Downtown Photo Class

July 27, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

A big thank you to everyone who came out yesterday!  I had  lot of fun! A special thanks to my cousin Sarah for making the drive from Grand Rapids to come out and play. 

I wanted to post for everyone some of the shots I took while we were out and especially the rain/shutter speed demonstration we were so lucky to get. I say that only half sarcastically, we did get chased indoors by the rain but it went away and gave us this nice demonstration and all those great droplets on the trees after it stopped.

First here is the frozen raindrops exposure 1/1600 at F3.5 ISO 3200

_MG_0336 Next here is the slow shutter speed and smooth rain exposure 1/10 at F14 ISO 200

 

Lastly here is the average exposure that is more like what your camera would choose on automatic.  1/125 at f4 ISO 200

You can see that they are all well exposed for the scene, they are all in fact letting in the same amount of light.  What we are able to do with aperture, shutter speed, and ISO it to make creative decisions that the camera just cannot and will not make for us. That is really the heart of learning photography, of learning the photographic process.  There is a tool box available us, a large deep history of resources, to make great photographs.  What we are starting with is the simple powerful tools we use everyday with every picture.  

 

Lets continue our discussion and critiques, please post your top two or three class pictures and a sentence or two about what you were thinking when you made each photograph on our Facebook page: Hicks Studio Flint

 

Here are a few others that I got,

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