Friday, May 29, 2015

Bulb Photography

f/ 22.0
Shutter Speed: 12.0
ISO 400

f/ 22.0
Shutter Speed: 6/7
ISO: 400

For bulb photography a dark background and a mobile source of light was needed. The dark background was necessary so that the person controlling the light was not visible but the light was. I set my camera's shutter speed to bulb. This was done to capture all of the drawing regardless of how long it took. As you can see the shutter speed on the first photo is longer than the other because it consists of more details. With this also came a need to use a tripod. The longer the shutter speed became the more prone the camera was to movement. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


f/ 11.0
Shutter Speed: 1/500
ISO: 800

f/ 13.0
Shutter Speed: 1/1000
ISO: 800

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Light Box Use

With the light box I learned that different colors are enhanced by other colors in their background. For example a black subject will pop out over a white background. For my pictures I found out that silver and gold looked best over blue and red. As you can see the colors are emphasized. Furthermore contrasts make good pictures too. Also make sure you have a lot of light in order to prevent shadows and lose quality. 

Friday, May 1, 2015

More Than Meets the Eyes

F/ 5.6
Shutter Speed: 1/15
ISO: 720

When taking this kind of picture there are many factors you must mind. First you have to make sure that your light source is the only light source in the room. Also make sure the person is facing the light source and that you are close to them so that you are able to capture the image. For this photo my camera was set to portrait mode to focus on her eye. As you can see the background is blurred. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


f/ 7.1
Shutter Speed: 1/40
ISO: 400

Reflection is a method of photography that is used to enhance the photo in many ways. In the case of this picture reflection adds a unique and peculiar feeling to the picture. It makes it look as though there is more than one item in a circle when in reality its only one item and two mirrors. The only thing I think is wrong with this picture is how dirty the scene is. 


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Shutter Speed 3

f/ 10.0
Shutter Speed 1/4000
ISO: 3200

f/ 9.0
Shutter Speed 1/4000
ISO: 3200
Photo looks washed out because uploading problems

I took about 100 photos just to get these two good ones. What was wrong with the other ones was positioning, lighting, and speed. In some cases I wasn't standing in the right places and missed certain details I needed. In other cases the lighting and speed were off. The faster I went the less light came in. So I needed to find a way to increase the light without changing shutter speeds, so I increased the ISO to 3200.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Shutter Speed 2

f/ 16
Shutter Speed: 1/1600
ISO: 1600

The purpose of this picture was to catch something in mid air. We were to adjust our shutter speed to where we can get the most light and still have a fast shutter speed. One of the biggest problems in this project is that there wasn't enough light. When you increase your shutter speed it takes the picture so fast that there isn't really time to take in light for the picture so very bright places were ideal. Also I had to keep mind of the background. I wanted the mid-air object to be in focus so the background had to be still.

Shutter Speed 1

f/ 16
Shutter Speed: 2.0
ISO: 400

Friday, March 6, 2015

Aperture 4

f/ 3.5
shutter speed 1/4000
ISO: 400

This photo came out very good due to the aperture settings. Since the f/ was very low the aperture was opened very wide, allowing more light in. Another benefit for a large aperture is that the depth of field is decreased. This adds a portrait mode look to the photo, isolating the subject.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Aperture 3

f/ 4.0
shutter speed: 1/200

shutter speed: 1/13

shutter speed: 1/6

Whenever you increase the f/ of your camera, more light is let in. This increases the depth of field of the picture. What I mean by this is that the picture's background will be less blurry. If you look at the pictures above, the background becomes less blurry and more detailed as the f/ is increased.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Aperture 2

shutter speed: 1/125
ISO: 400

shutter speed: 1/4000
ISO: 400

Because of how high the f/ was in the first picture, more of the background was in focus. In other words the depth of field was increased. When the f/ increased the lens let in more light. 

Friday, February 27, 2015


shutter speed: 1/5
ISO: 400

shutter speed: 1/40
ISO: 400

shutter speed: 1/60
ISO: 400

As you can see from the pictures as the f/ increased so did the depth of field. In other words the background of the picture became more into focus. It does this by allowing more light to go inside. However there is a trade off for more light.
  If you look at the picture with the highest aperture, the picture is a bit blurry. Since the lens is allowing more light to come through the shutter speed is longer. So it becomes hard to stand still and keep the picture in focus.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Manual Focus

This is an up close picture taken with manual focus.

This is a far away picture taken with manual focus

Monday, January 12, 2015

ISO Sensitivity

ISO Sensitivity regulates how much light gets into the camera. The higher the number the more light will enter. This picture was taken in very dark room at 1600 ISO. Now along with a brighter pictures comes negatives. The picture will appear to be grainer and will take a long time to capture. 

This picture is the same, just taken at a different sensitivity. I took this photo at the lowest sensitivity I could, which was 200. Any lower and the photo will not have been taken. Because the sensitivity was so low it took longer to capture and it was more sensitive to movement which explains the blurriness. Other than that the only difference is the amount of light.