Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Lab 7: Save the Pixels

1st subject: Pipa
Properly Exposed


Overexposed

Underexposed

The one that is exposed according to the camera meter is close to perfect in my opinion (it could be a little bit darker). I would assume it is because the camera is reading the light and giving the proper response. the darkness could be because the white background is throwing off the light meter.

2nd Subject: Joanne
Right Exposure (Regular with a tiny bit of a darkening via faster shutter speed)
@100%

Underexposed@100%

The noise is worse in the underexposed image.


3rd Subject: Lina
JPEG


@100%

Raw @100%

I find the RAW screen cap has a lot more noise but is also sharper. The Jpeg looks more finished overall (more saturated and more evenly lit). 

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Lab 6: Histograms

High-Key scene


Low-Key scene


Variety of Tones


5.
a) Most of the pixels fall on the right/middle right. 
b)No all pixels will print in detail.
c) Most of the pixels fall on the far right or far left.
d)No all pixels will print in detail.
e) The pixels fall in the middle generally with a small emphasis on the left.
f)No all pixels will print in detail.
g) My camera is properly exposing all images. The histogram for all images is not falling off on the right or left. 
h) The variety of tones image.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Lab 5:Noise Reduction

**Long Exposure Noise Reduction noted as LENR, High ISO Noise Reduction noted as HINR**

Camera settings (F/14, 1/2.5 Sec, ISO: 100, LENR: Off, HINR: Off)

Camera settings (F/14, 1/20 Sec, ISO: 800, LENR Off, HINR: Off)

Camera settings (F/14, 1/80 Sec, ISO: 3200, LENR: Off, HINR: Off)

Camera settings (F/14, 1/2.5 Sec, ISO: 100, LENR: Off, HINR: Weak)

Camera settings (F/14, 1/25 Sec, ISO 800, LENR: Off, HINR: Weak)
Camera settings (F/14, 1/80 Sec, ISO: 3200, LENR: Off, HINR: Weak)

Camera settings (F/14, 1/2.5 Sec, ISO: 100, LENR: Off, HINR: Normal)
Camera settings (F/14, 1/20 Sec, ISO: 800, LENR: Off, HINR: Normal)

Camera settings (F/14, 1/80 Sec, ISO: 3200, LENR: Off, HINR: Normal)

Camera settings (F/14, 1/2.5 Sec, ISO:100, LENR: Off, HINR: High)

Camera settings (F/14, 1/20 Sec, ISO:800, LENR: Off, HINR: High)

Camera settings (F/14, 1/80 Sec, ISO:3200, LENR: Off, HINR: High)

Camera settings (F/14, 1/2.5 Sec, ISO:100, LENR: On, HINR: Off)

Camera settings (F/14, 1/20 Sec ISO: 800, LENR: On, HINR: Off)

Camera settings (F/14, 1/80 Sec, ISO: 3200, LENR: On, HINR: Off)

I find the "Strong" HINR setting and the "On" LENR setting worked to reduce the ISO at 800 and below but at 3200 they are really grainy. I find with both HINR and LENR settings off, higher ISO's are less grainy. I find some grain makes images look sharper so I don't think any of them lost a lot of detail.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Lab 4: Creative White Balance

1. Library shots
Auto WB

Fluorescent WB

Custom WB

2. Two different WB
Auto WB

Shade WB

Fluorescent WB

In the first image you can see the light coming in from the left is very white and the light coming in from the right is very yellow. The second image the white area has a blueish tinge while the yellow area remains very yellow. The final image the left area has a pinkish tinge while the yellow remains the same on the right.

3. Wrong WB shot

This image would normally be very white, with the snow and overcast sky but due to the colour cast it looks blue. It creates a cold feeling which goes with the winter theme. I think it makes the image interesting but I don't like the effect. It definitely looks fake (as in you wouldn't see this with your eyes everyday).




Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Assignment 1

1. Sports
I did not get a chance to photograph a sports scene for this assignment.


2. Panning
The image is of a person jogging by with a stroller. I feel like panning is more difficult than I originally thought. I had trouble finding interesting subjects and also getting them in focus when they would pass by. I find this shot acceptable for class work but it's definitely lacking and it's not the kind of image I would sell as a print (it's kind of boring).

3. Night Shot
The image is of a gas station at night, taken with a slow shutter speed. Taking night photos was actually quite fun besides freezing my fingers off for the shots. It's my first time taking long exposures and I think it turned out pretty well, I like the effect the image gets because of the light trails and I also like the effect the bright gas station adds to the rest of the dark picture. It's clearly light and you can see a car in focus but on the street around it is all blurry movement.

4. Portrait
The image is a portrait of a photographer taking a picture. I used my kaleidoscope lens to create extra copies/echoes around the edges so the image is more centered on the person. It's not a normal portrait where the person is posing for a picture (more candid). I prefer in studio portraiture but the studio is always booked so far this semester so I didn't have a chance to make a more artistic portrait as I would have preferred.

5.Landscape
This image is of the biosphere. I wanted to originally shoot a more house/regular building shot but none of the images turned out interesting so I used this image that I took a week ago when I went shooting for my Imaging Themes class. This image definitely turned out well. I feel like the sphere's pattern creates a sense of unity.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Lab 3: Lenses

Part 1: Focal Length
Still Life

Camera settings: 1/320 Sec F/2.5 ISO 800 (50mm)
For this image you can tell that there is a small amount of distorion. The front object is in focus and it has a great sense of depth of field even though the background isn't that far away.

Camera settings: 1/160 Sec F/2.8 ISO 800 (70mm)
For this image my lens couldn't focus because the closest my lens could focus is 1.4 metres. The objects are blurry and the image is beginning to flatten but just minimally.
Camera settings: 1/160 Sec F/2.8 ISO 800 (115 mm)
For this image the second lens is mostly in focus. The background has a sense of flatness (Whereas before it was more discernible.




People
Camera settings: 1/320 Sec F2.8 ISO 25600 (70mm)
There isn't much distortion on the subjects face. The background is distinctly far away, so this image has a sense of depth.

Camera settings: 1/250 Sec F/2.8 ISO 6400 (135mm)
In this image we begin to see a sense of flatness. The subjects face is not distorted and the background has a sense of depth still.
Camera settings: 1/250 Sec F/2.8 ISO 6400 (200mm)
For this image, even though it is at 200 mm I find it still has a sense of depth. We've lost the wideness from the first image ( we can't see everyone in the background) and the image for some reason doesn't look as flat as a 200mm photo should.


Part 2: Focal Length and Depth of Field


Camera settings: 1/200 Sec F/22 ISO 6400 (70mm)
Camera settings: 1/200 Sec F/22 ISO 6400 (105mm)
Camera settings: 1/200 Sec F/22 ISO 6400 (135mm)

As these images go from 70 mm to 135 mm we see the image get flatter. at first Emilie is distinctly in the background, then she eventually merges with Joannes head in the 135mm photo and the image seems flatter.




Part 3: Test your lens

Camera settings: 1/3200 Sec F/1.4 ISO 320 (50mm)
The aperture causes this image to have a distinct vignette, the lens also has slight distortion (You can see the image bend).
Camera settings: 1/25 Sec F/16 ISO 320 (50mm)
The aperture makes for a more even lighting (no vignetting). The image still has the same lens distortion.
Camera settings: 1/3200 Sec F/2.8 ISO 1600 (70mm)
The aperture doesn't make a difference between the two 70 mm images. The 70 mm also creates a flat image (no perceivable distortion)
Camera settings: 1/60 Sec F/22 ISO 1600 (70mm)
(Refer to above comment)

Camera settings: 1/3200 Sec F/2.8 ISO 1600 (105mm)
The 105mm creates a flat image. The aperture doesn't effect either of the images.
Camera settings: 1/60 Sec F/22 ISO 1600 (105mm)
(Refer to above comment)
Camera settings: 1/3200 Sec F/2.8 ISO 1600 (200mm)
The 200mm creates an even flatter image. The aperture doesn't effect either of the images.
Camera settings: 1/60 Sec F/22 ISO 1600 (200mm)
(Refer to above comment)