16 March 2015
Working hard today on my photography diploma tasks: an introduction to high-key and low-key images. Learnt quite a lot, and had plenty of fun stirring up the grey matter for ideas for images… and left a trail of mess behind me as I moved an eclectic myriad of possibly suitable subject matter into my ‘studio’ (the lounge with a light tent). It’s a time-consuming (but enjoyable) business.
Anyway, some high- and low-key images — with random household objects!
15 March 2015
Cyclone Pam is on the way. Hopefully, for us here in Auckland, it shouldn’t be too bad. So far it’s just been a grey, drizzly, drab afternoon and evening…
13 March 2015
After all the time I took yesterday wandering about poking my camera at things and intentionally under- and over-exposing images for a learning exercise in the diploma I’m working on, I decided to HDR this view because I just loved the sky.
(Don’t look too closely at the shadows: they were horribly under-exposed in order to capture the sky. Now they’re just all spotty and noisy.)
11 March 2015
I haven’t had the camera out properly for a while–but I have just started a diploma in photography, run by The Photography Institute. Enjoying it so far: learning a lot about the technical background to photography that I didn’t know (but should have) before.
To that end, I just purchased a light tent (80 cm square) and some extension tubes. Had my first play with them today. I have a lot to learn, but I like the light tent especially. Great potential. The limited depth of field with the extension tubes is definitely a challenge, as are subjects that just won’t sit still!