Lesson 1 Assignment

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  • #23983
    John Boccanfuso
    Participant

    Hi,

    Attached are my photos for the first assignment.
    Thanks for your feedback.

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    #24062
    Duncan Rawlinson
    Keymaster

    Wow I’m not sure how this one fell through the cracks.

    I will critique this one by end of day today.

    eeeek!

    #24063
    Duncan Rawlinson
    Keymaster

    Thanks for submitting your first assignment.

    Here is the exif data for before.jpg
    Date Time Original: 2013:12:22 09:00:44
    Exposure Time: 1/110
    F Number: f / 2
    Exposure Program: Normal program
    ISO Speed Ratings: 3200
    Metering Mode: Pattern
    Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
    Focal Length: 23mm
    White Balance: Auto white balance
    Make: FUJIFILM
    Model: FinePix X100
    Exif Version:
    Flashpix Version:
    Color Space: 1
    Pixel X Dimension: 2763
    Pixel Y Dimension: 2048
    CompressedBitsPerPixel: 2
    Date Time Digitized: 2013:12:22 09:00:44
    Shutter Speed Value: 6.87
    Aperture Value: 2
    Brightness Value: -0.88
    Max Aperture Value: 2
    Light Source: Unknown
    Focal Plane X Resolution: 1304
    Focal Plane Y Resolution: 1304
    Focal Plane Resolution Unit: 3
    Sensing Method: One-chip color area sensor
    File Source: DSC
    Scene Type: Directly photographed
    Custom Rendered: Normal process
    Scene Capture Type: Standard
    Sharpness: Normal
    Subject Distance Range: Unknown
    InteroperabilityIFDPointer: 972
    Image Width: 3072px
    Image Height: 2048px
    ExifIFDPointer: 404
    BitsPerSample: 3
    PhotometricInterpretation: 2
    Orientation: 1
    SamplesPerPixel: 3
    YCbCr Positioning: 2
    X Resolution: 72
    Y Resolution: 72
    Resolution Unit: 2
    Date Time: 2013:12:22 12:46:01
    Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
    DateCreated: 2013-12-22T09:00:44

    Here is the exif dat for after.jpg

    Date Time Original: 2013:12:21 20:23:39
    Exposure Time: 1/8
    F Number: f / 2
    Exposure Program: Normal program
    ISO Speed Ratings: 3200
    Metering Mode: Pattern
    Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
    Focal Length: 23mm
    White Balance: Auto white balance
    Make: FUJIFILM
    Model: FinePix X100
    Exif Version:
    Flashpix Version:
    Color Space: 1
    Pixel X Dimension: 3012
    Pixel Y Dimension: 2048
    CompressedBitsPerPixel: 2
    Date Time Digitized: 2013:12:21 20:23:39
    Shutter Speed Value: 3.09
    Aperture Value: 2
    Brightness Value: -0.96
    Max Aperture Value: 2
    Light Source: Unknown
    Focal Plane X Resolution: 1304
    Focal Plane Y Resolution: 1304
    Focal Plane Resolution Unit: 3
    Sensing Method: One-chip color area sensor
    File Source: DSC
    Scene Type: Directly photographed
    Custom Rendered: Normal process
    Scene Capture Type: Standard
    Sharpness: Normal
    Subject Distance Range: Unknown
    InteroperabilityIFDPointer: 972
    Image Width: 3072px
    Image Height: 2048px
    ExifIFDPointer: 404
    BitsPerSample: 3
    PhotometricInterpretation: 2
    Orientation: 1
    SamplesPerPixel: 3
    YCbCr Positioning: 2
    X Resolution: 72
    Y Resolution: 72
    Resolution Unit: 2
    Date Time: 2013:12:22 12:44:59
    Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
    DateCreated: 2013-12-21T20:23:39

    Don’t worry too much about all that information. It’s probably meaningless to you at this point.

    Just know that all of that information is contained in each image and it tells you what the camera was doing when you took the photo.

    Ideally over time you learn what all that stuff means and you can figure out how to make the picture look the way you want it to.

    That’s not as easy as it sounds but with lots of practice you will eventually learn.

    To begin here though you’ve done one thing right away that’s good. You’ve noticed some weird light. Weird/odd light is often what makes for a good photograph.

    In this case it’s just a little red light in your mouse. Other times it could be nice light from a sunrise or a sunset.

    Whatever the case is, using interesting light sources is a great way to make your photos better. What’s more using those light sources to compose a visually interesting photograph is even better.

    In this specific case it’s obvious what is the more interesting photo. It’s the one that’s closer.

    Technically these images have lots of room for improvement but you’ve nailed the component of the assignment that requires you to just make something look more interesting so job well done here.

    In terms of what could be done to improve these you could change up your camera’s white balance setting to match the light you are shooting in.

    That way your camera has a better idea of what colors should look like.

    Also you should determine your lens’ minimum focus distance. All lenses have a minimum distance for focusing, anything closer and the camera will take out of focus photos. That could be why the after photo is a little out of focus.

    Get more light. Cameras are terrible compared to your eye. What you might think is a well light environment is actually very dark according to your camera. In this case your camera thinks it’s so dark that it needs an ISO of 3200. Thats just a fancy way of saying the camera’s sensor was very sensitive at the time the photo was taken, meaning it can take better pictures in low light. The side effect of a high iso like that is the image appears noisy/grainy/murky. So by adding more light or shooting where there is more light your camera can shoot at lower ISOs at the images would come out cleaner.

    Whatever the case you’re on your way and it’s great that your here.

    When you get a moment take a look at these photography cheatsheets.

    See you on the next assignment.

    If you ever need anything send an email to office@photographyicon.com

    #24068
    John Boccanfuso
    Participant

    Thanks for getting to this, although I figured the delay was due to the holiday week.

    #24070
    Duncan Rawlinson
    Keymaster

    my pleasure!

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