Reply To: Lesson 4 Assignment

Duncan Rawlinson

Hi Alan,

Here is the EXIF data for this image:

Date Time Original: 2014:03:05 17:51:31
Exposure Time: 20
F Number: f / 16
Exposure Program: Manual
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Focal Length: 105mm
White Balance: Manual white balance
Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS 6D
LensInfo: 24/1 105/1 0/0 0/0
LensModel: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
LensSerialNumber: 00001dc72f
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Exif Version:
Color Space: 1
Date Time Digitized: 2014:03:05 17:51:31
Subsec Time Original: 00
Subsec Time Digitized: 00
Shutter Speed Value: -4.32
Aperture Value: 8
Max Aperture Value: 4
Focal Plane X Resolution: 3810.58
Focal Plane Y Resolution: 3815.90
Focal Plane Resolution Unit: 2
Custom Rendered: Normal process
Exposure Mode: 1
Scene Capture Type: Standard
Saturation: Normal
Sharpness: Normal
ExifIFDPointer: 228
X Resolution: 240
Y Resolution: 240
Resolution Unit: 2
Date Time: 2014:03:18 23:37:03
Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.3 (Windows)
Artist: AlanHsieh
DateCreated: 2014-03-05T17:51:31.00

There are a few things here. First you’ve completed the assignment because you’ve gone out and shot an assignment with a filter of your choosing. So job well done, you’ve completed the assignment!

Second, beyond just completing the assignments here thought I want you to think also about composition and the everything else you’ve learned. In this case the composition of your image feels a bit awkward.

One of the most essential elements with photography is to choose what does NOT go into the frame. This may seem obvious but there is a great deal to this. In this case pretty much everything on the right side of the frame is distracting.

Don’t worry though getting down to the essential elements with your images is quite a challenge and it take practice.

What’s important here is that you have started to use filters. What’s great is that you’ve selected a filter AND used it perfectly! Using ND filters is great for shooting long exposure images. Nice work!

Overall you’ve done a fantastic job.

I would encourage you to try and shoot some more images with this filter.

Images like this:

websters falls revisited

photo by dexxus

No offside

photo by ectopsyche

Keep shooting. Never stop practicing.