A bright sunny day and a trip to the park to capture some memories of a family having fun, it was a great day – lots of challenges, freezing the moment, capturing the dynamic range of the shots, capturing fun – focusing on my subjects and trying to exclude the other people there… and looking at how I can capture a unique view of the occasion.
I have been shown one of two different abstract effects recently that I you can take in camera, so this weekend I headed off to visit the bluebells with a prop, and some ideas to try something different.
Another 1st Christmas photo shoot and another very enthusiastic mum who brought along a variety of different outfits so that we could create a variety of different photos. I never realised before how important it is for outfit changes to add variety into the photos. Continue reading →
Today I spent a lovely day out with my family and some of my extended family. We enjoyed a ferry ride, a walk alongside a river, and time at an open day enjoying the trains of a model engineering. I headed out with my canon 60D and my 19-250mm lens and I took photos of things I liked to look at and moments I enjoyed.
During the day I found myself thinking about:
Framing the photo with a natural frame
Choosing the right aperture for landscapes, where to focus and what happened when I changed location
I thought about the light available and the speed of the shutter to capture movement or stillness all handheld
Here’s a selection from today:
ISO 200, 120mm zoom, F6.3, 1/240 sec
ISO 200, 63mm zoom, F16, 1/160 sec
ISO200, 80mm zoon, f6.3, 1/1250 sec – I should have used a smaller aperture!
ISO 200, 80mm zoom, F6.3 1/1250
ISO 200, 43mm zoom, F6.3, 1/640 sec – I should have used a smaller aperture, but I liked the position of the birds!
ISO 200, 18mm zoom – F5.6, 1/2000 sec – again I choose the wrong aperture.
ISO 800, zoom 63mm, F5.0, 1/250 sec
ISO 400, 80mm zoon, F.56 1/125sec – would have been a stronger shot if the driver did not turn his head!
ISO 100, 95mm zoom, F8, 1/125 – I wanted to capture movement in this shot!
ISO400, 18mm zoom, F8, 1/30sec … I wanted movember and the engine shows this.
ISO 400. 80mm zoom, F8, 1/30 sec
ISO400, 50mm zooom F8, 1/60 sec
ISO 200mm. 31`mm zoom, F22, 1/400 sec
Another highlight today was that the perpendicular photo I took last month was selected as one of two photos as “photo of the month” in a Facebook group I belong too … I was really surprised… so I am going to revisit the idea…