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Photo Analysis Assignment

Instructions
INTRODUCTION:

You can learn a lot about photography by looking at pictures, and trying to find out how they were taken. This assignment will make you think about what you have done so far.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

Find 5 images IN MAGAZINES that fit the criteria below: (All images at least ¼ page in size)
1. Action Shot
2. Landscape Shot
3. Shot from a HIGH Viewpoint
4. Shot from a LOW Viewpoint
5. One shot of an interior of a room

Read the handout and website for info about Lenses and for each photo answer the questions below.
(Some questions will be difficult to answer definitively for certain images, especially as the same image may be produced in more that one way.)

• What kind of lens was used? wide (11-28), normal (35-50) or tele (80 à) Try to give a focal length
• What shutter speed was used? (Think of your speed assignment)
• What is the light source, and what direction does the light come from? (Could have more than one!)
• What distance was the photographer from the subject? (Name the subject you are referring to)
• How much of the picture is in focus – from where to where? Explain. (This is called Dept of Field)
• What Lens aperture was used for each photo?
o (Depth of field, focal length and shutter speed are your clues)

Please type your answers if at all possible.
Attach each analysis to the image it refers to in such a way that it is possible to read your analysis and look at the image at the same time.

KEY CRITERIA:

Plausible guesses that show thought, write-ups next to (or on top of) photos

CHALLENGE:

Present your images and answers in a creative way, with titles, decoration, folding….

Focal Length

FOCAL LENGTH

 

Angle of View & Compression Comparison

Note how the angle of what you can see decreases and objects get compressed (look closer together) as the lens gets longer (mm)

16mm




20mm




22mm




28mm




35mm




50mm




105mm




150mm




200mm




300mm




450mm




900mm




Depth of Field

DEPTH OF FIELD

Focal Length & Point of Focus Comparison

Note how the portion of the image that is in focus (Depth of Field) changes depending on the focal length (mm) and apperture (f stop) of the lens, and the distance of the subject from the Camera

Near Subject

Distant Subject

35mm

f25

1/60 sec.



50mm

f4.5

1/250 sec.



50mm

f25

1/60 sec.



Focal Length

Near Subject

Distant Subject

115mm

f4.5

1/250 sec.



115mm

f30

1/60 sec.



200mm

f4.5

1/250 sec.



200mm

f30

1/60 sec.



Focal Length

Near Subject

Distant Subject

300mm

f5.6

1/250 sec.



300mm

f30

1/60 sec.



450mm

f5.6

1/250 sec.



450mm

f30

1/60 sec.



Focal Length

1/250 sec.

Near Subject

Medium Subject

Distant Subject

900mm

f11

1/60 sec.




Focal Length

Near Subject

Distant Subject

900mm

f60!

1/30 sec.



What you should notice:

Longer lens

=

Reduces DOF
Smaller Apperture
&Greater Distance from Subject

=

Increase DOF
Exposure Time