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SMARTPHONE SHADOW & LIGHT ASSIGNMENT

LIGHT MAKES ALL PHOTOGRAPHS -IF THERE IS NO LIGHT, THERE IS NO PHOTO.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS ASSIGNMENT IS TO PHOTOGRAPH INTERESTING SHADOWS AND LIGHT

The smartphone camera has revolutionized the world of photography. There are many things that make the smartphone camera a thing of beauty.  It is lightweight, portable, it takes amazing photos and best of all, it is always with you.  While most of you are intimately familiar with this amazing device, the goal of this assignment is to take your smartphone photography to another level by capturing the beauty of shadow and light in your images.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR & WHAT TO DO
•Go outside or in a well-lit area.
•Look for, and photograph interesting patterns of shadows and light.
•Make sure your image is in focus.
•Be ceative and experiment!
•Shoot a minimum of 20 photos. Try different angles & compositions... such as rule of thirds...
•Keep photographing your subject(s) with different anlges of shadow & light and backgrounds.
•As you move around your subject, notice how the exposure changes.
•After you shoot an image, check your exposures. If the photo is too bright or too dark, use the exposure compensaiton adjustment on the camera to adjust the camera's exposure... then shoot again...

ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS
•What kind of light is on your subject? (Is it side, back, front, top, Rembrandt, or patterns of light and shadow…?)
•Is the sun shining on the subject directly, or is it half shade and half sun?

WHAT TO SUBMIT
•Three images: your 2 favorites and a screenshot of 20 images from your "shoot" from your phone.
•What to do: Pick your two favorite photos from your shoot AND do a screenshot from your phone of the 20 photos you've shot. Submit all three photos in the Shadows and Light assignment folder in Google Classroom.


(These images look "hand painted" because I used an app for that -you do not have to do that, we will experiment with image editing apps in futuret assignments...)