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Hood Photo Challenge

a 52 week project, year 2

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October 2015

Week 13 Challenge, year 2

October topic: lighting

Winter is coming, and with it many low light days! Let’s experiment with photographing in low light situations.

Check it out:

http://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-get-better-digital-photos-in-low-light-conditions-without-using-a-flash/

http://clickitupanotch.com/2013/09/shooting-in-low-light/

Week 12, Saturday, Meghan

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Well I didn’t play with reflectors this week (I bought the foam board… does that count?), but I did pick up my camera – thank-you, pumpkin patch! Here’s my favorite.

Week 12 Challenge, year 2

October topic: lighting

Let’s play around with reflectors. Use one you have bought, made, or just a white wall. Consider trying fill lighting.

Check it out:

http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/tag/natural-light-photography/

Week 11, Monday, Meghan

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Last year when I tried this, I did it by the book to get a perfectly black background – and then the technique sat in my back pocket until now. This year I wanted to experiment with backgrounds to see if I could do the same thing on the fly – no perfect black hole to shoot into, more complicated subjects (like kids)… I found that when I prioritized the black background, like the one above, my subject was in really harsh, flat light (read: not the light I want!) The kids totally didn’t work – they were washed out and flat, and the backgrounds were not really that black… I’m thinking this has to be a little staged to work. I’m glad I’m more comfortable with the concept though – at least I can be more aware of my backgrounds, and I like the look with flowers! Turns out sunlight is a little more forgiving on flowers than faces…

f/5.6, 1/4000, ISO 800, SOOC

oh… maybe part of the issue was trying to shoot in sunlight with ISO 800…. whoops!

week 10 Stacie

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Ok the sunsets have been so amazing, that I wanted to capture them this week.  But no matter the angle, it did not do justice.  Then tonight, I tried again, but used my cell phone.   While I do not love the pic.. I love the silhouette and the colors.   Still, I am determined to get some sunset pics.. 🙂

taken with my iPhone

Week 11 Challenge, year 2

October topic: lighting

Manipulate your settings and position your subject so that your subject is lit and your background is black (or very dark). I believe these are called “low key” images.

Check it out:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Photograph-a-Black-Background/

https://www.glyndewis.com/the-invisible-black-backdrop-photography-technique/

http://shutterstoppers.com/how-to-take-low-key-images-in-natural-light/

Week 10, Sunday, Meghan

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I was right!! Not much direct sunlight first week of October in Oregon… shocking. This picture happened as my husband walked through the door from being gone all weekend, I saw the sun, I ran frantically to get my camera pushing all husbands and babies out of the way, stole G’s pumpkin, and took a shot from all angles. This was my favorite angle – a little too much drama for one pumpkin, I think 🙂 Do you like the crown?

f/3.5, 1/650, ISO400

Week 9, Stacie

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For this picture, I avoided the whole rule of thirds, but rather tried to create the triangle with my girls.. and using the whole rule of odds, to get an interesting pic. 🙂   i love my girls.

Week 8, Stacie

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So, while I will take pics of the flowers at times, for challenges, it is not something I normally do.. nor would I ever take pics of bugs. 🙂  but this turned out to be kinda fun.

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