methods of our nation's fighting forces, as well as
significant events that have shaped our nation's destiny.
From the moment that Matthew Brady exposed his
as a significant recording medium. It has influenced the
development of weapons and ships in the Navy and has
been an invaluable aid in training the men and women
who make up today's Navy.
generation after generation. The historical record tells
us where we have been, what we were, how far we have
progressed, and how we have changed-enhancing our
perspective of the past and clarifying our perception of
Where events of historical significance occur, such as
commissioned, and newsworthy events of interest to
Navy personnel, there are Navy photographers
recording events as they happen.
Planning does not cover all the bases on every
assignment. Take time to consider the finished product
and its intended use.
ahead of the assigned time? You can use this time to
look over the area for lighting, background, props, and
so forth. Also, discuss the assignment and what you need
with the people connected with them. Take charge
once and give clear, concise directions. But do not think
this approach takes the place of your responsibility to
BE COURTEOUS AT ALL TIMES.
what you consider to be an improvement on the original
considered the foreground, background, arrangement,
expressions, clothing, angle, and lighting. You have to
mentally put all these items together and say to yourself,
Will this tell the story?
include name, grade, and title. If possible, you might
have someone on the scene taking identification while
you are shooting.
several extra rolls of film and a spare synchronization
(sync) cord. When using a flash and a large number of
photographs are to be taken, you may need an extra
battery pack. Always be prepared and attempt to
overcome the unexpected.
assignment, you must choose the proper equipment to
available and suited for location assignments is
extremely broad; for example, the assignment may
require the use of a 35mm, medium format, or even a
4x5 view camera The lighting equipment you choose
may range from a small, compact electronic flash unit
to a complex array of lighting equipment and reflectors.
Exposure meters, color temperature meters, tripods, and
interchangeable lenses are just a few of the other
what this could mean to your assignment? For want of
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