Re: Re: B&W

#21245
Duncan Rawlinson
Keymaster

Hi Claudia,

Thanks for submitting another assignment.

Here is the EXIF data for this image:
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Date Time Original: 2013:05:07 07:58:34
Exposure Time: 1/160
F Number: f / 5.60
Exposure Program: Manual
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire
Focal Length: 55mm
White Balance: Manual white balance
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
LensInfo: 180/10 550/10 35/10 56/10
LensModel: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
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Date Time Digitized: 2013:05:07 07:58:34
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Aperture Value: 4.97
Exposure Bias: 4
Max Aperture Value: 5
Light Source: Flash
Sensing Method: One-chip color area sensor
File Source: DSC
Scene Type: Directly photographed
CFA Pattern: 842
Custom Rendered: Normal process
Exposure Mode: 1
Digital Zoom Ration: 1
Focal Length In 35mm Film: 82mm
Scene Capture Type: Standard
Gain Control: None
Contrast: Normal
Saturation: Normal
Sharpness: Normal
Subject Distance Range: Unknown
Image Width: 2799px
Image Height: 4024px
ExifIFDPointer: 284
BitsPerSample: 3
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Orientation: 1
SamplesPerPixel: 3
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Y Resolution: 240
Resolution Unit: 2
Date Time: 2013:05:07 09:40:37
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
DateCreated: 2013-05-07T07:58:34.002

Aperture Value: 4.971
Color Space: sRGB
Contrast: Normal
Custom Rendered: Normal process
Date Time Digitized: 2013-05-07 7:58:34 AM
Date Time Original: 2013-05-07 7:58:34 AM
Digital Zoom Ratio: 1
Exif Version: 2.3
Exposure Bias Value: 4
Exposure Mode: Manual exposure
Exposure Program: Manual
Exposure Time: 1/160
File Source: DSC
Flash: Flash did not fire
FNumber: 5.6
Focal Length: 55
Focal Length In 35mm Film: 82
Gain Control: None
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Light Source: Flash
Max Aperture Value: 5
Metering Mode: Pattern
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Pixel Y Dimension: 4,024
Saturation: Normal
Scene Capture Type: Standard
Scene Type: A directly photographed image
Sensing Method: One-chip color area sensor
Sharpness: Normal
Shutter Speed Value: 7.322
Subject Distance Range: unknown
Sub-second Time Digitized: 20
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White Balance: Manual white balance
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Serial Number: 4066061

If you note the histogram above will see that you clearly that you have understood the assignment and have done quite well in terms of the tonal range of the image. So job well done, I can tell that you are learning and getting quite a bit from the lessons. 馃榾

But I want you to get beyond that for a moment. Aesthetically speaking people generally prefer to be able to see people’s faces and eyes in their photographs. In this case you can see the side of your subject’s face and that’s ok, it’s just not as revealing as if you could see the child’s face.

In face while we are on the subject, people’s faces are one of the main things to photograph. Portraits of people are an artform unto themselves. Take a look at all the great portraits and you will see eyes and faces.

I think you get my point. Also note that being creative and choosing interesting compositions is not a bad idea it’s just that when you stray too far from good ideas that things don’t work. It’s a good idea to include people and their faces in your photos!

All that said I’m glad you’ve understood the assignment.

What do you think?