Re: Re: Lesson 4

#21063
Duncan Rawlinson
Keymaster

First things first here.

Here is the exif data for these images:

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Date Time Original: 2013:02:01 08:40:22
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Date Time: 2013:02:01 19:46:10
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Date Time Original: 2013:02:01 08:29:02
Exposure Time: 1/2
F Number: f / 2.50
Exposure Program: Manual
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Metering Mode: Spot
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Focal Length: 50mm
White Balance: Auto white balance
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D7000
LensInfo: 500/10 500/10 18/10 18/10
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Exif Version:
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Scene Type: Directly photographed
CFA Pattern: 752
Custom Rendered: Normal process
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Digital Zoom Ration: 1
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Scene Capture Type: Standard
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DateCreated: 2013-02-01T08:29:02.50

Your 50 mm 1.8 is a very very nice lens. It will produce some very sharp images. Just be aware of all of your lenses minimum focus distance.

Also when shooting something handheld you will be hard pressed to get a sharp image at a shutter speed as slow as 1/2 of a second. You will most like get camera shake.

The most important thing you can take away here is that filters are important. Knowing when and how to use them is pretty key.

For example a gray graduated filter would be a great filter to use on a bright sunset or something where you need to even out the exposure of an image. Of course you have to compensate your settings when using a filter like this. This filter knocks down the light so you can’t shoot the same settings (like you did here). Try using this filter on a sunset or something where the sky is bright and the ground is not too bright.

Don’t be afraid of using a tripod either even for static shots like this. Gitzo makes the best tripods.

As much as it pains me to say this I use amazon for my photography gear.

Don’t worry too much about the brand of filters though. Just try to figure out how they work and what they do. Try shooting something with a heavy reflection with your polarized filter. Watch it eliminate the reflection 馃槢

See you on the next assignment.