Lesson 5

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    Cassandra Arellano

    I am not really sure if this qualifies for this lesson but I thought I would try.

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    Duncan Rawlinson

    You are correct, this doesn’t really meet the requirements of the assignment so maybe you can try this one again?!

    Was there anything in particular that was confusing about this assignment? You can always ask questions or email office@photographyicon.com at any time for support!

    Think about how the colors work together (as mentioned in the lesson) and how you can use that to create a nice image.

    Cassandra Arellano

    So here is my second try at this lesson.

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    Duncan Rawlinson

    Hi there,

    Thanks for submitting another attempt at this assignment.

    Let’s take a look at the EXIF data for this image:


    Date Time Original: 2014:04:27 03:37:23
    Exposure Time: 1/320
    F Number: f / 8
    Exposure Program: Manual
    ISO Speed Ratings: 1600
    Metering Mode: Partial
    Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
    Focal Length: 45mm
    White Balance: Manual white balance
    Make: Canon
    Model: Canon EOS REBEL T3
    LensInfo: 4
    LensModel: EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II
    LensSerialNumber: 00007d70c8
    Exif Version:
    Flashpix Version:
    Color Space: 1
    Pixel X Dimension: 2848
    Pixel Y Dimension: 4272
    Maker Note: 4984
    User Comment: 12542
    Date Time Digitized: 2014:04:27 03:37:23
    Subsec Time: 11
    Subsec Time Original: 11
    Subsec Time Digitized: 11
    Shutter Speed Value: 8.38
    Aperture Value: 6
    Focal Plane X Resolution: 4720.44
    Focal Plane Y Resolution: 4786.55
    Focal Plane Resolution Unit: 2
    Custom Rendered: Normal process
    Exposure Mode: 1
    Scene Capture Type: Standard
    InteroperabilityIFDPointer: 12806
    ExifIFDPointer: 2350
    Orientation: 1
    YCbCr Positioning: 2
    X Resolution: 72
    Y Resolution: 72
    Resolution Unit: 2
    Date Time: 2014:04:27 15:46:39
    Software: Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer 6.1.7600.16385

    In terms of colour your have done a nice job here. You’ve shot some nice complimentary colours and this image works well from a colour perspective. Color is often one of the forgotten elements in photograph in the sense that it is a second class citizen. People tend to put their subject first and forget about colour.

    The key lesson here is to make colour one of the main things you think about when making a photograph. Always think about colour and think about what works, and what doesn’t. Making colour a priority and not an afterthought will dramatically improve your photography.

    In terms of the image itself the first thing I noticed was that the image is a a little underexposed.

    Also the the centre of the flower is not in proper focus but the petals on the right side of the frame are in focus.

    For a nice closeup photograph like this I would recommend shooting at ISO 100 on a tripod with a macro lens and maybe even a flash. (if you want to get serious about it that is) Notice how at ISO 1600 your image is quite grainy/noisy? That’s fine if you don’t plan to make large prints or look at the image on a large display.

    Whatever the case just remember COLOUR IS KEY! Take a look at almost any great photo and pay special attention to the use of colour, you’ll notice a pattern, a nice use of colour.

    Do you have any questions about anything that is specifically stumping you at the moment?

    Thanks for your submission and I’ll see you on the next assignment.

    Duncan Rawlinson

    Another thought here is to try and use a polarizing filter to clean up the light little.

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