Re: Re: bubble- lesson1assignment

#21279
Duncan Rawlinson
Keymaster

Hi there,

Thank you for submitting your photos! Just by taking this step you’ve put yourself on the path to learning to be a better photographer!

Here is the EXIF data for your images:

[attachment=2:2unxiwf8]DSC_0046 EXIF.png[/attachment:2unxiwf8]
Date Time Original: 2013:06:28 23:09:34
Exposure Time: 1/60
F Number: f / 5.60
Exposure Program: Not defined
ISO Speed Ratings: 900
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash fired, auto mode, return light detected
Focal Length: 48mm
White Balance: Auto white balance
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Exif Version:
Flashpix Version:
Color Space: 1
Pixel X Dimension: 4608
Pixel Y Dimension: 3072
CompressedBitsPerPixel: 4
Maker Note: 864
User Comment:
Date Time Digitized: 2013:06:28 23:09:34
Subsec Time: 70
Subsec Time Original: 70
Subsec Time Digitized: 70
Max Aperture Value: 5
Light Source: Unknown
Sensing Method: One-chip color area sensor
File Source: DSC
Scene Type: Directly photographed
CFA Pattern: 848
Custom Rendered: Normal process
Digital Zoom Ration: 1
Focal Length In 35mm Film: 72mm
Scene Capture Type: Standard
Gain Control: High gain up
Contrast: Normal
Saturation: Normal
Sharpness: Normal
Subject Distance Range: Unknown
InteroperabilityIFDPointer: 34824
ExifIFDPointer: 228
GPSInfoIFDPointer: 34856
Orientation: 1
YCbCr Positioning: 2
X Resolution: 300
Y Resolution: 300
Resolution Unit: 2
Date Time: 2013:06:28 23:09:34
Software: Ver.1.00

[attachment=0:2unxiwf8]DSC_0035 EXIF.png[/attachment:2unxiwf8]
Date Time Original: 2013:06:28 22:48:41
Exposure Time: 1/60
F Number: f / 4.80
Exposure Program: Not defined
ISO Speed Ratings: 720
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash fired, auto mode, return light detected
Focal Length: 32mm
White Balance: Auto white balance
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Exif Version:
Flashpix Version:
Color Space: 1
Pixel X Dimension: 3072
Pixel Y Dimension: 4608
CompressedBitsPerPixel: 4
Maker Note: 4952
User Comment:
Date Time Digitized: 2013:06:28 22:48:41
Subsec Time: 40
Subsec Time Original: 40
Subsec Time Digitized: 40
Max Aperture Value: 4.50
Light Source: Unknown
Sensing Method: One-chip color area sensor
File Source: DSC
Scene Type: Directly photographed
CFA Pattern: 38474
Custom Rendered: Normal process
Digital Zoom Ration: 1
Focal Length In 35mm Film: 48mm
Scene Capture Type: Standard
Gain Control: Low gain up
Contrast: Normal
Saturation: Normal
Sharpness: Normal
Subject Distance Range: Unknown
InteroperabilityIFDPointer: 38442
ExifIFDPointer: 2294
GPSInfoIFDPointer: 38490
Orientation: 1
YCbCr Positioning: 2
X Resolution: 300
Y Resolution: 300
Resolution Unit: 2
Date Time: 2013:07:01 18:53:19
Software: Ver.1.00

This information might seem overwhelming at first and I don’t really want you to focus on all these numbers. What I do want you to know is just how much goes on in the background when your camera is taking a photograph. Overtime you will learn to understand what all this information means, and how to control the numbers so that you get the look you want.

In terms of these two images specifically you’ve done a few good things here.

For one, you changed the angle at which you shot the bottle. The vast majority of photographs are shot at eye level and straight forward.

I’m not sure where the general public gets the idea that a good photograph is one that has something right in the middle of the frame.

What you’ve done is make the bottle more dynamic by tilting it. What’s more, you’ve added a little extra something with the strawberries.

You’ve also gotten close to your subject and area of interest. All of this is good.

You’ll notice there are some focus issues though. This might be because there is not enough depth of field in the image. It could also just be that your lens doesn’t want to focus on something so close.

Whatever the case I like that you’ve tried to do something a little different.

Notice how your camera needed the flash because it was dark where you we’re shooting. You may have felt that it wasn’t dark but you will quickly learn that a human’s eyes are very remarkable compared to the sensor on a camera. Our brains and eyes work together constantly to help us see the world. Our cameras don’t have much of a brain at all… Nor do they have the dynamic range that our eyes do.

Anyway, just because you feel like you can see doesn’t mean your camera can see! 馃槈

Take a look at what the professionals have done with a similar type of image:
[attachment=1:2unxiwf8]Veuve_Clicquot.jpg[/attachment:2unxiwf8]

It takes quite a bit of work to make an image like that but you can see they did similar things, they tilted the bottle and are relatively close. Also take note of how they used a reflective surface to add even more to the image.

Keep in mind there are off camera strobes and all kinds of other things going on, but you are on the right track!

Nice job and see you on the next assignment! 馃榾