Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Light Painting Assignment.

Exposure: 6400
Aperture: f22
Light balance: Tungsten
Camera Mode: JPEG

 In this image, I decided to do a close up of my night table. I attempted to make the light appear as though it was coming from the lamp, but it was really coming from a light i was holding in my hand.

 In this image, I added my bed to get a more full shot of my room. My goal was to add the light by my bed frame so that you could see the shadows on the bed sheets.

This image turned out to be the most interesting one, clearly. I used a lighter for this shot to give the light more of a stringy effect, and it also gave me some stunning dots. 

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Lab 4: White balance





Out of the 7 white balance settings, these three came out the most neutral. Although custom is a little on the warm side, it was way less warm compared to most of the others in my opinion. Also, the images are much darker because of the lack of natural light from having the window light as the main light source.


The colours in this one are pretty neutral. there is a bit of pink in here, but it works with the image

This wasn't suspected, but the overall colour becomes more warm with the shade mode. Also, the shadows are less apparent than the ones in the top image.

This setting is a blue-ish colour cast in order to make the warm, yellow lights of the indoor lights seem more neutral. It may be a tad too blue in this case because the daylight outside overpowers the indoor lighting.


I chose this setting because the image is abnormally pink. Although it is a bizarre concept, it is my favourite image. The pink colour cast is there to make a fluorescent scenario more neutral, but since there is no fluorescent lighting in this image, it is very pink.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Assignment 1

This picture was taken with a wide angle lens. I felt that the image would look more still if the overall frame was larger and if the attention was on all of the girls as opposed to one or 2. I would have probably taken the same shot and would have not done it differently without the given directions.

This was taken with a telephoto lens. I decided to kill 2 birds with one stone and pan the players. I had some trouble with this shoot, but felt that I have finally captured a pretty good story. I would have never thought to shoot sports photography with this sort of technique, but I enjoyed the challenge and I am happy with the end result.

This one was by far my favourite image. I used the wide angle lens in this one to capture how large the city is. I used a slow shutter speed in order to brighten the overall image and it left me with a very neat effect with the cars, which brings a sense of night life to the image. I definitely would have gone with this approach all on my own and wouldn't have done anything differently.

I decided to show off my artsy side with this one. I feel capturing the eye as the main focal point makes this image very powerful. Normally, I would have probably used a wide angle lens to also keep the flowers in focus, but I am happy with the end result none the less. 

I used the wide angle lens in this image because my telephoto would have created shallow DOF. I decided to take the image in the middle of the road. I would usually take my land scape shots with wide angle to create a very large image. I like to get as much detail as possible. 

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Lab 3: Lenses

Lenses used for this assignment: Canon EFS 10-18MM (wide angle),  Canon EFS 55-250MM (telephoto).

Part 1 : Still Life

The first 2 images are taken with a telephoto lens. The first was taken with the focal length of 55mm. The subject is in focus and the back ground is blurred. For the second Image, the angle is different because I am forced to back up much further in order to get the main subject in a similar frame. The image seems more flat and the subject stands out more from the background.

These 2 images were taken with a wide angle lens. The first was taken with a focal length of 10mm and the second at 18mm. The first image has slight blurriness in the background. If you look quickly, it seems like there is no blurriness at all. The table is also distorted and the objects in the background seem closer to one another. The second image begins to blur in the back ground more. Also, the table is flattened the objects in the background seem further away from each other

Part 1: People.

The telephoto lens was used for the two images below. I did not upload results from the wide angle lens because there were very slight differences, as where the differences with this lens are much greater. Photo 1 was taken at 55mm with the focus on subject 1, and the second was taken at 250mm with the focus on the second subject. 

Part 2
(All images taken with telephoto lens)

This image was taken at 55mm. The aperture was set to F4. The background is visible in this image.

 This image was taken at 100mm. The DOF is beginning to blur more as it becomes more shallow. My positioning does not move.

This last image was taken at 250mm. as you can see, the DOF is very shallow now for the background is quite blurry. I still did not move my positioning. 

Part 3

Telephoto: The telephoto lens showed little to no differences in my opinion. I chose to add different variations of f stops and focal lengths to prove this statement.  Naturally, the larger the aperture, the more blurred the background, but this unfortunately did not show in my images.

Wide angle: This is where the true differences start to show. The smaller the aperture, the more curved the edges in each image is! However, once I made the focal length closer, the curved edges flattened out. 

 f5 telephoto 55mm

 f11 telephoto 55mm

 f8 telephoto 100mm

f22 telephoto 250mm 

 f16 wide angle 10mm

 f22 wide angle 10mm

 f22 wide angle 14mm

f22 wide angle 18mm