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Slideshow presentation at the Photography Special Interest Group of the North Coast Mac Users Group on November 28, 2012. Presented by Grace Cheung-Schulman

Slideshow presentation at the Photography Special Interest Group of the North Coast Mac Users Group on November 28, 2012. Presented by Grace Cheung-Schulman

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  • Slideshow for thePhotography SIG of the North Coast Mac Users Group Presented by Grace Cheung-Schulman November 28, 2012
  • PhotographingHoliday Lights
  • Where to find holiday lights in your neighborhood?• Light of the Valley website – www.lightsofthevalley.com• Press Democrat’s website – www.pressdemocrat.com and search for Holiday Lights.
  • www.lightsofthevalley.com
  • Christmas Lights in Santa Rosa
  • Go to www.pressdemocrat.comand search for “holiday lights”
  • How to photograph Holiday lights• Time – best time to shoot is before it gets totally dark, at dusk. Arrive around sunset.
  • Free App on iPhoneSunrise Sunset Lite
  • How to photograph Holiday lights• Camera Settings – Do not use flash – Use as low an ISO as you can manage to avoid “noise”. Check and reset. – Stop down the aperture, use high number f- stop. You’ll get awesome star points.
  • How to photograph Holiday lights• Composition – – Include as much sky as possible. – Include the afterglow of the evening sky if possible. – Include light objects, white lights, reflective surface, or wet pavement in the foreground to add interest. – Frame the image, eg. with tree branch.
  • How to photograph Holiday lights• White Balance – use “Tungsten” setting, check, then reset to whichever setting is best.
  • How to photograph Holiday lights• Keep Camera Steady – use a tripod. Shutter speed may be from ¼ second to 1 second or more at twilight.• Turn off image stabilization when the camera is on the tripod!
  • How to photograph Holiday lights• Shoot a test shot every minute or so as the light condition changes.
  • How to photograph people in front of Holiday lights• Set flash to “night portrait” or “slow sync”• Flash will fire to light the subject in the foreground.• Longer exposure to capture the lights.• Use a tripod.
  • … or make abstract images.See photos by photographer Alan Babbitt
  • How to photograph Holiday lights• Basic digital camera – see short video tutorial by Patrick Kunzer, night photo editor of Chicago’s Daily Herald• For the more sophisticated DSLRs – read the blog at www.lensrentals.com and search for photographing holiday lights.
  • Composition 5 Easy Composition Guidelinesfrom Nikon’s Learn & Explore Website http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-And- Explore/Article/h7dfrceh/5-easy-composition- guidelines.html
  • Rule of Thirds
  • Aperture priority, ISO 200, 1/1600 sec, f/4, center weighted metering Photo from Nikon website
  • Aperture priorityISO 200, 1/800 sec., f/4center weighted meteringPhoto from Nikon website
  • ISO 800, 250 (400) mm,1/250 sec, f/5.6, pattern meteringPhoto by Lynn Prunty
  • Aperture Priority, ISO 200, 1/25 sec. f/11, pattern metering, on tripod Photo by Kevin Cooper
  • Nikon Coolpix S8100, 54mm, ISO 160, 1/250 sec, f/11 Photo by Kevin Cooper
  • 300mm, ISO 200, 1/1250 sec, f/5.6 Photo by Kevin Cooper
  • Aperture priority, , ISO 160, 1/250 sec, f/5, pattern metering Photo by Grace Cheung-Schulman
  • Where to Placethe Horizon Line
  • Manual, ISO 200, 1/5 sec, f/22, spot metering Photo from Nikon website
  • Manual, ISO 100, 300 (480) mm, 1/60 sec. f/8, center-weighted metering Photo by Lynn Prunty
  • Aperture Priority(?), ISO 500, 22(33) mm, 1/125 sec, f/9, pattern metering Photo by Jane Kirn
  • Aperture priorityISO 200, 1/800 sec, f/4center-weighted meteringPhoto from Nikon website
  • Manual, ISO 100, 55 (86) mm, 1.5 sec. f/32, center-weighted metering Photo by Lynn Prunty
  • iPhone4, ISO 80, 3.85 mm,1/220 sec, f/2.8, spot meteringPhoto by Hank Hilsmann
  • Manual ModeISO 100, 82 (123) mm,(bulb) 10 sec, f/14pattern meteringPhoto by Grace Cheung-Schulman
  • Lean into the Frame
  • Aperture priority, ISO 200, 1/640 sec, f/4, center-weighted metering Photo from Nikon website
  • Photo fromNikon website
  • Aperture Priority(?), ISO 200, 180(270) mm, 1/1600 sec. f/5, pattern metering Photo by Jane Kirn
  • Cropped, Aperture Priority(?), ISO 200, 180(270) mm, 1/1600 sec. f/5, pattern metering Photo by Jane Kirn
  • Leading Lines
  • Program modeISO 200, 1/60 sec, f/4center weightedmeteringPhoto from Nikonwebsite
  • Program mode, 1/90 sec, f/5, ISO 320, matrix metering Photo from Nikon website
  • Patterns & Textures
  • Program mode, 1/200 sec, f/7.1, ISO 160, matrix metering Photo from Nikon website
  • Canon PowerShot S95ISO 800, 9.64 mm,1/25 sec, f/2.8, pattern meteringPhoto by Hank Hilsmann
  • Aperture priority, ISO 250, 1/250 sec, f/5, pattern metering Photo by Grace Cheung-Schulman
  • Aperture priority, ISO1600, 1/125 sec, f/11,pattern meteringPhoto by Grace Cheung-Schulman