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Unformatted text preview: SECT ION 2: WHY WE SEE (C H 4-5) SEM IO T ICS Define study of symbols Iconic symbols, signs, etc that communicate a message resembles what they represent any language can understand these symbols (for the most part) Indexical symbols, signs, etc that communicate a message any language can understand these symbols (for the most part) Symbolic symbols, signs, etc that communicate a message what you know, how you read these letters & how they come together entirely with abstract symbols letters, numbers, words, etc. TYPES OF CAMERAS Camera Obscura box w/ a little hole for light reflects an image of outside world upside down Single-Lens Reflex (SLR) Camera still very much in use by professional photographers careful focus allows you to take a lot of pictures in a short amount of time T I T LE Exposure Time control over motion slow shutter= small aperture (long exposure) fast shutter= large aperture (short exposure) Depth of Field telephoto lens wide angle lens wider lense = sharper HOW TO P U T TOGE T H E R A P IC T U RE Camera is stupid camera is just a xerox of life Reduce reduce every photo to the bear essentials start your image with a picture that is totally aligned 100% perpendicular lines (internally & exter no diagonals, only one focus fewer angles= easier to read Vanishing Points one way to increase complexity of an image vanishing points two-point perspectives Elements Color: take a photo of color for color's sake Quirkyness: take a picture of something wierd Verb: add a verb to your picture Photography Is.... Photography is not a collision, its a plan. make peace with the existing elements (stage) plan where you will wait for the verb to show up Photography is a moment know your surroundings be able to move around Photography is communication capturing universal emotions capturing isms and nesses ...
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- telephoto lens, symbols Iconic symbols, abstract symbols letters