Experiments in photography....

Inspired by the photographic skills of Jedi Master Jeff, I just thought I'd experiment with what I can do with your basic entry level digital camera. It turns out that even the most basic models have a plethora of adjustments and gimmicks, such as effects, ISO settings, and exposure times you can try using, assuming of course you can figure them out. After filling up a 256 MB CompactFlash card with mostly dreadful shots, I picked a few...make that very few which, to my untrained eye, seem to have some potential...I think, and that's putting it mildly:

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The Flash. (Actually just my son running in front of the camera.) Vivid effect, increased exposure.

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Quick Glance. Sepia effect, increased exposure.

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Bubbles. ("Bubbles" is the dog's name, not a reference to the basin of laundry in the distance.) Low sharpening and black and white effect.

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Night Drive. Vivid effect, Increased exposure.

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Headlights. Increased exposure.

Maybe this photographic Padawan would be better off taking lessons. :-)


rain said…
I also so love photography...our humanity professor in College once said that when you're taking pictures, you're not just taking them...you're actually making them...he also said that you're not a complete photographer if you don't print your own pictures...because that defines your true talent. A picture is a good one if the person seeing it can tell a story out of it. maybe we shoul be both taking that lessons that you've mentioned!haha
Ronald Allan said…
I agree, except for the part about printing your own pictures. Nowadays it doesn't really take a great deal of skill or talent to print your own pictures, you only need a PC and printer. Though I guess, nothing really beats old school.

But indeed, pictures ought to tell stories.

Let me know if you sign up. :-)
Hey nice resolution,what brand is you digicam? I didn't know that you can adjust exposure time with a digicam.Just proves that I'm out of the digital loop,hehehe.
Ronald Allan said…
I use an entry level Canon. If I'm not mistaken virtually all digital cameras nowadays have exposure settings. Why not give it a try? :-)
silentmode_v2 said…
young paduan, este ser i love the "bubbles" pic most! an increased exposure setting on a low-light or dark conditions tend to blur the most. it's good to shoot a still subject on a tripod for best results.

keep on shooting and you'll get it right.

btw, what cam you're using?
Ronald Allan said…
Thanks for the tip Master. :-) I kinda figured that out the hard way. I have poor excuse for a tripod, only 5 inches tall. (No, I'm not talking about that tripod. Hahahaha.)

Yeah, when it comes to photography, I have to agree that nothing quite beats trial and error. :-)

I wasn't kidding when I said that I use an entry level Canon. It's a two year old Powershot A300.

Looking forward to more photographic insights on your blog pre. :-)

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