Reply To: Lesson 5 Assignment

Duncan Rawlinson

Hi Alan,

Welcome back.

Here is the exif data for this image:

Date Time Original: 2014:07:29 22:19:06
Exposure Time: 1/2
F Number: f / 4
Exposure Program: Manual
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash fired, compulsory flash mode
Focal Length: 200mm
White Balance: Manual white balance
Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS 6D
LensInfo: 70/1 200/1 0/0 0/0
LensModel: EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM
LensSerialNumber: 000084f6cc
Lens: EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM
Exif Version:
Color Space: 1
Date Time Digitized: 2014:07:29 22:19:06
Subsec Time Original: 00
Subsec Time Digitized: 00
Shutter Speed Value: 1
Aperture Value: 4
Max Aperture Value: 4
Focal Plane X Resolution: 1520
Focal Plane Y Resolution: 1520
Focal Plane Resolution Unit: 3
Custom Rendered: Normal process
Exposure Mode: 1
Scene Capture Type: Standard
Saturation: Normal
ExifIFDPointer: 228
X Resolution: 240
Y Resolution: 240
Resolution Unit: 2
Date Time: 2014:07:29 22:50:19
Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
Artist: AlanHsieh
DateCreated: 2014-07-29T22:19:06.00

This image is excellent from a color perspective however it has a bit of camera shake going on.

Did you shoot this handheld? Ideally in this situation if you can’t stabilize your camera on something (like a tripod or whatever) than you’d have to shoot a little faster shutter speed or turn up the iso a little or change your fstop as well. In other words do whatever you need to to sharpen it up. At this slow of a shutter speed handheld just does not work. But don’t worry too much about the sharpness here, what’s important is that you see the color and you work with the color to make poweful images.

Color is one of the most underestimated and important aspects of great photogrpahy. It’s a remarkably complex subject and you can go really deep with it but even just learning the basics of the color wheel as we have done here will improve your images. I highly recommend you experiment with color in your learning and in your images.

If you don’t mind my asking, are you practicing and shooting lots? Is there anything in particular that is confusing to you right now?

Also don’t worry if you have to go away for a while. You’re always welcome back here.