Degrees of Lighting

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    Finally happy to get back to this assignment after dealing with other various tasks.

    But here it is, I wanted to use natural light to get the best results with one picture taken outside, and one inside to show the difference between the hard & soft light.

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    Duncan Rawlinson
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    Wow wow wow. 馃槸 These are lovely!

    First things first.

    The EXIF data:
    [attachment=1:3d8qrogy]Soft Light EXIF.png[/attachment:3d8qrogy]
    Date Time Original: 2013:03:12 04:40:03
    Exposure Time: 1/12
    F Number: f / 5
    Exposure Program: Manual
    ISO Speed Ratings: 100
    Metering Mode: Pattern
    Flash: Flash did not fire
    Focal Length: 35mm
    White Balance: Manual white balance
    Make: NIKON CORPORATION
    Model: NIKON D3000
    Pixel X Dimension: 3872
    Pixel Y Dimension: 2592
    User Comment:
    Date Time Digitized: 2013:03:12 04:40:03
    Subsec Time: 50
    Subsec Time Original: 50
    Subsec Time Digitized: 50
    Exposure Bias: 0.33
    Max Aperture Value: 1.60
    Light Source: Fine weather
    Sensing Method: One-chip color area sensor
    Custom Rendered: Normal process
    Exposure Mode: 1
    Digital Zoom Ration: 1
    Focal Length In 35mm Film: 52mm
    Scene Capture Type: Landscape
    Gain Control: None
    Contrast: Normal
    Saturation: Normal
    Sharpness: Hard
    Subject Distance Range: Unknown
    ExifIFDPointer: 210
    PhotometricInterpretation: 32803
    Orientation: 1
    X Resolution: 72
    Y Resolution: 72
    Resolution Unit: 2
    Date Time: 2013:03:12 04:40:03
    Software: Ver.1.00

    [attachment=0:3d8qrogy]Hard Light EXIF.png[/attachment:3d8qrogy]
    Date Time Original: 2013:03:12 04:33:20
    Exposure Time: 1/320
    F Number: f / 8
    Exposure Program: Manual
    ISO Speed Ratings: 100
    Metering Mode: Pattern
    Flash: Flash did not fire
    Focal Length: 35mm
    White Balance: Manual white balance
    Make: NIKON CORPORATION
    Model: NIKON D3000
    Pixel X Dimension: 3810
    Pixel Y Dimension: 2592
    User Comment:
    Date Time Digitized: 2013:03:12 04:33:20
    Subsec Time: 50
    Subsec Time Original: 50
    Subsec Time Digitized: 50
    Exposure Bias: -0.67
    Max Aperture Value: 1.60
    Light Source: Fine weather
    Sensing Method: One-chip color area sensor
    Custom Rendered: Normal process
    Exposure Mode: 1
    Digital Zoom Ration: 1
    Focal Length In 35mm Film: 52mm
    Scene Capture Type: Landscape
    Gain Control: None
    Contrast: Normal
    Saturation: Normal
    Sharpness: Hard
    Subject Distance Range: Unknown
    ExifIFDPointer: 210
    PhotometricInterpretation: 32803
    Orientation: 1
    X Resolution: 72
    Y Resolution: 72
    Resolution Unit: 2
    Date Time: 2013:03:12 04:33:20
    Software: Ver.1.00

    So they are both good examples of what is required by the assignment so you’ve absolutely nailed this one! You’ve done a great job!

    In the soft light image the only issue I have with the photograph is the focus and the color. I’m not quite sure what I should be focusing on as the viewer. In other words I would have liked the focus to shallow depth of field on something in particular, or large enough so that the entire sculpture is in the frame. But this is neither here nor there because I think you just shot the image to meet the criteria of the assignment. That said I like the image. I just think it could have been better.

    Now this image of the red fence is lovely. It’s very well composed, framed, exposed, and it’s quite delightful. I love how much the color pops. I also really like how sharp the image is. And yes this is very hard light.

    If there is anything I can say here it’s that you may have a very small amount of lens distortion causing the lines to curve a little. Post processing software can remove that but that’s just me struggling to find something wrong with the image. If you wanted to take this to the next level you could have put a kid behing the fence and used an off camera flash to light him or her looking through it. But again, this is me trying to find anything to say to improve the image.

    In all honesty I don’t think there is really that much you could have done here to shoot a better assignment.

    So job well done!

    See you on the next round.

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