NHCS HS Fall Expedition – SY2011-12
During the fall expedition, you may be assigned the job of documenting the trip. You may also have a personal camera with you. Some of you will have cameras with you or will be assigned the job of documenting the day, so you might find this a helpful way to think about what would make interesting photos beyond the basic snaps. Remember that you will be making a presentation to the community on your return! What would you want others to know about your experience?
Photo Subjects: Telling the Story
People: whole group
smaller groups: leaders, chaperones, teachers, boat-mates,
study groups, friends, individuals
Places: in canoes, on land, in camp
Activities: traveling, loading/unloading gear
cooking, eating, sleeping, down-time
canoeing, landing, while ashore
hiking, resting, on the trail, at the summit
educational activities, study sessions, meeting with leaders/teachers
demonstrations, data gathering
writing, reading, photographing, drawing
Events: candid / unexpected: funny, dramatic, symbolic
staged / directed: “before and after”, acting-out, re-enacting something
Viewpoint: close-up, details, individuals
overall, wide-angle, panoramic (series)
Nature/Scenic: weather / clouds / sky
landscape: rocks, trees, water
sunset / sunrise
views “on the way”
Time: before / after , stages of the trip
Time of day: dawn- dusk; night shots?
As always, the quality of the light and the clarity of the composition make the difference between an ok and a great photo. Try to include in your photos ONLY what you really want to be there. Get in as close as possible.
KEEP YOUR CAMERA HANDY! You never know when a potential photo will occur!
Have a great trip!