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On your handout, list 10 things, objects, details or elements that make a city urban

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ZOO PHOTOGRAPHY
Lincoln Park Zoo

ART SHAY
B 1922 Grew up in NY Blew up 52 bomber missions in WWII Became a photographer for LIFE magazine, Sports Illustrated, Time Photographed 7 presidents Has had 3 major exhibits in Chicago Now working with Billy

BACKGROUNDS
Use Shallow DOF (shoot on Aperture priority with an Aperture of f/5.6) Use an INTERSTING ANGLE (birds eye, worms eye) Cropping (GET IN CLOSE)well, as close as you can Walk around the exhibit to get the best view (try to eliminate distractions)

Find the humor!

GLASS
If you see glare in glass, you MUST change your angle until you dont see it anymore Carry a cloth to wipe down glass Put your camera on MANUAL focus Press your camera against the glass, focus, and shoot

FENCES
Use a shallow depth of field to blur out the fence

ACTION SHOTS
Try a fast shutter for FREEZE MOTION shots Try a slow shutter when an animal is moving (i.e. when an ape is swinging)
Rest your camera on the side rail so it doesnt movekeep your camera around your neck!

BOTANIC GARDEN Lincoln Park Conservatory

Aperture Priority
Use a shallow DEPTH OF FIELD (like f/4)

RADIAL BALANCE
Have a circular flower totally balanced in the center of your photo

RULE OF THIRDS

ABSTRACT

PATTERN/REPETITION

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE ZOO

How to overcome the fear of photographing people at the zoo

Once you ask one person, its easier


(you will have a Student Photographer Tag)

Smile and say Thank You

Compliment people

Get close to your subjects

Be prepared how to react

Ask for permission

How to be invisible when shooting in the streets

Pretend like you took a photo of something else

HIP SHOTS

5 Key Themes to Street Photography


Juxtaposition Interaction Emotion Surrealism Decisive Moment

Juxtaposition
Combines opposites and contrasts of objects, ideas and people, all combined in a frame

Find contrasts, set up the scene, and wait.

Interaction

Interaction of people and place, concepts and ideas.

Emotion

Emotion. Candid look. A snippet of life. Use the interactions of people and place to capture a sense of emotion and feeling.

Surrealism

Surrealism. Extraordinary people or places. Minimalism, maximalism. Shadows and light. Lines. Symbols.

Decisive Moment

A concept popularized by Henri Cartier-Bresson, its the creative fraction of a second that makes an image memorable.

Take a lot of pictures


Learn how to use your camera. Learn the basic rules of photography , then learn how and when to discard them. Even if youre not shooting, always be looking.