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Chapter 2 (pp.28-53) Quiz Vocabulary Terms (Printable Version):
  • Aberrations
  • Lens focal length
  • Maximum aperture (aka lens speed)
  • Angle of view
  • Normal focal length
  • Short focal length
  • Telephoto
  • Wide-angle
  • Depth-of-Field
  • Distortion
  • Zoom
  • Macro
  • Fisheye
  • Length-to-subject distance
  • Zone focusing
  • Perspective
  • Exaggerated perspective
  • Polarization

Online Demonstrations
Once you've read through the chapter and taken some notes for yourself (remember, all my quizzes are open-note), cruise on over to our online textbook and play with the interactive demonstrations to help you understand how lens and aperture effect how much exposure you get.

Chapter 2

Shooting Assignments
For all of these, please make sure that you read page 41 and use the partial-press-down, compose, and shoot method for all of your pictures from now on.

A) Zoom Zoom (trying different focal lengths and angles of view, see pp.30-31)
Shoot the same subject 4 times each:
  1. Wide (3/3, the whole subject)
  2. Mid range (2/3 of subject)
  3. Close (1/3, head and shoulders if you're shooting a person)
  4. Tight (close-up, detail)

You may want to end up with 8 or 12 pictures if you use more than one subject. This could be a person, but it could also be building (like on page 31), an object, or an animal. If possible, stand at the same distance for the first 3 shots, use your camera's zoom to get in closer). Upload them all to your own Flickr, but just add the best set of 4 to our group.

B) Distorted Perspective Close-Up (see pp.36-37)
Take some pictures of objects, people, or animals where you deliberately create some strange perspective effects (like the feet on p.37 or like Maddie's Mountain Dew can). Push it as far as you can, try to get some weird distortions. This may require shooting from some unusual angles. Take as many as you can and add the best 3 or so to our Flickr group.
Check out other people's distortions- http://www.flickr.com/photos/tmallory/galleries/72157626061065870

Complete a Self-Evaluation form for the Distortion/Perspective

C) Depth-of-Field (read page 40, and 42-45)
Check out other people's DOF pictures http://www.flickr.com/photos/tmallory/galleries/72157626003955176
Check out some of Mr. Mallory's DOF examples http://www.flickr.com/photos/tmallory/sets/72157625780672125

Try shooting some pictures where you deliberately have a narrow depth-of-field, where your main subject is clear and your background and/or foreground are blurry. This may be tricky with automatic cameras, so keep at it. Because this may take some practice, these won't be due until Friday, Oct. 7

Complete a Self-Evaluation form for your Depth-of-Field picture

D) Macro (Read pp. 38-39 & 48-49)
Check out other people's Macro pictures http://www.flickr.com/photos/tmallory/galleries/72157626028559558
Check out Mr. Mal's monster set of macro flowers http://www.flickr.com/photos/tmallory/sets/72057594064429534
Search your camera's settings for a macro or super-macro settings, usually it's an icon of a tulip. Try shooting as many macro close-ups as you can, and add your best 3 or 4 to our Flikr group by Fri 10/7. These will probably end up taking care of a few of your DOF pictures too! Since the more you take, the better you'll get, you may want to keep shooting macro all year- the flowers will finally come out in April. Therefore the ones you take for this assignment may not end up being the ones you include in your final portfolio.

Complete a Self-Evaluation form for a Macro photo