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  • Complete PhotographerMarch Assignment for April Meeting

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    The Complete Photographer!

  • The Complete Photographer!*New AssignmentThe assignment for the April meeting is Water:Oceans, BeachesRivers, Lakes, WaterfallsSwampsFountainsAny of the above or in combination

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  • The Complete Photographer!*Overlap with LandscapesTherell be significant overlap with previous assignments

    However the emphasis will be on photographing waterProblem is: You cant really see itUnless its churningIts highly reflectiveAnd you can shoot through itMost photos will involve water in motion or reflections off calm water

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  • The Complete Photographer!*So, Youll Be ShootingWater in motionWaterfallsWaves at seaFlowing water in rivers, creeksFountains, even water from a sprinklerWater drip or splash

    Calm, with reflectionsReflections of mountains, treesSunrise or sunset reflectionsAny other interesting reflections

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  • The Complete Photographer!*Shooting WaterActivities Related to WaterBoats, Canoes, etcBeachesPeople in the water or water skiing, surfingUnderwater shotsShooting through waterInto AquariumsSCUBA Diving

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  • The Complete Photographer!*Water..Water in motionIf raging waters / tall waterfalls Fast shutter speedsfreeze the actionEmphasize the energyIf quiet river / streamSlow shutter speedsEmphasize the calm, peaceful mood

    Shutter speed, along with lighting, will have a lot to do with the mood of the photograph

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  • The Complete Photographer!*CreativityYou typically cant change the sceneBut you can sure change how it will look

    Choice of shutter speed and lens focal length are major factorsFast shutter = energy, actionSlow shutter = peace, tranquilityConsiderable difference in appearance between use of wide-angle vs. telephoto

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  • The Complete Photographer!*Lens.SummaryWide-Angle lens offers the greatest creative compositional opportunitiesHowever its the most difficult to use properlyTelephoto is very useful for isolating a distant subjectBut, if you can walk closer to it, do it (i.e., zoom with your feet!)A Normal lens results in the most normal looking shotVery natural look to the image

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  • The Complete Photographer!*Creative Exposure & LightingUse slower shutter speeds to blur waterAvoid over or under-exposureSelect time-of-day and sky conditions for optimum lighting conditionsNight shots can be very dramatic

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  • The Complete Photographer!*EquipmentAny camera that provides manual control over exposureWide-angle, Normal, Telephoto lensCircular PolarizerGet bluer skies with more contrastReduce reflections from foliageUse carefully to maximize water reflectionsNeutral Density filterAllows us of slower shutter speedsTripod for low-light/slow shutter shotsWaterproof enclosure for underwater shots

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  • The Complete Photographer!*Reflection ShotExamples

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  • The Complete Photographer!*Seashore

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  • The Complete Photographer!*Fountain + Reflection1/8s, f/22, FL= 40mm, ISO100

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  • The Complete Photographer!*Crashing Waves

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  • The Complete Photographer!*Night Shotf/5.6, 1.5s, FL= 17mm, ISO200

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  • The Complete Photographer!*Reflection, Canoes 1/13s, f/9, FL= 55mm ISO100

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  • The Complete Photographer!*Underwater Shot (Aquarium)f/5.6, 1/20s, FL= 17mm, ISO800

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  • The Complete Photographer!*Those were some Examples

    When it comes to water, most so-called rules of photography still apply

    Success depends onCompositionExposureLightingThe photographers knowledge of his or her tools and how they interact

    Most of all, the outcome depends on the photographers creativity!

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  • The Complete Photographer!*SubmissionsSelect two of your best shots and upload them to our web page.Do not post full resolution files!JPGs with no more than 2000 pixels width or height50% compression makes a 500k fileEnter the tag as: water10Include the EXIF data in the file

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  • The Complete Photographer!*Finally,Plan your shots.choose your lensTake test shots to verify exposureTake several shots at different settings to learn what works bestApply everything you know about photographyBe creative, try different thingsAs always, have FUN in the process!

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