Retry lesson 3

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    Ruth Hosterman

    Wanted to submit a photo for lesson 3. Tried it with a new camera and trying to learn how to use it.

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    Duncan Rawlinson

    Apologies for the delay in responding. I have been quite ill. I will get on this ASAP.

    Duncan Rawlinson

    I’m still quite sick. I hope to get to this on monday. My apologies for the delay.

    Duncan Rawlinson

    Hi Ruth,

    Thanks for your patience here.

    June was an awful month for me. I was quite sick, my wife got sick, and my baby girl got sick. Just a terrible time but I’ll spare you the gory details….

    Thanks for submitting another assignment here! Nice new camera. The D800 is outstanding.

    Here is the exif data:

    Date Time Original: 2016:06:24 11:02:29
    Exposure Time: 1/1000
    Exposure Program: Manual
    ISO Speed Ratings: 250
    Metering Mode: CenterWeightedAverage
    Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
    White Balance: Auto white balance
    Model: NIKON D800
    Exif Version:
    Flashpix Version:
    Color Space: 65535
    Pixel X Dimension: 7360
    Pixel Y Dimension: 4912
    CompressedBitsPerPixel: 2
    Maker Note: 5218
    User Comment: 43926
    Date Time Digitized: 2016:06:24 11:02:29
    Subsec Time: 20
    Subsec Time Original: 00
    Subsec Time Digitized: 00
    Light Source: Unknown
    Sensing Method: One-chip color area sensor
    File Source: DSC
    Scene Type: Directly photographed
    CFA Pattern: 44038
    Custom Rendered: Normal process
    Exposure Mode: 1
    Digital Zoom Ration: 1
    Scene Capture Type: Portrait
    Gain Control: None
    Contrast: Normal
    Saturation: Normal
    Sharpness: Normal
    Subject Distance Range: Unknown
    InteroperabilityIFDPointer: 44006
    ExifIFDPointer: 2536
    GPSInfoIFDPointer: 44064
    Orientation: 1
    YCbCr Positioning: 2
    X Resolution: 300
    Y Resolution: 300
    Resolution Unit: 2
    White Point: 2
    Primary Chromaticities: 6
    YCbCr Coefficients: 3
    Date Time: 2016:06:24 13:01:45
    Software: Ver.1.10

    Now the very first thing I notice was that this image is about 1 stop under exposed. Take a look at your histogram for the photo and you will see it’s a bit under exposed. This is ok and there is no rule saying you have to expose perfectly or anything I just want you to be aware of it.

    Now in terms of the assignment you have achieved an interesting shallow depth of field photograph here so that’s great.

    If memory serves you we’re having some trouble with the motion portion of the assignment. Have you had some time to play with that? Perhaps try the panning technique.

    If you are interested in pursuing macro photography with the D800 you may want to invest in a good nikon macro lens.

    Here is some more information on Macro photography.

    Have you purchased Adobe Lightroom yet?

    I highly recommend you buy that and start learning it.

    Do you have any specific questions or things that are troubling you with your process? I’m happy to help if you ask here or shoot me an email.

    Thanks for your patience here. I hope to make it up to you!

    Duncan Rawlinson

    Also I just noticed this is in the wrong forum. (It was in “share a photo” so I have moved it to the lesson 3 section.)

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