Learning To Look: An Intro to Taking Better Photos

Rebecca Loomis, Compulsive creative with too many hobbies

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8 Lessons (27m)
    • 1. Who, What, Why?

      3:14
    • 2. Project Practicals

      2:34
    • 3. Building Awareness

      2:57
    • 4. Focus & Frame

      3:57
    • 5. Composition

      4:25
    • 6. Angles & Emotional Impact

      3:33
    • 7. Lighting & Color

      5:25
    • 8. Surface Scratched!

      0:36
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Project Description

Progress Phlog

Your project will be a photo log (or "phlog") that documents your progress in learning how to see photography differently. You'll choose a subject (portrait, still life or city/landscape) and take at least one photo of that same subject per lesson, implementing what you learned. You should have at least five photos by the end of the class. Then, you'll be able to look back at the transformation of your eye!

Photo #1: Starting Point

Photo #2: Focus & Frame

Photo #3: Composition

Photo #4: Angles & Emotional Impact

Photo #5: Lighting & Color

As you progress, upload each photo you take that implements a new concept you've learned to your project gallery. I also suggest that you write a reflection for each photo and/or an analysis comparing the first and final photos in your phlog. This will help you be intentional in your photographic decision making and help those decisions become second nature to you.

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