Teaching Components

Downtown Tour- Teaching Components

1. Lion Statue:  Aesthetic & Composition:  Creating  a unique and artistic image from a landmark.   Composition- taking note of what is in your camera frame.

2. Bridge of Lions:  Photojournalistic:  Teaching the importance of using photojournalism to document landmarks. 

3. Seawall Posts:  Depth of Field:  Explains use of aperture (f-stop) to create shallow depth of field in order to single out a specific subject.  Teaches use of 'selective focus' to determine which area of the image will be the subject (in focus) and which areas will be blurred (out of focus).

4. The Fort:  Metering:  Using the internal meter in the camera to allow for proper exposure of Seawall the subject, background, and foreground.

5. City Gates:  Working with your surroundings:  Planning an image based on potential interferences (cars, people, etc). Teaches element of using surrounding landscape to document location while keeping the image from being stagnant.

6. Oldest Wooden School House:  Perspective:  Using perspective to distort or create a unique image.

7. Treasury Street:  Creative License:  Using what is available to create fun and unique images that create impact. Examples: the texture of the bricks, complimentary colors, different heights of walls, perspective, etc.

8. Slave Market:  Eliminating Distractions:  Teaches importance of moving around to use architecture to hide distractions.

9. Lightner Area:  Shutter Speed & Framing:  Shutter Speed- Using a faster shutter speed to stop motion of water on fountain.  Framing-   Teaches using available structures to help frame in subject (museum).

10. Flagler College:  Backlighting:  Teaches use of flash and depth of field to create a proper exposure of backlit areas.  Incorporates use of narrow depth of field and framing.


Off the Beaten Path Tour- Teaching Components

1. Mosaic Wall:  Aesthetic Composition:  Using the principles and techniques of art to create beautiful or appealing outcomes.

2. Aviles Street:  Eliminating Distractions:  By changing the shooting angle, offending objects can often be placed outside the intended frame.

3. The Doll House:  Juxtaposition:  Shooting an object from an "unexpected" angle may have more impact than the viewing angle encountered in everyday life.

4. Turquoise Gate:  Rule of Thirds:  The rule of thirds is an imaginary tic-tac-toe board is drawn across an image to break it into nine equal squares. The four points where these lines intersect are strongest focal points. The lines themselves are the second strongest focal points.

5. 15 Bridge Street Gate:  Architectural Detail:  Be on the lookout for unique structures or details when taking pictures- these architectural details can often make incredible images.

6. 67 Marine Street:  Metering:  Using the internal meter in the camera to allow for proper exposure of the subject, background and foreground.

7. Oldest House:  Creative License:  Using what is available to create fun and unique images that create impact. Examples: the texture of the bricks, complimentary colors, different heights of walls, perspective, etc.

8. 262 St. George Street:  Depth of Field:  Use of aperture to create shallow depth of field in order to single out a specific subject.

9. Palm Row:  Perspective:  Using roads, buildings and trees to create natural linear views.

10. Lightner Fountain:  Shutter Speed:  Using a faster shutter speed to stop motion of water on fountain.


Nights of Lights Tour- Teaching Components

1. Bridge of Lions:  Linear Perspective:  Using the angle of the lights to show a Linear Perspective of the bridge.

2. San Marco:  Creating a Light Trail:  Using a significantly slow shutter speed to capture the lights of the moving cars.

3. The Fort:  Capturing Ambient Light:  Using a narrow aperture to allow the ambient light of the background to balance the exposure of the foreground and background.

4. St. George Street:  Time Lapse Exposure:  Using a slow shutter speed to document time and movement.

5. The Square and Bandstand:  Creative Licensing:  Using slow-shutter techniques on surrounding elements to create a unique and interesting image that create impact.

6. Lightner Museum:  Viewpoint:  Using a specific viewpoint to fill the frame and make the museum have a larger more dramatic feel.

7. Casa Monica:  Long Exposure:  Using long exposure to create a daytime effect in the image.

8. Inside the Lightner Museum:  Fill Flash Drag:  Using the flash and ambient lighting to create a proper exposure for nighttime photography.