Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Photography Lesson 4: Out(side)

The assignment is to take your camera outside and snap photos in full light. The goal is to use "open shade" and try and catch the catchlight in my subjects eyes. Unfortunately, my work schedule is crazy this week and I could not get outside till after 4:00 p.m. today. That time of the day did provide a nice "open shade" as the sun was behind the house and left a nice shade on the front yard. I selected The Boy as my subject, he is 14 and does not move when I ask him to hold still.

ISO 100, 1/13, f/11.0
I can see the catchlight in his eyes in this one. Not sure if it is as good as I would have gotten earlier in the day. But I am trying. I did play around and took photos all over the yard and these two photos were by far the best of the batch. The "open shade" really does make a difference!
ISO 100, 1/40, f/7.1
You can barely see the catchlight but I like the photo.

Tomorrow is a guest teacher and I am so excited!!

I was able to get outside today with the short chic. She actually sat still. She diverted her eyes  a lot but I remained patient and caught this photo!

ISO 100, 1/50, f/5.6

1 comment:

  1. That second picture is very nice - looks quite professional.