Sunday, February 26, 2012

Night Time Shots

So I wanted to attempt to take some cool night time shots. I will post one here, and then I got the beining of a star trail on one, but I need to find a more secluded place and leave the bulb setting on for longer.

I am pretty happy for my first attempt. I will try to do some more in the future and I will let oyu know how they turn out.

Daily Challenge #21 Shiny

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Daily Challenge #20 Movement

Weekly Challenge #4 Playing Cards

Playing Cards and Modeling Clay

The next challenge will drive home depth-of-field. Some kids modeling clay and a deck of cards. 
Place a ball of clay, about 1/2 inch in diameter on the floor. With a tape measure, space 9 additional balls of clay 12 inches apart. The idea is a line of clay balls (straight line). Use some care laying this out. It's OK
once you get a feel for what we are doing to use more clay and make a longer line. Each balls of clay is to receive a playing card, the clay is the base to hold the card upright.

Now you have a line of playing cards, focus on the center card. Compose so that all the cards show up in the photo. A camera on a tripod works best. Focus with care on the center card. Now shoot a series using every f/stop. The shutter speed will change for each shot. This challenge will give you a better feel for depth-of-field. Note that depth of field extents 2/3 away from the card focused upon and 1/3 back towards the camera.

Here are some of my pictures that I took (I will note the f/stop that was used) .



You can definitely tell the depth difference in the depth of field.

Week #3 Critique
Glad you got it! The only other way is a dulling spray that is difficult to
apply and difficult to remove

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Day at the Zoo with Friends

Here are some of my favorite pictures from today. We went to the Phoenix Zoo, it was a blast!