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?
Photos tell stories and shape perceptions
so be intentional about the message you want to convey
What does a photo say about a photographer?
What can you tell about me as a photographer? What story does it tell about me?
What do we bring to an experience?
How does your past influence you in the present?
What are the elements of making a good photo?
Composition, lighting, 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
WHAT MAKES A GOOD PHOTO?
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
Storytelling elements using photography:
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
If I had a camera in my hands and came up to you, what would I need to do to gain your respect and trust?
How do you get permission?
Let’s make it personal:
- How do you feel when someone approaches you?
- How do they treat you?
- How can you break the ice?
- How can you create comfort and trust?
How can you take photos without exploiting people?
PHOTOGRAPHING OTHER PEOPLE
Whatever story you tell, it matters.
Be honest to YOUR story and know what you are bringing to the table.