Exercise 1.5 Experimenting with your light meter

To prepare for Project 2 (Shadows), you’ll need to understand your light meter. A camera light meter measures the reflected light from the subject.OCA FOUNDATIONS IN PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE FOLDER PG39 I am so glad that this exercise is included in the course. When I use to shoot in film with my Pentax, I used the... Continue Reading →

Assignment 2** Painting with Light

The Ravens Retreat 02nd December 2019 This assignment is a trial and error process in taking a photograph of a person. This can be a hard lesson for students who don’t see the many unsuccessful attempts that are behind the successful picture, the photos that almost expressed what the photographer had in mind, where the... Continue Reading →

Exercise 2.9 A night portrait

04th November 2019 Make a full-length figure portrait, like the one below, which was exposed for about 7 minutes. But also use flash, high ISO and street lights, aim to create three finished night photographs, although you'll need to make many more exposures that that to ensure success.OCA Foundation in photography Course folder pg82 I... Continue Reading →

Assignment 2* Painting with Light

05th November 2019 This assignment is a trial and error process in taking a photograph of a person. This can be a hard lesson for students who don’t see the many unsuccessful attempts that are behind the successful picture, the photos that almost expressed what the photographer had in mind, where the light. was almost... Continue Reading →

Exercise 2.6 Near and far

19th October 2019 This exercise is about depth in the frame. Now you understand depth of field, you can use deep focus to photograph a figure in an environment, combining portrait with landscape and emphasising the sense of space.Aim to shoot a conclusive series of full-length and head-and-shoulders portraits using a foreground figure or face... Continue Reading →

Exercise 1.8 Bracketing Exposure

21st August 2019 For this exercise we were to take a series of five photographs of the same subject at different exposures. After the initial image was taken we were too: Exercise 1.8 Bracketing Exposure OCA Foundations in Photography coursework folder pg46 I actually really enjoyed this exercise, and because I was ‘physically doing’ the... Continue Reading →

Depth of field

10th October 2019 Depth of field There is an excellent information source on the website blensartavenue.com, about depth of field. Which is where I have obtained these diagrams. Depth of field = the ability to decide which areas of your photograph is sharp. Our eyes keep everything in focus from our feet to infinity but we can... Continue Reading →

Notes

Thumbnails and Contact sheets Thumbnails – reduced size versions of photographs which makes organising and locating specific images easier. Contact sheet – serve the same purpose as thumbnails. Sometimes the two terms are often interchanged. I found that the term thumbnails is used more frequently and is related to all things computer based, but contact sheets are... Continue Reading →

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