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In these sessions Gillian Allard looks at creating mobile phone photography images that tell very short stories about the journeys we make in our daily lives. We will look at the word ‘journey’ in the broadest possible terms from simply making a cup of tea or walking our pet or visiting a favourite place in our locality.
This idea is a delivered to you as a series of three separate but linked DIY activities (taking part in all 3 is of course optional). The three activities will cover:
1. TAKE: Taking a series (up to 10) of photographs that express a personal daily journey in your village or area – using unusual camera angles to help your photographs appear more engaging.
2. MAKE: General photo editing tips using your phones adjustment tools.
3. PRESENT: Finally using Pixlr to enhance your photos and create attractive grids and photo combinations to arrive at alternative ways of presenting your images (very useful and easy to use).
TAKE – Photographing My Journey. Above are two examples of journey groups.
Taking photographs using Selfie mode and Self Timer
1. Lay your camera flat/screen face-up. Tap the
selfie’ symbol to see yourself and above.
2. Tap the ‘self-timer’ – so you can take your
3. Tap 10s (this will give you 10 seconds before
the camera takes a photo), time to arrange ooror
or get out of the way (see dandelion picture above)
4. The self-timer will highlight in a different
5. Tap the shutter (taking) button
6. The phone will show you the 10 seconds counting down.
Holding the camera close to your face and selecting the point of focus
• Before you take your shot actually tap the screen on the specific place you want the camera to focus. (It always a good idea to do this whenever you are taking photos)
• A highlighted square will appear when you touch the screen to show you the area you have selected.
• Then take your photo straight away.
We hope you enjoy experimenting with your mobile phone camera.
You will need
A phone or tablet able to take photos.
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