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The bulb setting on your camera allows you to hold the shutter open for an extended amount of time
The bulb setting is used in low light situations (indoors without a flash or outside at night)
You do not use a flash when using the bulb setting
Set your camera to bulb by turning the shutter dial to the B setting
Set your camera to a high f-stop for a full depth of field (ex. f22)
Use color film (or DSLR)
Photograph a series of photos in each of the following bulb categories discussed in class:
Moving object or light– In this category you must include a still object as well as the moving object(s)
Still object in low light situation
-Brainstorm a minimum of 3 ideas for each category. Be as specific as possible. Consider a range of unique light sources and interesting locations. LIST F-STOP FOR EACH. Also brainstorm a list of 5-10 unique light sources.
Download free long exposure apps, such as LongExpo or Camera FV-5 Lite to use your phone to experiment with low light shoots.
-Research Youtube videos for how to shoot in low light
-Download and print 2 bulb images of interest from a stock photography site. Label each with the name of the site you found it on.
Marco Photography- Close Up
Filters are an alternative to a macro lens
You can get as close as 3″-6″
(You can experiment on digital cameras using the macro feature designated with a tulip symbol)
Filters sets are usually +1, +2, +4, Macro
The bigger the number, the greater the magnification and the closer you can get to the subject.
REMEMBER: you must attain focus (it will be difficult), But, not everything may be in focus
You Tube saves the day again! This technique can also be done with dipping the second strip of film in water, or placing a piece of double stick tape on it.
As we get ready to begin our studio shoots, some of these tips might come in handy!
On most cameras look for universal symbol
On vivitar cameras:
There is a lever on the side of the lens, it is pointed upward. Pull lever down and take picture (you will hear a noise and see the lever moving) apx. 10 seconds
On all other cameras, look for the self timer icon:
set your camera on a tripod ( or bag of rice)
set the timer
put a prop or person in your space to focus on, take a meter reading of, and to set your composition with
notice visual guidelines in the composition
push shutter release button
go into the picture
listen for the audio cue on your camera/and or visual cues so you know when your picture is going to be taken
you can shoot inside with a tripod, but because it will be too dark you can drop your shutter speed below 60 to let more light into your camera (as long as it’s on the tripod)
*you do not have to use your flash
highest f-stop available
the flash overrides the shutter speed number, so do not read your light meter **
****sync: on your shutter speed dial turn it to your flash sync setting, it will be a different color or a lightning bolt symbol
DOES NOT CURE ALL LIGHTING PROBLEMS
4-10 FT DISTANCE
EMLIMNATES DETAILS SKIN TONE,COLORS
Thanks Courtney C. for sharing this create video on the visualization of the Fibonacci Sequence!
-Take a piece of scotch tape and color a small area with a color marker.
-Place the tape over the camera flash (colors objects closest to the camera) or the camera lens (colors everything in the photo) for the different effects in the examples below.
ANTM-Season 18, Episode 3- The women have to create an ad campaign, which includes casting, wardrobe, providing props and hair and make-up….sound familiar?!
The relevant footage begins at around minute 12 and runs for about 25 minutes. Click here to access the episode and answer the following questions:
3 examples of direction given to the model from the photographer and assistant
2 descriptions of photo studio equipment used in the shoot that I have not shown you
1 insight or idea gained that may help you with your studio shoot