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Still feeling the relief of being done with my mandatory assignments, I couldn’t help but post another blog 🙂

Last Friday was one of my nerve-wrecking days. Thursday was one too 🙂 I slept around 3am that night and woke up around 8am. I have forgotten how it felt to have deadlines! The funny thing is when you start stressing, everything follows. Files missing, internet slowing connection, keyboard changing its language. Haha! When it rains, it really pours! I haven’t turned on my desktop after I clicked the send button to submit my project. It was like…hey, -we -are- spending -too -much -time -together relationship with my computer that we needed to cool off.  Anyways, this blog is actually for my shots that should have been considered for my project although I used one for my folio cover. For the fruits and vegetable photo: Used cellphone’s flashlight to paint light on the subject. For the smoke: Used flash cable connected with cardboard attached for barndoor purposes. For the colored ones, I used P-filters. For the ones that look like fire, I used two filters which are orange and blue to make it look like live flame.  Now…GRAP is next! I sure hope I pass my GRAM but really…I have learned a lot and that is enough!!!

cropped, no photoshop manipulation

Photoshop manipulations: levels, contrast, sharpening

 

Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D
Shot at 60 mm
Exposure: Manual exposure, 1/125 sec, f/4.5, ISO 200
Flash: none
Focus: Manual, Center, at 71cm, with a depth of field of about 2.3cm, (from about 11mm before the focus point to about 12mm after)
AF Area Mode: Single Area
Date: November 16, 2012 12:21:29AM (timezone not specified)
(1 day, 15 hours, 5 minutes, 45 seconds ago, assuming image timezone of US Pacific)

Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D
Shot at 60 mm
Exposure: Manual exposure, 10.3 sec, f/20, ISO 100, Compensation: -1
Flash: none
Focus: Manual, Center, at 60cm, with a depth of field of about 7.2cm, (from about 3.4cm before the focus point to about 3.8cm after)
AF Area Mode: Single Area
Date: November 16, 2012 1:29:58AM (timezone not specified)
(1 day, 13 hours, 52 minutes, 3 seconds ago, assuming image timezone of US Pacific)
File: 2,592 × 3,872 JPEG (10.0 megapixels)
289,159 bytes (0.28 megabytes) Image compression: 99%

Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D
Shot at 60 mm
Exposure: Manual exposure, 10.1 sec, f/20, ISO 100, Compensation: -1
Flash: none
Focus: Manual, Center, at 89cm, with a depth of field of about 17cm, (from about 7.5cm before the focus point to about 9.0cm after)
AF Area Mode: Single Area
Date: November 16, 2012 1:20:20AM (timezone not specified)
(1 day, 14 hours, 2 minutes, 36 seconds ago, assuming image timezone of US Pacific)
File: 2,592 × 3,872 JPEG (10.0 megapixels)
546,933 bytes (0.52 megabytes) Image compression: 98%

Still awake and shooting stuff! This time I tried to capture the act of pouring water to a glass. This is my first time doing this and lighting isn’t the same as the lighting in capturing water drops. Settings: 60mm, f/25,  250sec.
 camera on tripod with blue P-filter. Used flash in 1/4power with DIY barn door made of black art paper.

So, I finished after all!! Here is the final output. Feel free to visit the earlier blogs for the design process. Thanks and crossing my fingers until grading! I will have a BREAK this weekend!!! I have to free myself and watch a movie…breaking dawn it is!!

The pdf was the final one with minor correction from the jpeg version.

CLICK THE LINK FOR PDF FORMAT:   oblig4doc11pt

Some sketches and images for my cookbook layout project.

 

 

Free style has always been my favorite as it means…no style 🙂

Seriously, this theme I believe gives more room for experimentation and less ‘in a box’ feeling when shooting.

Friday after my doctor’s appointment, I went for a shooting session with a negative film and some P-filters. I was lucky to find a color negative film at home but i was looking for a black and white one but it was no where to be found. That day was an overcast day with snow all around and icy road (funny, today every snow has melted already!)  So my camera was set to manual mode on a tripod. I had to overexpose as the film and filters were dark (they still are by the way ehehe) and as the sky had no detail on it, I took advantage of exposure compensation (I used +1 to +2 maybe in some)

So as it is raining today…I will be shooting indoor (and make a mess of the house!!)

The photography part of my course is all about the use of SLR which in my case would be DSLR. NO PHOTOSHOP is to be used but cropping is allowed for compositional purposes.  We are to choose 3 themes from this list:
  • Night Photo – hint: slow sync
  • On row or range – hint: depth of field in focus
  • Freeze water – hint: fast shutter speed
  • “Misty / veil” – hint: slow sync
  • Visual cues – hint: depth of field and focus point
  • The golden section – hint: composition
  • Motion – hint: shutter
  • Contrast – hint: dark-light, big-tiny
  • Caricature – hint: the distance
  • Low key or high key – hint: exposure
  • Silhouettes – hint: shutter
  • Curves and lines – hint: composition
  • Drawing with Light – hint: slow sync
  • Depth – hint: first, middle and background
  • Optional theme – (eg symbolism, texture, mood, etc.)

Right away, I chose night photography as I have always loved low light photography. The more I look at the list, the more themes entering my mind saying ‘pick me’ and up until now I haven’t decided on what the other two themes to work on. I gave myself today as the deadline for this project so wish me luck.

Here are some of my light painting photo experiments and this will be my second choice of theme. Third was actually nature impressionism but I have ran out of time and was not able to make some photoshoots for that.