We took the first part of class reviewing RGB values and how a lack of or great amount of one will tell us a lot about what color is least or most present. This is an example three different white balance settings. “Tungsten light” (top), gives a cool effect and is usually used under incandescent lighting. “Shade” (middle), warms the photo since often subjects appear more blue in the shade. “Auto White Balance” (bottom) which typically creates a normal balance between cool and warm. These settings are used to balance colors when scenes are too warm or cool. They can also be used to give an intentional look to a photo.

Sophie going over stops and half stops on the white board.
Owen researching color theory to understand more about RGB variations.
Perry is wearing his ruby red slippers. Very appropriate as we discuss the Wizard of Oz and Pink Floyd phenomena.
We were introduced to the concept of foreshortening by photographing the same subject standing from a distance with 55mm (left) and physically moving our cameras close up to create the same frame at 18mm (right). It was clear that being closer to the subject has a great effect of foreshortening, which distorts physical features to seem larger or smaller than they actually are.
This is another example of foreshortening; the photograph taken at 55mm (left) appears more accurately proportioned than the one taken up close at 18mm (right).

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