WEEK 3This week we furthered our knowledge on aperture and paired it with shutter speed to create light trails. Shutter Speed: is a term used With shutter speeds, large to discuss exposure numbers equal high time, effectively the length of speeds and small time that a cameras shutter is open. numbers equal low speeds. For example, 1/15th of a second is a low speed and 1/1000th of a second is a very high speed. High shutter speeds stop action on moving objects but let in little light. Low shutter speeds will blur moving objects, but let in a lot of light. The following slide shows the example we did in class of a low shutter speed to make the moving torch, look blurred.
WEEK 3We were then asked to try and take our own version of the moving torch, these are mine.
WEEK 3 We were then set on a practical to use a slow shutter speed to create blurred imagery of our friends moving. My favourite that I took was of my friend where I have blurred her hair to make it look a lot longer than it actually is.
WEEK 4This week we learnt about professional photographers and their equipment. First we looked at modern and contemporary photographers, particularly those who photographed celebrities. Here are some of the examples we looked at: Johnny Depp by Annie Liebovitz
Mona Johannesson WEEK 4 by Craig McDean Rihanna by Craig McDeanDavid La Chapellesvision of Michael Jackson
WEEK 4This week, Mr Bennett also brought in a lot of his professional photography equipment, he taught us their uses, and showed them to us. The first thing he showed us was lighting.
WEEK 4We then went outside to do a lighting practical using a speed light. It is an external flash system that you can put on top of your camera for additional lighting in photos. For the practical we used the angling features on the speed light. They allow you to angle it away from your subject so you can bounce the light off another surface and onto your subject. This is me with a camera with a speed light on top.
WEEK 4The usage of the speed light is demonstrated here by Mr Bennett.
WEEK 4Here are two examples that I took of a photograph with a white surface for the speed light to bounce off, and another one where the surface is gold.
WEEK 4At the end of the lesson, Mr Bennett showed us how best to do a group photo. We went from this:
WEEK 4To this:We did this by lining everyone in height order with the tallest at the back and the shortest at the front. We then got everyone to stand at different heights so you could see everyone in the photo. We also made sure they were all facing the camera. This made it a much better photo where you can see the whole group.