So what do you do at 2AM? If you’ve read my journal over the past few months, then you know that I do all sorts of stuff.. like go sledding, run out for ice cream, and take photographs!
After a friend of mine came over and convinced me to take some pics of him for his online profile, I got caught up trying to get the dog to sit still. The best shots were lost due to the flash misfiring, or my (doh!) forgetting to put the CF card back in the camera, but I got a few of our cute pooch!
Warning! 3 pics behind cut. 640 x 480 each
Rofl. That last pic of Haze is hysterical. I can’t stop laughing!!!!!
In any case, I’m working tomorrow until 5. If you wanna chill when you get outta work let me know because I’m off on Monday. I’ll leave you a voice mail when I get home. Definetly gotta nap first though….LoL
Oooh you have a dropcloth!! Do you know where to get those cheap?
Nice pics! I don’t quite understand apperature & shutter speed yet.
The flash is kinda good but I find it floods the pictures sometimes, even though I bounce the light off the ceiling. There is soooo much stuff I need to learn. You are a good photographer. If only you were closer 🙂
so THIS is your infamous dog that you keep mentioning. very cute!
talk to you later, hun. 🙂
I’m learning there’s no such thing as cheap in the photography world 🙂 Actually, I got that one on eBay for about $30. They’re typically around $60 for that size (6×9).
Best thing to do is experiment. Set up a tripod and take some pictures at varying shutter speeds or apatures (fstops). Keep in mind, the more light you let in, the brighter the picture. Think, shutter speed is how long the shutter is open for. So if you want to catch fast motion, you need a high shutter speed, but will need more light. The solution is more/brighter ligting or lower the apature (the size of the lens opening or how much light is being allowed into the camera.. Most of those were taken at f2.8 or f4 if I remember correctly.
Believe it or not, I often use the automatic settings on the camera. They work well, especially for candids where I don’t have time to adjust the camera/lighting for each shot. If you’re in a studio environment where you can control the camera position and lighting, it’s easier to use the manual settings on the camera… I am working on a “studio” setup, but lighting starts at around $300 for the kit I want (4-lights)
Yup! That’s Haze… he’s a cutie!