Reply To: Retry lesson 3

Duncan Rawlinson

Hi Ruth,

Thanks for your patience here.

June was an awful month for me. I was quite sick, my wife got sick, and my baby girl got sick. Just a terrible time but I’ll spare you the gory details….

Thanks for submitting another assignment here! Nice new camera. The D800 is outstanding.

Here is the exif data:

Date Time Original: 2016:06:24 11:02:29
Exposure Time: 1/1000
Exposure Program: Manual
ISO Speed Ratings: 250
Metering Mode: CenterWeightedAverage
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
White Balance: Auto white balance
Model: NIKON D800
Exif Version:
Flashpix Version:
Color Space: 65535
Pixel X Dimension: 7360
Pixel Y Dimension: 4912
CompressedBitsPerPixel: 2
Maker Note: 5218
User Comment: 43926
Date Time Digitized: 2016:06:24 11:02:29
Subsec Time: 20
Subsec Time Original: 00
Subsec Time Digitized: 00
Light Source: Unknown
Sensing Method: One-chip color area sensor
File Source: DSC
Scene Type: Directly photographed
CFA Pattern: 44038
Custom Rendered: Normal process
Exposure Mode: 1
Digital Zoom Ration: 1
Scene Capture Type: Portrait
Gain Control: None
Contrast: Normal
Saturation: Normal
Sharpness: Normal
Subject Distance Range: Unknown
InteroperabilityIFDPointer: 44006
ExifIFDPointer: 2536
GPSInfoIFDPointer: 44064
Orientation: 1
YCbCr Positioning: 2
X Resolution: 300
Y Resolution: 300
Resolution Unit: 2
White Point: 2
Primary Chromaticities: 6
YCbCr Coefficients: 3
Date Time: 2016:06:24 13:01:45
Software: Ver.1.10

Now the very first thing I notice was that this image is about 1 stop under exposed. Take a look at your histogram for the photo and you will see it’s a bit under exposed. This is ok and there is no rule saying you have to expose perfectly or anything I just want you to be aware of it.

Now in terms of the assignment you have achieved an interesting shallow depth of field photograph here so that’s great.

If memory serves you we’re having some trouble with the motion portion of the assignment. Have you had some time to play with that? Perhaps try the panning technique.

If you are interested in pursuing macro photography with the D800 you may want to invest in a good nikon macro lens.

Here is some more information on Macro photography.

Have you purchased Adobe Lightroom yet?

I highly recommend you buy that and start learning it.

Do you have any specific questions or things that are troubling you with your process? I’m happy to help if you ask here or shoot me an email.

Thanks for your patience here. I hope to make it up to you!