Everything about photography in a single giant poster infographic. It’s the fourth artwork piece for my “Learn with a poster” serie; visual elements are inspired by ’70s newspapers, blueprints and camera manuals, with typographical screen patterns.
A long work of design, driven by a personal and professional passion for photography. As a technical discipline and evolution of artistic expression.
It’s a visual reference to theory and practical tips, with guidelines and personal notes collected during my personal professional experience on the field, scholar tips and notes, courses material, ideas and much more.
Topics of the photography poster
The poster contains the basic photography theory rules, visual schemes and nomenclature, techniques, formulas
The meaning of photography ,”drawing with light” in greek language. The instruction on how to handle the camera body, the posture of the photographer, the basic tips to set the camera and frame the subject.
The history of photography is the history of a scientific discipline which started many specializations in modern times; from the camera obscura to the advent of photo social media, photography helped and inspired artists and scientists, and became a form of expression and art through the last 2 centuries.
The basic settings of photography: the aperture (quantity of light), the shutter (time of light), the iso (sensitivity of the support).
There are many basic rules and shortcuts to calculate complex formulas: exposure the “sunny 16 rule”, rule of thumb, star rule 600, inverse square law, and more…
Focal lengths have a huge impact on focus and ability to frame the subject in very different ways and approaches, resulting in many types of photo categories.
The viewfinder is the eye of the camera through which the photographer frame the world: is an expressive perspective decision which involves many scholarships, guidelines and visual rules.
Developing and printing in the dark room is an awesome way to master the basic principles of photography and its essence of light drawing, the infographic resume the main steps with chemicals recipes and times.
Studio settings and artificial lights: photography is not only about light getting inside the camera, but also controlling the environment light. There are lots of light combinations each one producing different effects and contexts on the subject.
Histogram of light is the graphical way with axis to measure light quantity, and an accurate technical way to set the perfect exposure without a hand held light meter.
Post production is the work after the photo shoot, a second step in refining the image artwork: import, tag, crop, rotate, lens and perspective corrections, white balance, sharpness and grain settings, tonal tweaks, shadow and highlights and finally re-exposure. Nothing very different than the old dark room but much faster and versatile with some tips, limits and recommendations.
The “photographer backpack” is checklist section with all the needs not to forget for outdoor photography.
Storage and backup are fundamentals if you want to archive, preserve and find your photos after long time.
Last, photography deserve to be displayed, shared and printed: the scheme with popular formats, aspect ratio and resolutions for printing, social medias, and screens will be helpful.
This is just the beginning. LWAP board artworks are not finished pieces! In the future i will be add updates, improvements, fixes and integration.
More to come!
For example: mirrorless cameras, megapixels calculations, weather outdoor tips, photo exercises, more studio light settings, opensource software resources…
Feedback and hints will be precious, so feel free to comment or contact me!