All the camera work on a single frame

Everything 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 paper blueprints and camera manuals, with typographical screens and retro typography.

Just like the other art infographic boards, this is an ongoing work: I will add updates and integrations, fixes, and all the improvements I will receive as a feedback or personal experience.

A long work of design, driven by the passion for photography. As a technical discipline and evolution of artistic expression. 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.

The JPG high resolution image in this page is downloadable, you can get it for personal use. It's readable in the main parts and quite good to print. But if you really love this poster you can obtain the high res full size version (70x100cm 300dpi, 27.56 x 39.37 inches).



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 are about 3 main topics: quantity (of light), space (of light), time (of light). And that is the start and heart of the infographic, with the exposure triangle representing the main settings inside the camera: the aperture, the shutter, and the ISO sensitivity; all at the same time, they balance the amount of light reaching the inside of the camera. With expressive visual consequences on the image: it's the photographer who must tweak those settings and obtain the desired expressive effect.

There are many basic rules and shortcuts to calculate complex formulas about exposure and light influence.

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.

Have a good shot!


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