Summary of Photography episodes

The two episodes of the photography show showed five people competing to see who’s the best photographer. During the episodes I really learned from the photographer’s mistakes to not crop the subject in the photo too much, don’t have your photo be too dark with a lot of shadow, and make sure to be creative. I feel like being a photographer you must be very creative, and you have to step outside of the box sometimes to get the best shots. I like how every photographer has their own unique style even if their not doing photography in their specialty.

File Formats

JPEG: It’s the most commonly used file format for photos. Usually used if the photos are for personal use, social media, albums, and small prints.


TIFF: You can manipulate phots extensively on a photo editing software. Its also lets you print at the highest quality at a large size.


RAW: This is usually available on advanced compact cameras and has extensive options in post-processing and image manipulation.


DNG: It gives you the ability to use image processing software such as Lightroom and Photoshop.


PNG: It gives you lossless compression means good image quality It also has the ability to maintain transparency.


GIF: This file can contain animation and makes small file sizes so you can use it on the web.


BMP: Used for when you want to print an image saved with a high-quality format.


PSD: You can manipulate images extensively on separate layers and can be re-saved as another format.



  1. I do believe I have strong composition because my subject is in focus and I have framing.
  2. I feel like I edited my photos very well, I tried to incorporate my subject’s personality in how I edited the photo.
  3. I would like to shoot with an actual camera if I were to do this assignment again to capture the details a phone camera cant capture. I would also like to use more interesting framing technics
  4. I do believe my photos for framing should be on the home page and considered a great photo because I really think I captured my subject’s personality and I feel like my editing was good.



I really like this picture because it seems to capture the feelings people had during war. The artist who did this image was Salvador Dali and it was made in 1941. This was during World War 2 and my assumption is that he tried to capture how people were trapped in this war, metaphorically suffocating. It has a lots of browns and dark shadows on the face that can represent death or rotting. Its a very capturing image because there’s so much small detail to the point where if you keep at looking at the photo you will find more details you didn’t see before.

Camera Modes

Automatic Mode: Auto mode give your camera its best judgment to shutter speed, aperture, ISO white balance, focus and flash when taking a photo. It will give you good photos, but you should still select some modes yourself.

Portrait Mode: When using this mode, it will give you a large aperture so the depth of field will be shallow. Portrait is best used when you are trying to photograph one object.

Marco Mode: This mode lets you take close pictures of your object without physically moving closer. When using this mode try photographing parallel so most of your photo wont be out of focus.

Landscape Mode: This mode will set up a small aperture do the depth of field will be good and in focus. This is used when photographing wide scenes.

Sports Mode: This is uses when photographing moving objects. This increases the shutter speed which freezes the action without blurring the object.

Night Mode: This mode is used when shooting in low light situations and sets a longer shutter speed to capture details of the background. Would usually need a tripod for this mode, but you can also hand hold the camera if you purposely want the background to look blurry.

Movie Mode: This mode lets you take videos with sound. Its not the quality of a video camera but it will capture things you cant capture with a still photo.

Aperture Priority Mode (A or AV): This is a semi-automatic mode in which you choose the aperture and the camera chooses the other modes. This mode is useful when looking to control depth of field.

Shutter Priority Mode (S or TV): This mode lets you select your shutter speed, but the camera will choose the other settings. This is used when you want to capture moving objects.

Program Mode (P): This mode is like auto mode, but it gives you a little more control for some features.

Manual Mode: This mode lets you have full control of the camera. This lets you have flexibility to set up your camera to take shots that you want.



AP: 1.7
ISO: 25
S: 1/6098
AP: 1.7
ISO: 25
S: 1/5405
AP: 1.9
ISO: 50
S: 1/1372
AP: 2.5
ISO: 50
S: 1/3487
I really like this photo because it really shows the bugs eye veiw angle at its finest. The reflection of the lady is the main object in this photo even though her actual body wasn’t in the photo. This can even give an illusion. This photo also has good depth of field because nothing is blurry.

Facts about Lenses

  • You first need to figure out what do you want to shoot
  • Look at the budgets and the cost because the cost of the lens depends on the aperture and zoom
  • For landscape photography your going to want to get a wide-angle lens
  • Wide lenses are also good for small areas because it gives it volume
  • Standard lenses range from 35mm to 85mm
  • Standard zoom ranges from 24mm to 35mm
  • Standard zooms generally include in many SLR kits
  • 18-55mm, 18-135mm, 24-105mm, 24-70mm are popular standard zooms
  • For telephoto lenses the most popular are 70-300mm or 70-200mm and these are excellent when used properly
  • Telephoto is used when you don’t want to get too close to the subject because it’s not quit approachable or they feel overwhelmed by a camera.
  • When you want to take pictures of sports, nature, and wildlife its good to use a telephoto lens, but you would need a fast telephoto lens
  • A fast lens uasally has an aperture of f/4, f/2.8
  • If you take sport photos your zoom would be 70-200 f/2.8 would be really good
  • If you want to shoot like a pro, you’ll want a 300mm f/4, or 300mm f/2.8 or 400mm f/2.8
  • Too slow a shutter speed with fast moving object will result to motion blur
  • At least a 1/500 to 1/1000 for your shutter speed
  • Its hard to track movement with a long lens so its easier if the object is coming directly towards you
  • There are also special lenses like for shooting tiny things, a marco lens, and shooting architecture
  • The lenses you would want to use for those special shootings are tilt-shift or perspective correction lens
  • Lenses are just another tool for the camera so its still up to the photographer to make it work
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