a photographer? What story does it tell about me?

How does a photo represent who you are?

 
 

PERCEPTION

What do we bring to an experience?

How does your past influence you in the present?

Do you think a photo can misrepresent someone or something?

 
A photograph is shaped more by the person behind the camera than by what's in front of it. To prove this we invited six photographers to a portrait session with a twist. 'Decoy' is one of six experiments from The Lab, designed to shift creative thinking behind the lens.
 
 
 

Fisherman

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Alcoholic

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Millionaire

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Convict

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Life Saver

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Psychic

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I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.
— Joseph Campbell
 
 
  • What are the elements of making a good photo?

    • Composition, lighting, placement, etc

  • Tips for taking good camera photos

    • Requirements for photo submissions (2700 pixels wide or larger)

    • Three elements that are used in capturing a photo

  • How can you ensure the best resolution when using your camera phone?

WHAT MAKES A GOOD PHOTO?

 
 
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TELLING A STORY WITH PHOTOGRAPHY

Why do we tell a story though photography?

  • Isolation vs. Exploration

  • Social media and the impact it has had on our culture

A way of certifying experience, taking photographs is also a way of refusing it - by limiting experience to a search for the photogenic, by converting experience into an image, a souvenir. Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs.
— Susan Sontag, “On Photography”

Storytelling elements using photography:

  • Light

  • Composition

  • Familiarity (Nostalgia)

  • Motion

  • Background

  • Focus

  • Angle

  • Surroundings

How is photography different from other media forms (video, painting, drawing, etc.)

 
 

2) Focus on your why

*SHARE MY STORY

What make us your culture?

TELLING YOUR STORY

 
 

Whatever story you tell, it matters.

Be honest to YOUR story and know what you are bringing to the table.


FINISHING UP


THANK YOU

Remember - It is all about sharing your experience.