Shoot like Aaron Siskind

The picture above is one of many Aaron Siskind’s works, I love it because the detailed that is captured is absolutely perfect. you can notice everything whether its the cracks or the detail in the openings. I also like how most of his work is in black and white, its different from other photographers and kind of like a signature work from him, so when seeing his work, you know its Aaron Siskind.

3 question critique

  1. What is the purpose of the main light? The key light is the first and usually most important light that a photographer, cinematographer, lighting cameraman, or other scene composer will use in a lighting setup. The purpose of the key light is to highlight the form and dimension of the subject.
  2.  What is the purpose of the fill light? Its purpose is to literally fill in the shadows. If you use a main light source, also known as a key light, alone, you will inevitably create very dark shadows on the side of the subject that is not directly lit up by the main light.
  3. List the lighting patterns. Split, vibrant, 3 quarter and butterfly.

White Balance

What is white balance, and how does it work? The color temperature of a picture, which may range from warm (orange hues) to cold (blue hues), is called white balance (blue hues). The term “white balance” refers to the process of changing the colors of a photograph to make it appear more natural and realistic. How does it accomplish this? It adds the polar opposite to make the image appear more neutral. White balance is usually adjustable on most cameras. They generally have the words “sun,” “shade,” “tungsten,” and “fluorescent” on them. Other cameras allow you to manually set the color temperature by selecting a Kelvin value. So, what is the significance of white balance in photography? The rationale for this is to ensure that your photograph has natural-looking colors and skin tones.

Portrait tips

  1. Focus on the eyes.
  2. Use indirect light.
  3. Shoot at your subject’s eye level.
  4. Practice with someone you know.
  5. Respect your subjects.
  6. Go with a Wide Angle.
  7. Play With Backgrounds.
  8. Change the Format Framing.
  9. Hold Your Camera on an Angle.
  10. Take Unfocused Shots.

Jpeg vs Raw

The main distinction between RAW and JPEG is that RAW is an uncompressed version/format of a picture, whereas JPEG is a compressed image format. RAW files include a lot of detail. JPEG provides a lot of detail, but it’s not as good as RAW.

When compared to a JPEG image, a RAW image has a broader dynamic range and color spectrum. When a picture or sections of an image are underexposed or overexposed, a RAW image has considerably superior highlight and shadow recovery capability than a JPEG image. Possibilities for finer control and modification.

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