So while all of you people (or lot's of you anyway) are drooling of the final of Germany's Next Topmodel (but the normal one) I hereby present you the self-appointed winner of GNTM in the cat league :D
And I have to tell you-it was so funny when I took these photos because she was sitting on the living room carpet and I was lying in front of her with the camera. It was so amazing how she moved in all these different poses, started cleaning herself, twisting turning, looking into the camera, looking away, changing positions...It was simply adorable to watch and I an immense amount of pictures...She is seriously ridiculously photogenic...
Hey guys...just a little study on hair :D It's beehn ages since I last used markers..I kind of like the way it turned out...but I think I'm using watercolor next time-it is much easier to blend there and make cool effects...
Yes-I still owe you the finished piece from the earring ad :D I think it turned out quite well actually-the mouth still looks alittle fish like and I don't like how the lines on the pinkie are so hard while the others aren't but I guess you can't change that anymore :)
So today's photography report will be about the manual focus. To be honest I can't tell you very much about it because it is different for every camera and you just have to experiment with all the settings you have. I can just tell you that it is really fun to go on experiment. Just remember-the focus is not equal to the depth of field so if you focus on something fareaway in the picture doesn't mean you have a high depth of field, you still need the apeture setting for that ;)
So here are some of the experiments I conducted today-very much to the amusement of my family :D
Hey there :) I'm sure all of you noticed by now-the last three photography reports were all about the light in the picture-so essentially about exposure. To round this whole big topic up we have today's post.
Just a little recap of the functions of all three corners of the exposure triange-
What it does: Determines how long the lense is exposed to light
How to use it: High shutter speed for surroundings with a lot of light and moving objects which are supposed to be sharp on the photo.
Low shutter speed to capture a lot of light in a dark surrounding-moving objects will not be sharp.
What it does: Determines how much of the lense is exposed to light given as f/stop values
How to use it: High f/stop values for surroundings with a lot of light and a large depth of the picture.
Low f/stop values for surroundings with little light and a low depth of picture.
What it does: Determines the sensitivity of the camera to light
How to use it: High ISO Speed for surroundings with very little light but high image noise.
Low ISO Speed for surroundings with a lot of light. (Basically keep it as low as possible to avoid image noise)
Using these three settings you change the amount of light that is shown on your photo. Now you can always make this amount of light the way it would be natural-some cameras (at least mine does) has like a little bar where when you change some of the settings it shows you how far away you are from the exposure that would show exactly what you see.
Sometimes it is desirable though to make you photo lighter or darker than it atually appears in real life. An example are these two photos I took at exactly the same place just after each other.
Both of them have quite a high contrast but there is still a big difference-and that's created by just using exposure....:)
Which of the settings to change is very different but you always have to remember your priority-do you want a large depth of picture?or is a lower one okay? is your subject moving and you want it absolutely sharp?
On basically on every fancier camera you also have a shutter speed priority and apeture priority mode. Here you only change the respective setting and the camera will set the others to get the best exposure. This is very handy when you know exactly what you want to do. If not then just carry on experimenting all you'll find exactly the settings you want. :)
The new Free People video makes me want to cram out all that summer locked up in the back of my closet :) And I realized that I seriously need maxi skirts/dresses everything! <3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5ebVlt5XTQ&feature=player_embedded
The ISO Speed is something where I always thought-"God that is much to complicated for me"...but actually what you need to know is quite simple. I could (well actually I couldn't because I don't know that much about it) launch into a discussion about image noise and what it does and why it occurs but then again-to take awesome photos you don't need to know. (and if you do want to know-you can find everything here) ISO detemines the camera's sensitivity to incoming light meaning that the photo can be made lighter and darker just by changing the ISO speed. However, you will nearly never actually want to change your ISO speed settings because a higher ISO Speed will increase your image noise. It is difficult to describe what image noise actually is but if you look at these two photos you will see.
Low image Noise-low ISO-speed
High image noise-high ISO Speed
You can see it best when you look at the table on the left-it is not actually the wooden color but for some reason there are a lot of blue and yellow spots in it. This is basically the image noise and if you're not aiming for this certain affect you almost always want to avoid it. This means that it is best to always keep your ISO-Speed as low as possible and try to achieve the desired exposure with the apeture and shutter speed settings! I hope this was helpful!
This is a little bit of an unusual post but I'm sure you'll enjoy it anyway.
So first of all I will featuure one of the masterpieces my brother created when he discovered is creativeness about an hour ago XD
Can you read it? :D
Actually I think it is quite cool :P He won't tell me how he did it though!
And then I have some assorted adorable cat pictures for you because I know you love them so much <3 (or maybe it is just me :P)
Isn't she freakin adorable?! :D (and isn't it sad that my only model is a cat? XD)