Photography

  1. Tell what makes a good picture. Show your understanding of these as you take pictures for requirement 2.
  2. Do the following:
    1. Take pictures illustrating at least eight of the following picture-taking techniques. Use comparisons to illustrate your points.
      1. Camera steadiness.
      2. Rule of thirds.
      3. Level horizon.
      4. Moving in close. Fill the frame.
      5. Framing.
      6. Direction of light. Front, side, and backlighting.
      7. Quality of light. Flat light, bright sunlight and time of day.
      8. Point of view. Eye level, high and low angle.
      9. Use of leading lines.
      10. Flash. Proper range and reflective surfaces.
    2. Do the following, utilizing techniques of planning a photo report. Start with planning cards; then do your photography and editing, and complete the requirements by presenting your report in an organized manner to your counselor.
      1. Expose a roll of print film, and select 5 to 10 good pictures for your picture story. Mount the pictures on a large art board or in a photo album.
      2. Expose 50 feet of movie film and edit it at least 25 feet of quality movies that tell your story.
      3. Expose a roll of slide film and select 10 or more good slides to tell your story.
  3. Explain how photographic film is processed and tell how black-and-white prints are made, or process and print your own pictures and show your counselor, explaining the steps you took.
  4. Do the following:
    1. Explain to your counselor the basic parts common to all cameras using a diagram you prepared.
    2. Explain common photographic terms such as lens, shutter, view-finder, camera angle, exposure, negative, transparency, f/number, and planning card.
  5. Describe jobs in photography.
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