Studio Portraits


SS; 1/20, F/5.6, ISO;800, M;120mm

Mark Seliger

#Black&White #thousandRopes #darknight #upatthestars #onlyme #igotmyown

#igotme #fallingforyou #wishinguponnextstar #armsaretired #noshirtstill

#couldusesomehelp #can’thangonanylonger #justhanging #sleepy

#prayingidon’tfall #howmuchlonger #saveme #getmeoutofhere

#imsohungry #wonderwhatsforlunch #whencanidrop #yournext

#ineedwater #areyoudoneyet #jkimnothangingimkneeling

Aaron Siskind

SS; 1/1400, F/5.6, ISO;400, M;35mm

SS; 1/120, F/5.6, ISO;400, M;25mm

SS; 1/500, F/5.6, ISO;400, M;55mm

See the source image

Aaron Siskinds’ work is the type of work you would go looking for with a much more soothing background or something interesting. I think his artwork is more of a unique platform rather than a “historic” or “Colorful” things. I think him making his artworks just black&white makes us others as much as maybe himself, see the REAL to the world, the REAL to what really is in the picture for example these rocks, the texture really pops out as well as little details you maybe wouldn’t see and pay attention to if it was colorful as the way the rocks are set up.

Answer 3 questions (studio portraits)

The purpose of the main light is to provide the main light source, the most important light to the picture i would say.

The fill light is to fill in most shadows and make the picture kind of pop more.

The patterns of the tungsten lights give off different color lighting tones being the yellow kind of shade, another one being an orangy-ish tone and so on. Then it also would depend on the brightness and/or dimness you would put the light at.

Candid Moments

Who: Office lady What: Working Where: In school When: Around 11:15am Why: She looked serious

Who: A student What: doing ceramics When: In the morning Where: At Jurupa Hills Highschool Why: It’s for a grade

Who: A random kid What: Cleaning imperfections When: In the morning Where: At Jurupa Hills Why: For a grade

Who: A random student What: He’s playing the violin When: Early Morning in class Where: At Jurupa Hills Highschool Why: He is learning because he likes to play the violin

Who: A creative girl What: Creating a prop for a play When: during class Where: in school Why: She is in charge of that prop/decoration


FRANCE. Marseille. 1932.

I really like the way that Henri’s pictures have so much to them. It could be detail or just the way that the

photo was captured but they all have a story behind them. I like how these are really noticeable and give

off a really historic background the way these are black & white.

I really like this picture as well because the detail here is immaculate. Here you can

get a jest of how life was back then when you would have to work really hard and

get little pay. I think it’s incredible because as seen in the photo these 4 men are

really the ones who are working their butt’s off, dirty, and tired but still standing.

All this so that they can have money to live off of at least.

I love this picture of the man running because it looks cool.

I like how the wet floor and the glare kind of gives like a water look.

It looks as if the man is running on water and the stuff on the floor is floating.


Action Motion Assignment

SS; 1/250, F/4.0, ISO;6400, M; 24.00mm


SS; 1/250, F/20, ISO;400, M; 18.00mm

SS; 1/10, F/6.3, ISO;400, M; 24.00mm

SS; 1/10, F/14, ISO;400, M; 35.00mm

I understand the concept of action motion and the camera settings to be put in order to get this good of a shot.

SS; 1/450, F/4.0, ISO;7500, M; 26.00mm

I understand the concept also of this motion blur and the fact that the camera needs to be put in modes or just simply the change of the SS, ISO, AP.

SS; 1/20, F/12, ISO;400, M; 34.00mm

How to Use DSLR PPT and synopsis

  1. DSLR means Digital Single Lens Reflex
  2. DSLR is cameras that resemble 35mm film cameras
  3. There’s a mirror system inside that lets you preview your picture through a view finder
  4. DSLR’s are different from consumer “point and shoot” cameras because of detachable lenses
  5. prime lens= only one focal length
  6. zoom lenses= variable focal lengths
  7. kit lens= a basic lens that comes with the camera body in a “kit”
  8. There is a big difference in photos is taken with the lenses at 70mm->135mm->300mm
  9. Focal lengths are what the differences in the photos are when you switch the lens
  10. from 4mm to 300mm is what’s considered telephoto at 300mm and fisheye at 4mm
  11. These mm are used for many different shots
  12. You can use the widest lens for architecture
  13. You can use a normal/decent camera lens for street views etc.
  14. Telephoto lens would be used for birds & wildlife or sports
  15. The somewhat similar but different lens would be the medium telephoto which you can use for portraits
  16. The only two focus options you have is auto focus (AF) and manual focus (MF)
  17. There is a big difference in how your shots come out when using AF vs MF
  18. For your exposure in your shots you need to always look out for the iso, shutter speed, and aperture in order for it to come out clean/”perfect”
  19. some ways to understand how exposure is determined is by looking at a window, a garden hose, or if you go tanning
  20. The ISO matters in photography because depending on where its set at is depending on how dark or light your photo will come out
  21. if what your capturing has bright lighting then you set your ISO low in order to capture the picture with it’s natural colors
  22. you can also use ISO for whether or not you want your photo to come out smooth or you want there to be grain on your shot
  23. For the shutter speed, if you are shooting action you would want your shutter speed to be high like 1/4000
  24. The aperture is also known as an F-stop
  25. The number represented goes by ; the smaller the number the larger the opening

Depth of Field/Camera modes

Camera Modes:

Automatic Mode- This mode tells your camera to use it’s best adjustment to select all shutter speed, iso, and aperture.

Portrait Mode- Your camera keeps it’s background and lowers the aperture number for that so that you get a clear portrait photo.

Macro Mode- This mode is good for you’re close up photos you get a good zoom into your object and it comes out very clear.

Landscape mode- This mode is actually the exact opposite of portrait mode, this one sets the small aperture number to a big aperture number and gives you a large depth of field.

Sports Mode- It is also called action mode, this mode is designed for photographing any moving/action shots.

Night Mode- This mode is used for capturing more of an interesting shot because with the low light helps capture more details as well.

Movie Mode- This camera mode makes the photo more fun since you can capture moving photos not just still ones.

Semi Automatic Modes- This includes panoramic/stitch mode, Snow mode, Fireworks mode, Kids and pets mode, Underwater mode, Beach mode, indoor mode, and Foliage mode

Aperture priority mode (A or AV)- This mode is pretty much automatic and will ensure you have a well balanced exposure.

Shutter Priority mode (S or TV)- This one you choose the shutter speed while the camera chooses every other setting for you and this you use for example when you want to “freeze the motion”.

Program mode- This goes full auto mode as well but gives you more of a chance to have a little more control over other controls.

Manual mode- This mode you have your camera on FULL auto mode so you can set your shots up as you choose.







Portrait Read & Write

  • Good portraits are taken with good quality cameras
  • Good portrait is taking pictures of an object or person with a feeling behind it
  • the image will need to have a story behind it
  • Sometimes it just needs a little detail or reason not a full story
  • It can also be an image that you can make a story out of
  • The image has to tell the viewer about the subject (person, animal, etc.)
  • Has to have an emotional feelings behind it
  • good composition evokes emotion
  • good composition = combination of a scene on the ground and a scene within your head
  • good composition makes the images more fun than they really are
  • the images have to be desirable
  • You can choose how much background to include
  • you need to crop the image good as well
  • the editing will also take much place in images always
  • leaving space in images giving them more attraction that the photo being full and looking like a mess
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