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L u n c h B o x S e r i e s March 29, 2017 Basic photography tips and tricks Vivian Atakos and Christine Bukania

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  • L u n c h B o x S e r i e s

    March 29, 2017

    Basic photography tips and tricks

    Vivian Atakos and Christine Bukania

  • First things first. Familiarise with device Understand your camera whether professional or non professional;

    phone camera. How does it work?

    Resolution of the pictures you are taking? Determines quality of the image

    How to adjust settings to different situations What icon is used for different situations? Close-ups, landscape, portrait, panoramic, auto

    How do I click? Seems obvious but not. Need to push button to focus then push to take picture

  • Let light be your friend

    Avoid taking pictures in places with insufficient light; take pics outside; disable flash for better pictures. Darker situations, call for patience. Stand still and avoid moving objects

    Outside sun should be behind you. Subject will directly face the light. Downside, people tend to close their eyes

  • Picture the picture frame

    Imagine the frame. Not thisBut borders of your photo

    Is everyone in? But also the composition. Art of photography Experiment! Experiment! No film to waste with digital

    photography Use of viewfinder versus LCD screen. Limits distraction of things

    not in your frame. Better focus Move in closer! Avoid zooming image affected by movement General rules of the picture frame dont cut off feet when frame

    already reaches the ankle, avoid objects/ persons disturbing the composition

    Observe photos of photographers! Ask for tips when you meet them

    Take lots of pictures of the same item

  • Rule of the thirds

    Imagine four lines - creating nine even squares.

    Some images will look best with the focal point in the center square, but placing the subject off center will often create a more aesthetically composed photograph.

    Photos are pleasing and interesting to look at. Eyes wander

  • Pictures for publications Newsletter/ Annual report

    Should tell a story combine items in your frame to tell a story

  • Always try to maintain eye level with your subject

    How are elements combining to tell your story

  • Focus!

    Should tell a story combine items in your frame to tell a story

    Check for that icon on your frame circular, square. Focus on specific parts of your frame.

  • Focus!

  • Different perspectives

  • What next?

    Manage your photos:

    Folders: Date pictures were taken Activity Location Photographer

    Include at text file readme with a brief explanation of the photos in the folderPost processing: Many phone apps can process and they are available on Google Play

    CIP SSA maintains a Flickr Account. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/Send us your best 10-15 photos per visit for inclusion

  • The International Potato Center (known by its Spanish acronym CIP) isa research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweetpotato,

    and Andean roots and tubers. CIP is dedicated to delivering sustainable

    science-based solutions to the pressing world issues of hunger, poverty,

    gender equity, climate change and the preservation of our Earths fragile

    biodiversity and natural resources.

    www.cipotato.org

    CIP is a member of CGIARCGIAR is a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Its

    science is carried out by the 15 research centers who are members of the

    CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations.

    www.cgiar.org