"JUMP" PHOTOGRAPHY ASSIGNMENT We all know how to take “snapshots” with your smartphone camera. But oone of the themes of this course is to help you unlock the potential of the phone camera by exploring a range of techniques and tips and tricks to create photos that are more accomplished, more creative, or just plain more fun.
So that brings us to smartphone “action” photography. In the not-so-distant past, taking action photos with the phone camera was pretty challenging. Camera lag, no burst mode and other issues made action photos frustrating. Not anymore. Auto focus lock, fast burst modes and incredible image quality have now opened up the realm of action photos for smartphone photography. To improve your creative and technical skills with your smartphone camera, we’re going to explore the “jump” photo.
THE ASSIGNMENT •This assignment is designed to get you accostomed to shooting "action photos" of one subject . •Use a smartphone camera (or if you have a DSLR or mirrorless camera, you can use those instead) and shoot multiple photos of people jumping -you should shoot a minimum of 16 images.
•FROM A LOW ANGLE...take "jumping" photos of friends, family or strangers (you choose).
•Try to capture them when their feet are completely off the ground.
•If using a smartphone, put the camera setting on "burst" mode.
•If using a DSLR or Mirrorless camera, put your camera on the "TV" exposure setting and pick any shutter speed between 1/500 and 1/1,000 sec (also put your camera on "Auto ISO")
TIPS FOR TAKING A GREAT "JUMP" PHOTOS: •Use beautiful natural light -shoot outside!
•Look for a "jump friendly" background that isn't filled with distractions.
•Put your camera on "BURST" mode. •Remember to adjust the exposure and focus before you shoot -use the exposure lock and move the exposure slider to ensure a good range of tonal values throughout the image.
•When taking pictures, GET DOWN LOW -shoot from a "worm's-eye-view" -there should be "DAYLIGHT" under the feet of your subject(s).
•Keep shooting until you get a great image!
•Try a variety of facial expressions.
•HAVE FUN WITH THIS ASSIGNMENT! Just be creative. Allow yourself to be in the moment. Your passion for what you’re capturing will come forward in those beautiful images!
FINAL PRODUCT: •Pick your two best "JUMP" photographs.
•Use your phone app to crop and adjust the tone of your images.
•Submit your two cropped and adjusted images in the Google Classroom folder.
•A 16-IMAGE PROOFSHEET FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT IS REQUIRED!
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The Easiest Way To Shoot Jump Photos
Jump Photos Lecture Slides