Friday, January 18, 2008

Day 18...2008 .a study in lighting.

January 18, 2008
So...I started taking a photography course two years ago...NYIP (New York Institute of Photography). I got into and and was blowing through the lessons like nothing. Then I just stopped. I never sent in any of the photo projects...or comprehension tests...
Luckily, you have 3 years to finish. Well I have a year to finish now and I am going to finish!
I am on Unit 3 of 6. I got together all the shots for the first 2 Units so that is behind me.
Now I am on lighting. I know nothing about lighting so these shots are quite rough! But you gotta start somewhere! =)
Lessons learned today:
#1: (and most important I think!) Don't put a 100Watt bulb in a 40Watt lamp...oops!
I didn't even check the watts when I put it in. There were no disasters but it got pretty hot and smelly!
#2: Two year olds make pretty good light turner on-ers! LOL!
#3: I want real lights...but...and desk lamp works if you have to use it!
#4: I am going to love studio lighting! =)
#5: Open up that aperture!
#6: WB-Must do a custom white balance.

The first image is 90* sidelighting.
Second image is 45* sidelighting.
Third image is 45* sidelight with a shoot-through umbrella.

These had to be lightened quite a bit...yet another thing I have to get the hang of...exposure using lighting.

Day 18...2008 .a study in lighting.


Robyn said...

Yeah!! Much better! I can see them now! I'm excited to see all you learn going through your course! I have studio lighting and have been trying to "master exposure" with it. It's proved to be a bit tricky, but a light meter has made a world of difference! I hope you keep posting your practice shots!

Jill said...

Good luck with finishing your photography classes, I hope to see your progress!


mindi said...

Nice examples of lighting! I'm big on natural light, but I might have to change my mind with these dark Indiana winters!!


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