Thursday, July 30, 2009
I was wondering if people were available to meet an hour before class to walk around and take pictures together. It is interesting to see what others see.
If you are free. Let's meet on the Dwinelle steps at 6pm. I'll be there. There should be good lighting.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Flash: Interestingly, the picture without the flash came out better lit than the one with the flash, probably because the shutter stayed open longer. The slow-synchro setting created a warmer looking picture than the no-flash did.
ISO: There was a very clear difference between these three pictures, taken in low light indoors. The high ISO is VERY grainy, while the low ISO is quite blurry. The middle was the happy medium but the picture could have benefited from some other techniques to make it perfect (it is still a little grainy and a little blurry).
Something that I didn't make clear during class was that panning is a technique. You can do that if your camera has a panning IS mode or not. Here is an example of an image where the photographer employed the panning technique.
The photo was by Wisdoc. Here is a great tutorial on panning: http://digital-photography-school.com/mastering-panning-to-photograph-moving-subjects
In Mexico, my friend and I were taking a lot of the same pictures, but somehow hers always turned out better! Here's some for comparison, and some things that I might have done better next time.
-I would change the perspective of mine, along with the focal point (hers was centered more on the cross. She also has a bit of a different lighting technique going on.