Re: Re: Lesson 3 Assignment

#21238
Duncan Rawlinson
Keymaster

Hey Ashley,

Thanks for submitting your assignment. I can see that you had some fun with these photos and you got to play with your kids!

First things first, here is the exif data for these images.
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Date Time Original: 2013:04:16 17:54:47
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Date Time Original: 2013:04:20 14:40:28
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Date Time: 2013:04:20 14:40:28

The first image (stor 001) is interesting because it looks like you’ve played around with a bit of a multiple exposure and it’s pretty cute.

A trick with images like this is to leave the shutter open (most likely on bulb mode) and then use an external flash to light a subject temporarily, then move them, and light them again. (see the light painting guide in the student workspace)

What’s great about this image is that you are playing and experimenting and having fun. If there is one way to learn photography THAT’S IT!!! 馃榾

You can see through the person in the image because the area behind the subject was lit before or after the subject moved.

In the next image (047) you’ve also done something quite fun. These POV images are stating to become popular with the advent of Google Glass. They are tricky to shoot with a DSLR and you can see here that your focus is a bit off. Actually I’m not sure if it was focus or something else like camera shake but just know that if you are trying to blur the background here and show motion you have to focus your camera and then match the motion of your camera to the subject precisely. Check out this article on panning in a photography. In this particular instance your ISO is quite high and that makes achieving the look you want much harder.

Notice how in the next image your ISO was 100 and it was easier to achieve the look you wanted.

In your last image (amber 002) you’ll notice the exact lesson I wanted you to learn here. Notice the relationship between your aperture and the shutter speed. The longer your exposures are, the more light hits your sensor. In many cases there is too much light and you have to adjust your settings accordingly.

In some cases (this might be one of them) the light is so strong that you can’t achieve the look you want without knocking the light down in intensity. You can make the light less intense by using an a neutral density filter for example. With an ND filter you can make the light less intense by a certain number of stops of light.

In this case with an ND filter you could have achieved this same look without the blown out background.

Now don’t worry about not creating perfect images at this stage. Just continue playing and learning from what happens with your experiments. Don’t worry too too much about settings and continue the sense of play that you have here. If you keep having fun like this your learning curve will be awesome!

I’m not sure if one of these was supposed to be your shallow depth of field image but I would like it if you could prove that you can create an image with shallow depth of field and post it up here as well.

No worries if you don’t want to, I would just like to ensure you are indeed getting each and every lesson you can out of these assignments.

Thanks!