Exercise 2.4: The two dimensional plane

Exercise 2.4: The two dimensional plane This image below works to highlight the different elements of the photo so as to distinguish the shapes, tones an distractions in the photo. The main figuers in the picture are the two men working. The heads and faces are the main focus points and then the 0 shapes metal piece is then next focal point. The tonal colours … Continue reading Exercise 2.4: The two dimensional plane

Project 4: Three techniques/ 2.10-2.11and 2.12

project 4:Three techniques In this section of the course we explore three distinctive post production techniques of photography-namely: Dodging and burning, split contrast and pixel painting. The most challenging of the three was that of Split contrasting as there is a large range of variation in the final outcome of the appearance of the photo. This for me was a bit disconcerting at first. Also, … Continue reading Project 4: Three techniques/ 2.10-2.11and 2.12

Project 3: Exploring the effects of light

Exercise 2.7: Effects of light For this exercise we took a series of nine images of the same person but under different light conditions. My light experiments took the form of natural ambient light at different times of the day and also artificial light of different types. The exercise has been useful for teaching me how to look more critically at light. Also, I feel … Continue reading Project 3: Exploring the effects of light

Exercise 2.3: Foreground, mid-ground and background

Exercise 2.3: Foreground… In this exercise the object has been to see the distinct areas of an image in relation to fore-mid and background aspects. In physically separating the image into three district sections one learns to see how the image is composed in a more objective and concrete way. These three images were taken from the exercises 2.2 people and activities. In the first … Continue reading Exercise 2.3: Foreground, mid-ground and background

2.9 Night portrait

On shooting under the half moon light with only a small amount of artificial light coming through the window of a nearby building, I explored the range of ambient light and flash light variations. I also used the full range of ISO 100 – 1600. At ISO 400 grain is noticeable. At full ISO the images looked heavily grained. Technical data:┬áCamera 350D canon with Canon … Continue reading 2.9 Night portrait

Project 2: Exercise 2.6 Near and far

Technical data: Camera: Canon EOS 350D Canon speed light 580 Focal lenght 50mm ISO: 100 In this exercise I chose the forest as my location. I used a flash light to bring the subject out a little more as the ambient light was a little subdued. The model was someone I know, a good friend. She was a willing subject and posed quite naturally in … Continue reading Project 2: Exercise 2.6 Near and far

Project 1: Activity, depth and distance

Here are various images from two locations related to the people and activities exercise. They were not easy images to do partly because of the time limits of shooting in peoples’ places of work and partly because of lack of light meaning using high ISO in the above image in particular. I wanted to create a darkish atmosphere a sense of being closed in but … Continue reading Project 1: Activity, depth and distance