Audrey Heath and Emily Trepanier (Charles Best)

Teaching Butterfly Effect to Middle Schoolers Since mid September we have been working at Hillcrest, a middle school just down the street from us. We have been working with two classes and teaching them how to do their own Butterfly Effect projects. We are doing this with the hope if we got them interested in inquiry projects, they would be more likely to want to be involved in Butterfly Effect when they get to high school. This year their school’s focus is biology. With that in mind,...Read More...
Last Reply By Grace Sun (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
This is my final round of research for this year. I am finishing off with analyzing my survey results. 1. 2. For this last survey question I was looking at leading lines. I will be honest, I was limited with what I had the time to take photos of. These photos aren't the best representation of what I am trying to show. 33 people took my survey and 61% of people liked photo 1, and 39% of people liked 2 . Like I have said before, this is only a small sample, so the results may not be exact if...Read More...
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Last Reply By Grace Sun (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
My question for this cycle is 'What factors cause people to like or dislike a photo?' In photography when starting out you are given rules to follow that will help make your photos look better. Lots of different people and websites have different rules, but there were some recurring ones I want to share with you. The past couple weeks I have been getting people to take a survey I made. Asking people which photos they like better between photos using these following rules. It was very...Read More...
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Last Reply By Mary Wothaya (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
My question right now is What factors cause people to like or dislike a photo? Some of you may have taken my survey. For the second question of my survey, a couple rules were used. Along with the majority of people who took my survey. The idea was that people would like #1 the best. 35 people took my survey and 68.6% of people like #1. 28.6% of people like #2, and 2.8% of people like #3. Although a majority of the people liked the first one, note everyone preferred it. These rules aren't...Read More...
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Last Reply By Nasib Mohamed (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
My question is How do you take a good photo? This week I am looking into the differences of taking a photo on your phone vs. your camera. This may very due to the variety of cell phones there are, and different types of cameras. I will be taking similar photos with my iPhone 6, and my Canon Rebel XTI. Now with the new phones they definitely have much better cameras than what they used to be, but you still can't get the professional photographer quality. (2) How is a camera better than a...Read More...
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Last Reply By Nasib Mohamed (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
This cycle Emily and I are going to stay with the topic of photography, but change our inquiry questions. This time Emily will be looking How you are able to take good photos on a phone camera, and edit them. While I will be looking into “What factors cause people to like or dislike a photo?” These may not be the exact questions yet, so if you have any input or questions, please let us know. So first I will start with a survey. I will have a variety of photos asking people which one they...Read More...
Last Reply By Grace Sun (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
What are some ways you can take a good photo with a phone camera? This cycle Audrey and I will be continuing to look at photography with new inquiry questions. Audrey will be looking into factors that cause people to like and dislike photos. I will be looking at how you can take pictures with your phone and have them still look professional. I want to make my project helpful to people in Kenya (or anywhere) who don't have access to fancy camera equipment. I am thinking about exploring the...Read More...
Last Reply By Neena Hull (Charles Best - Alumni) · First Unread Post
Last week I talked about Light Painting. This week I will go back to camera settings and finish my research round #3.3. This week I will be talking what you can do with different settings on a camera, and how they work. These setting are represented on the camera by P, Av, Tv, and M. Also a little bit about what white balance is. P stands for program. This setting gives you the least options, and really depends on what camera you are using. People usually think that Program and Auto mode are...Read More...
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Last Reply By Moira O'Keeffe (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Last week I talked about light painting and how you need to have a slower shutter speed to achieve that effect. The week before I discussed blur photos that also required a slower shutter speed. This week I will be researching the opposite, fast shutter speed and freeze photography. Freeze photography- A photo where the image appears to be frozen. There is no signs of movement meaning there is no blur around the subject or in the background. To achieve a frozen photo the shutter speed has to...Read More...
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Last Reply By Jessica Scott (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
How do you take a good photo? This week is a fun week. I will be discussing how to take a light painting photo. This is a cool trick to take some fancy photos. Emily, Alison and I had lots of fun taking these photos. None of them have been photoshopped, so they are a little rough but you get the idea of how it works. All these effects are done with just a camera. It seems really difficult when you look at these photos, but it isn't actually that difficult. Things you will need Camera (which...Read More...
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Photography Research #4

Emily Trepanier (Charles Best)
Last round I looked at slow shutter speeds and blur photos. For this week Audrey and I took some light paintings over the break. Here are some of our photos. As we were working we discussed why we like light paintings. Both of us believe that light painting is a unique and creative way to take photos. To someone who has never done it before, it looks very complex. Though it can be quite simple to do once you've got the hang of it. A challenge we had was keeping our subjects in focus and...Read More...
Last Reply By Haleigh Strickler (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Last week I talked about what Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports, Night and No Flash mode are. This week I will explain the setting that make up these different camera modes. The 3 main settings on a camera are ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. Knowing what these are will help you to understand how to use the modes on your camera (P, Tv, Av, M) ISO stands for International Standards Organization. It measures the level of sensitivity from your camera to light. If you use a lower ISO...Read More...
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Last Reply By Nasib Mohamed (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Emily Research Round #3 Last week I finished up talking about some basic lighting techniques used to take portraits. This week I will be looking at the effect shutter speeds has on photos. A slow shutter speed is either used because it’s dark, or because you want to add a blurring effect to your photo. You always here that you want your photos to be clear, but once you know the rules of photography, you can break them. Effective blur photos can look amazing when done properly. (1) This being...Read More...
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Last Reply By Nicole Shimmin (Johnston Heights-Alumni) · First Unread Post
What do different settings on a camera mean, and how do you use them? (4) I think when we all start off we use the settings right of the green box. That icon is most commonly used because it stands for auto. Honestly I believe having a nice camera like this you should be able to use more settings than just manual. So if you don’t know how to use your camera, I will help you learn how too. (1) Green Square = Auto The camera does all the work for you It adjusts the setting to take the best...Read More...
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Last Reply By Nazaha Muntafi (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Last week I covered split, loop, and Rembrandt lighting. This week I have decided to finish off describing the basic lighting techniques. I will be talking about butterfly, broad, and short lighting. Butterfly Lighting- is named after the shape of the shadow that you are trying to create under your subject's nose. Also known as paramount lighting. It makes for a very flattering shot and is used in many glamour style shots. To achieve this lighting style, you want your light source to be...Read More...
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Last Reply By Payton McIntyre (Charles Best Alumni) · First Unread Post
This week I am going to be looking at different light techniques used when taking photos. Lighting can make or break a photo, you have to be conscious of where your light source is and how you are using it. When you are taking classic portraits, you want to make your subject look flattering. Pointing light directly at their face, or using too much/ making the light too harsh can wash your subject out. I will be talking about some of the basic studio lighting techniques that almost always...Read More...
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Last Reply By Juliana Nunes (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
How do you take a good photo? Photography can be a very subjective topic. Collectively Emily and I will be going over the basics of how to take a good photo, and what makes a good photo. This project will consist of a lot of me and Emily taking lots of photos, and trying different techniques. There can be so many things to consider when taking a photo, and it depends on what you are looking for. First I will be looking at different types of cameras, and how they each have their own benefits...Read More...
Last Reply By Agnes Naserian (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
What makes a good photo? While photography is subjective there are some rules that you can follow to help make your image more aesthetically pleasing. This cycle I would like to look at different techniques and ways to take photos. I am working with Audrey to examine and explore different aspects of photography at a beginners level. We hope that our research can be a guide to others looking to try photography. Our projects will be linked, and we hope to have new photos every week using new...Read More...
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