Re: Re: Assignment

#21012
Duncan Rawlinson
Keymaster

Hi there,

Thanks for submitting your first assignment to the Icon Photography School.Please make sure you are ont he student newsletter?

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Here is the exif data for these images.

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Date Time Original: 2013:01:17 17:46:29
Exposure Time: 1/8
F Number: f / 2.70
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Focal Length: 6mm
White Balance: Auto white balance
Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exif Version:
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Date Time Digitized: 2013:01:17 17:46:29
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Sensing Method: One-chip color area sensor
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Digital Zoom Ration: 1
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Date Time: 2013:01:17 18:24:37
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Now on with the assignment.

The most important thing here is that you’ve started on your journey of learning photography and that’s fantastic. What’s more you’ve actually managed to do exactly what the assignment asks for.

You’ve tried to do something interesting with a rather mundane subject.

Your instincts are good here because you have chose a unique perspective and tried to include something of interest the in foreground and the background. If you pay attention to many of the best photographs they often include things that are really interesting in the foreground.

In a situation like this with somewhat low light you would need to stabilize your camera and shoot with a larger fstop number. What this does is close down the iris of your camera. This has the effect of increasing depth of field all else equal. When you do this you would naturally have to compensate and shoot a slower shutter but thats why you would want to stabilize the camera using say a tripod or something. But these kinds of technical details are boring and you will slowly learn them as you improve.

The technical details of depth of field, f-stops and the like are quite boring. What’s not boring is having fun shooting photos. So if you get bogged down with settings and frustrated with that do not worry!

Just keep playing around. Keep practicing and remember:

Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst. –Henri Cartier-Bresson

So nice job here and try to shoot photographs that not only meet the criteria of the assignment but also try to make them stand on their own as nice photographs.

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