September 2012 archive

Sep 07

Exercise; Judging Colour Temperature 2

This is a continuation of the previous exercise, but adjusting the white balance setting for each photo. The three sets of photographs were taken in midday sunlight, midday shade and evening sunlight. Each set of photographs below is shown in the following order of settings for white balance Sunlight Shade Auto The first photos were …

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Sep 05

Exercise; Judging colour temperature 1

  For this exercise I took three photographs. One was in direct sunlight in the middle of the day, the second was in shade in the middle of the day whilst the third was taken in late evening sunlight. The camera’s White Balance was set to daylight for all three shots.   The differences in …

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Sep 05

Exercise;Higher and lower sensitivity

For this exercise I took photos of scenes at both normal and high sensitivity settings on the camera and compared the results.           In each of the photos quite a difference can be seen when the images are blown up, this is particularly the case in the darker areas of the …

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Sep 04

Exercise; Measuring exposure

The first exercise requires 4 to 6 images that are deliberately lighter or darker than average.   In this image I deliberately overexposed the image to get the effect that I wanted. I was taking a photograph of a laburnum tree, using a long exposure I moved the camera in an upward direction as I …

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Sep 03

Study Visit–Press Association Images Nottingham

Had a terrific visit today to Press Association Images in Nottingham. They have 12 million images on line and a further 8 million in their  archive. We started off with a brief talk and good Q&A session with the MD which covered the work of the Press Association with some images dating from 1863. We …

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Sep 02

Light

It has been a long time since I last posted on my blog. This is because, due to the weather, I have been doing the exercises for this section out of order (if I’d waited for a sunny day before being able to move on to the next exercise then it could have taken years …

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