GMC - SIMPLIFIEDMore Like This
"I am I Need I Desire "
Goal, Motivation & Conflict - SIMPLIFIED
Goal, Motivation and Conflict seems to be the BIG MYSTERY of fiction writing. Everyone says that they're essential to good writing and they're right, they are. Absolutely. But this stuff can be a little confusing.
Let's begin at the beginning
-- What are all these things and why do stories need them?
Goal is what your character THINKS they are after.
Motivation is what makes them WANT to go after it.
Conflict is what Gets In Their Way.
-- Internal Conflict being ANGST or Drama.
-- External Conflict being the PLOT or Events.
The Plot (Events) Arc is the stuff that happens to the characters the plotline. There are 5 basic stages in a Plot Arc:
1 - Inciting Event
2 - Challenge
3 - Crisis/Reversal
4 - Ordeal
5 - Confrontation
The Character (Drama) Arc is the complimentary (or contrary) stage of Ang
Sunny 16 Rule for MacroMore Like This
Sometimes I like a black background because it helps to isolate the subject -very handy in situations where the background might ruin the shot because theres just too much going on. But what about those situations where you want to show the subject in its natural environment? When shooting close-ups its easy: Just set you camera to shutter or aperture priority and use a little flash for fill (about -1 1/3 to -2 FEC). The range of exposures will be limited by the amount of natural light and the ISO you want to use, but youll get even lighting throughout the frame.
But what if you dont want to be limited by the available light? What if youd like to shoot at life size with a small aperture to get more depth and at the same time get some ambient light into the scene? You can use what I call the Sunny 16 Rule for Macro, but to understand why it works it helps to know what the Sunny 16 Rule is and how shooting at life size changes the settings.