The communication objective was to teach the audience about the process of exposure. This was done by showing the components that contribute to getting a balanced exposure. Aperture, ISO, and Shutter Speed.

How you have used what was taught in class to achieve this communication objective

Creating shapes – For all my vectors I used the pathfinder tool to subtract/add to my image. I used this dominantly when creating the camera making the process smooth. For other vectors I used the ellipse and rectangle tool to create shapes. My theme for my vectors were geometrical shapes; circles and rectangles.

Pen tool – I manipulated anchor points while creating my running man, flower, person holding the camera, and my vectors showing the iso/aperture/shutter speed icons. This allowed me to get the curves on angles I wanted to get my desired result. The pen tool also came in handing when I needed to type on path. I created a circle, used the direct selection tool to remove half of it, used the pen tool to finish creating a shape. This allowed me to type on the inside of a circle, instead of the outside.

Effects – I used the drop shadow effect on my title “Exposure” to make it stand out and give it a depth of field (like cameras do). Blur was used to create a depth of field in background for my aperture vectors. Grain was used to give the noise effect that ISO creates.

Opacity – This was the main feature used while creating the vectors to represent shutter speed. Adjusting the opacity allowed me to make it appear as though my figures had blurred movement, like a real photograph. This also came in handy to fix my dull background, I created an exposure timeline and set it to a low opacity then added it to my background to compliment my work.

Type tool – Kerning was used so that when typing using the same font as my title the characters were closer together and the text was similar but not identical. This allowed it to look informative.

Eyedropper – This tool allowed me to copy the colour, size, and kerning, and font of text I had written to apply to another piece of text. This tool was used often while trying out colour schemes and creating vectors that needed shades, tones or complimentary colours to work well with other vectors.

Copy and paste – I used the copy in front tool to duplicate images and move them the same intervals apart.

Stroke – Stroke was used around fonts and vectors to make them stand out. I used the stroke tool to create lines to create aperture lens style circles for my text, and to separate sections of the main circle in the middle to resemble a setting wheel.

Colour Scheme –  I decided to use colour associated with photography. The white and yellow represent lighting, while black and grey are associated with negative space. Complimentary colours such as green, purple, and blue were used to create a vibrance.


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