03 The Creatives

Close All Laptops Please

In future lectures, only the back half of the class may use their laptops.

Close all laptops please

The Creatives

P01 This Week

For today, you should have come up with:

Project Deliverables

You are not required to complete and submit weekly items, but we will often use them in class. Plus it makes your work easier!

P01 Next Week

By next week's lecture, you should:

Photo Content

As we will talk about next week, your photo's content does not have to be directly of what you are trying to communicate.

Iterate Iterate Iterate

How much should we?

You should never stop!

How to Cite Images

The APA edition

Creator. (Year). (Role). Title [Media].

For example:
Hawryshkewich, Andrew. (Photographer). (2014).
Photo of a chair [Photograph].

Academic Integrity

Any P01 questions?

How Many Creatives?

How many of you would consider yourselves 'creative' in one way or another?

The Long Game

(Part 1)

"Why Leonardo Da Vinci was no genius."

Sketching Photos

(Part 1)

Taking one of your concepts, sketch out five different images that could convey it.

Sketching Photos

(Part 2)

With your neighbour, discuss your initial sketches.


Shot Length

One tool through which you can clarify the focus.

Extreme Long-shot & Long-shots

Useful for establishing a setting.



May include some of the subject


Mid long-shot

Allows us to see all of the subject.


Mid long-shot

Mid-long-shot Ron Jude, Emmet (1984)


Uses some parts of the subject, though we still feel like we are seeing the whole.





A feature of the subject takes up the frame.



Close-up Shot from "The Shining"

Extreme close-up

A small detail of a feature takes up the frame.

Extreme close-up


Can help set a tone or location of the shot.

Low Angle

We are looking up at the subject, which creates a sense of superiority or credibility.

Low angle Shot from "No Country for Old Men" (2007)

Low Angle

Low angle

High Angle

We are looking down at the subject, which creates a sense of isolation or inferiority.

High angle Shot from "Office Space" (1999)

High Angle

High-angle Shot from "The Pursuit of Happyness" (2006)

Straight Angle

We are on the same level as the subject, which creates a sense of equality.

Straight angle Shot from "The Hurt Locker" (2008)

Straight Angle

Straight angle Shot from "Rocky III" (1982)

Tilted Angle

The subject is tilted, which creates a sense of unease or desparation.

Tilted angle Shot from the original "Batman" TV series.

Subjective Angle

We are looking from the character's point of view, which creates a sense of embodiment.

Subjective angle Shot from "Inglorious Basterds" (2009)


What do they mean?


"Selfie with my teacher while she having contractions :D"

Selfie From Twitter


It helps to establish what is the focus and how it is focused.

The What

Of composition


The How

Of composition


Rule of Thirds

A guideline in which important areas of focus are aligned with a 3x3 grid applied to the image.

Rule of thirds

The Long Game

(Part 2)

"The missing chapter."

Sketching Photos

(Part 3)

Taking your earlier sketches revise your sketches, using further photographic compositional techniques.


Think before you hit the Instagram


Filtered with picfull (free online photo editing)


Strange filters?

Taking Better Photos

Some tips and pointers


Rule of Thirds





Quiz 01

You will have until next Thursday at 2:30pm to complete the quiz on Canvas.

How to Submit P01

Andrew will now demonstrate.

P01 Submission

For next week

Please remember!

  1. Project 01 is due before lecture!
  2. Complete the quiz
  3. Bring a camera to next week's lecture

How something can be worth a 1000 words.

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