Date Completed: 11-26-2016
Image Details: After eyeing the artist’s figure model, I knew I needed to get one to amuse myself. In these two simple images I wanted to practice shooting in the dark and capturing shadows. Using Photoshop, I removed most color and altered the levels a bit. It was an interesting exercise.
My finding is that the camera appears to do well shooting in the dark without doing too much configuring. I need to work on focus though.
- Night light
- 18-55 mm lens
Date Completed: 05-19-2014
Image Details: Developing this day and night time view of the study sparked my appreciation for the creation of 3D environments. It truly takes a lot of work and deliberate attention to detail in lighting, shadows, materials, and textures.
- Textures/Material Images: Art Explosion: 500,000 Premium Quality Graphics
Date Taken: 05-20-2014
This is an image generated from a object created using Unity. Being able to render a three-dimensional object is a powerful resource to have. Virtual reality is exploding on to the scene. As technology advances, will we always be able to tell a real photograph from a 3D rendering?
Date Taken: 09-20-2014
Back-lit objects are very interesting to photograph. One day I found myself on a baseball field looking up. Note, I was not actively engaged in playing baseball nor would I ever put my camera in harm’s way. I found the light fixture to be daunting. In person, the stadium lights were massive, but the sky managed to dwarf it. It is interesting that this producer of artificial light could never produce the illumination like that of the sun. It is therefore, just a shadow of the real thing.
Date Taken: 10-31-2014
While these photos still need a little work, they represent the cool thing about shooting in the dark. Outside of the camera, the tools for this project included a tripod and a portable work light. I attached the light to a structure, I held the guitar near the light, and took the picture using the timer. This allowed me to dedicate most of my time to making sure the guitar was in the right position. The ISO setting was at 100 because the camera and the light were fairly close to each other so the camera had plenty of light to capture the image. There were almost ten photos captured, these two represent a small subset.
Date Taken: 09-27-2014
I have a small blue dreidel that I enjoy spinning to see how long it can go. It also serves as a good resource for testing the limits of the camera’s shutter speed. In this close up image using an 18-55 mm lens, the shutter speed was set to 1/320th of a second. In another image not posted here, I was able to capture the Hebrew letters clearly when the shutter speed was adjusted to 1/4000. Now that is fast.If I knew how fast the driedel was spinning, I could pinpoint what to set the shutter speed to without having to guess and click for several minutes.