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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.

Still no photoshop allowed and still experimenting and having fun at it….here is my industry city!!! With exposure compensation of -1/-1.3, black and white mode, no filters except for the colored one, bulb and f/8-f/11. Used cellphone and tab for background. Camera on tripod and control triggered.

We have screws!!! Good night!!!






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.