Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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Week 6

I got a new lens, and decided to learn about it.
This is the Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G (4.3x)
  • Powerful 4.3x telephoto zoom lens
  • Focal Length: 70-300mm
  • Maximum Aperture: 4-5.6
  • Minimum Aperture: 32-44

  • This is said to be a great lens for travel, candid, or sports photography.

    Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    Week 5

    Being interested in macro photography, I have read up on some tips on how to capture what it is you are looking to get out of your close-up. I think that catching the detail of something so simple, through your camera, can capture an awesome picture. to do so, a few things need to be done. When you want to take something up close, you want to have the smallest aperture in order to get the most clear quality of picture. this means, however, that we will be lacking in light, and have to compensate to get enough light. I have been trying to play with macro photography without using any macro lenses, and some of them come up blurry, and some of them come up with not a lot of detail.

    Thursday, September 15, 2016

    Week 4

    These are a few pictures I took while on a day out fishing last week. I was playing around with my aperture and colors. The first picture is one of a hollowed out tree stump. I used black and white because I thought that it brought out the intensity of the lines in the wood. The second is one I was trying to get a good picture of the sun. Using what we have been learning, I positioned myself where the sun wasn't right in the middle of the picture I wanted, but the rays were apparent.

    Week 4: Rules of Dominance

    In these pictures, I focused on the rules of photography. The first two pictures I focused on the rule of red is more attractive than yellow. Your eye is directed towards the red on the tree, and as a rule, the red is the dominance. The last picture is focusing on the fact that light is better than dark and that sharpness is more attractive than blur. I used the dark to illuminate the detail in the flower itself, and the front light helped as well.

    Thursday, September 8, 2016

    Week 3

    While learning about aperture, I thought I understood what was being taught, but as soon as I got outside and had to take pictures focusing mainly on aperture, I realized I had no idea what I was talking about. These pictures really helped me understand what aperture I needed to have my camera on in order to take the pictures I desired. Having the visuals really helped me, so then when I went out and attempted to create some photos, I knew more how to get the look I wanted using higher or lower aperture.

    Week 3: Aperture