5 Best Images

Here are my five best Images. I couldn’t get hold of Powerpoint, so I created a slide show of my images within this post.

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1) Depth of field

This is one of the photographs I took under the subject of aperture at the market in leeds. I like the view point of this image and also the way in which the light hits the subject in the foreground.

2) High Dynamic

High dynamic Imaging Is a tecnique I am interested in pursuing further as I didn’t quite perfect it on my first try. I think this is the best one of few I created under this subject, and Im happy with the look of the Image. I like the sharp colours on the caraselle at the center of the photograph.

3) Telephoto Lense

I chose this image as I think it is a good example of the things you can do with a telephoto lense, being able to capture a facial expression from a distance allows you to capture subjects (in this case people) acting naturally.

4) Artificial Lighting

This image was my favourite photograph from this photoshoot. The lighting in the image was just as I wanted it, I chose to use a low light setting with an extendable flash as I wanted to try and portray a slight the darkness around the subject.

5) Panning

This was the best of my panning images, the car seems stationary and the background is relatively blurred. I would have like to have blurred the background a little further and probably should have slightly adjusted my shutter speed for this shoot.

Origional images that have been edited on Photoshop

These are the photographs I used to create my High Dynamic Image.

Images used for H,D,R (6) Images used for H,D,R (5) Images used for H,D,R (4) Images used for H,D,R (3) Images used for H,D,R (2)

This Photograph I simply cropped bringing the focus of the image onto the people left hand side.

3 Lenses Telephoto

High Dynamic Photography

High Dynamic Photography

High dynamic range imaging (HDRI or HDR) is a set of methods used in imaging and photography to allow a greater dynamic range between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than current standard digital imaging methods or photographic methods. HDR images can represent more accurately the range of intensity levels found in real scenes, from direct sunlight to faint starlight, and is often captured by way of a plurality of differently exposed pictures of the same subject matter.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_dynamic_range_imaging

For this assignment we were asked to take a variation of photographs in order to create high dynamic images. This was done by taking photographs of the same subjects using different levels of exposure, and then using photoshop in order to merge them together as a high dynamic image.

I did my photoshoot in leeds city center and in all I created 3 high dynamic Images. Here are the photos I used and the Images I created.

High dynamic 1

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These are the origional Photographs I used to create my high dynamic image.

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hi d 1

Hi d 1 (2)

Hi d 1 (3)

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High dynamic 2

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Photographs I used to create the high dynamic image.

Hi d 3

hi d 3 (3)

hi d 3 (2)

High dynamic 3

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Photographs I used.

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Reflection 

This is definitely a tecnique I will use again, although I need more practice as I feel I didn’t quite master it. My last Image of the caraselle I think came out a lot better than the other two. I plan on practicing this tecnique over the Christmas holidays to see If I can come out with some better results.

 

 

 

 

Lenses

Lenses

For this assignment we were asked to take a variation of photographs using different lenses. I went in to the city center at around 9 o,clock with my Nikon D200 and found a place to set up my tripod by a market on the high street.

I started with my standard lense a Sigma DG 28-300mm and went on to use both a Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 12-24mm wide angle lens and a Sigma EX 50-500mm telephoto lens.

Lense 1 Sigma DG 28-300mm

Some of these images are a little under exposed, although from the photos you can see my view point. I stayed in exactly the same position to take my photographs using the other 2 lenses.

Lense 2 Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 12-24mm wide angle

As you can see the field of view is much wider in these images. I oftern use my wide angle lense when photographing landscapes as it allows you to get more into the shoot, giving a better perseption of space.

Lense 3 Sigma EX 50-500mm telephoto

The telephoto lense allows you to zoom in and capture a subject from a distance. I have learnt to always have a tripod when using the lense as a slight tremmor can throw of the shot.

Reflection

Although these images portray the effects of the different lenses, I feel as if they are not the best photographs as some of them are over or under exposed. I was very tierd when taking these shots as I had been up all night doing other assignments. Here are some Images taken previously that I feel better portray the effects of the lenses.

Telephoto lense

These photographs were taken from a cafe roof garden over looking a square in the Jeaa el Fnaa market during a holiday in Marrakesh.

As I took photos of unsuspecting locals at the market a fight suddenly broke out in the square. Luckily my camera was on its tripod set up and ready to go.

Wide angle lense

These Images are taken of Arnside beach on a summers day, just outside the pub I used to work in.

Shutter Speed and Panning

Shutter speed and Panning

I chose to do take my photographs on the topic of traffic, as cars travelling at speed provided good subjects for my images.

Shutter speed

In Photography, shutter speed or exposure time is the effective length of time a camera’s shutter is open. The total exposure is proportional to this exposure time, or duration of light reaching the film or image sensor.

Very short shutter speeds can be used to freeze fast-moving subjects, for example at sporting events. Very long shutter speeds are used to intentionally blur a moving subject for artistic effect.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shutter_speed

Images taken Using a short / fast shutter speed

As you can see the traffic dosen’t seem to be moving as quickly although I think I should have used an even shorter shutter speed in order to totally freeze the movement as well as a tripod to steady the camera.

Using a longer / slower shutter speed

The traffic in these images appears to be moving faster, bluring the cars and there headlights and creating a sence of speed and a more artistic affect.

These Images were taken with an even slower shutter speed from a motoway bridge close to my home.

Panning

In still photography, the panning technique is used to suggest fast motion, and bring out the subject from other elements in the frame. In photographic pictures it is usually noted by a foreground subject in action appearing still (i.e. a runner frozen in mid-stride) while the background is streaked and/or skewed in the apparently opposite direction of the subject’s travel, similar to speed lines speed lines.

This is achived by following the moving subject with the camera and using a shutter speed relevent to the speed of which the subject is moving.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panning_(camera)

Here are the photographs I have taken using the panning tecnique.

Reflection

I successfully managed to freeze the subjects in motion using the panning tecnique although would have preffered my images to have had a streaked background, this could have been achived by using a greater length of exposure. despite this I am happy with the Images I came back with after this photoshoot.

Apature and depth of field

Apature and depth of field

For this assignment we were asked to take photographs using apature and depth of field at the market in leeds city center. Here are my images.

1) Granny Smiths

2) Bannanas

Photoshop edit

This edit was created by using the magnetic lasso tool to select the bannanas then selecting the inverse and turning it black and white. I also slightly edited the brightness and contrast.

3) Roses

4) Garlic

5) Millions

Looking back at this image on my computer screen iv noticed this picture is slightly out of focus. I would have benefited from using a tripod here as this is most likely from the camera wobbling.

6) Apple Rings

Photoshop edit

Here I used exactly the same method as before, turning the back ground black and white as well as slightly adjusting the brightness and contrast. However the magnetic tool didnt select the area perfectly so I had to use the clone stamp tool to redefine the edges. This was difficult and probably could have been done better.

7) More Bannanas

8) Lights

For this photo I adjusted the exposure to make the image darker and the lights stand out.

9) Hangging Things

10) Nuts

Reflection

If I were to do this photoshoot again I would have deffinately taken a tripod. However this may have been hard to use on a busy saterday in the Market but would have prevented some of my images from being slightly out of focus.

Iconic Images

Iconic Images

We were put in to groups and asked to head out around campus and take photographs mimicking iconic images. Here are the pictures are group came back with, as well as the origional images we copied.

Afgani girl by Steve Mccurry

http://ajanaku.com/classic-right-away/

Unfortunately no one in are group had the same unique eye colour as the afgani girl in the origional, although we tryed to copy the Image as close as we could.

Photoshop edit

Here I used the magnetic lasso tool to select the various areas I wanted to change the colour of. Matching the eyes was extreamly difficult. Although the edited image is closer to the origional the eyes aren’t quite right.

 Abbey road, and The Beatles by Iain Macmillan

http://bettylivin.com/2012/06/18/rewind-button-the-beatles-abbey-road/

As you can see the image was over exposed making it much to bright. We are also walking across the road the opposite way and out of sync with the origional.

Photoshop edit

For this photo I altered the exposure the offset and the gamma correction. Although the edit still dosen’t have the grainy effect of the origional.

Execution photo by Eddie Adams

http://www.executedtoday.com/2009/02/01/1968-nguyen-van-lem/

For this Image we had to make do with the props we had to hand. Looking back at the origional you can see the executioner is facing the wrong way, and are facial expressions dont match.

Photoshop edit

Here I firstly adjusted the brigntness and contrast as well as the exposure before making the Image black and white.

Construction workers at the Empire State building by Lewis Hine

http://www.thedailymind.com/entertaining-stuff/5-of-the-worst-jobs-in-the-world/

Again the image has been over exposed, As well as this the view point of the image dosen’t match up.

Photoshop edit

Again I adjusted the exposure as well as the brightness and contrast then made the image black and white to match the origional.

Tommie Smith and John Carlos, at the Mexico City olympics 1968. By John Dominis

http://www.timeout.com/london/gallery/1231/iconic-images-from-the-olympic-games/12

This image is also over exposed, as well as this we couldn’t use 3 guys for the photograph as I was the only boy in are group.

Photoshop edit

Firstly I slightly cropped this image to remove some of the background. I then adjusted the exposure, brightness and contast before making the image black and white.

Reflection

Many of are photos were over exposed although I have tryed to adjust this in my edits. Taking the photographs was difficult as we were limited by a lack of props and settings. I tried to make my edits as close to the origionals as possible, although some of them could use some more work using other photoshop tecniques.

Artificial Lighting

This photography was done under the topic of artificial lighting I used Sigma EF-530 DGST attachable flash for my photos, after convincing a flat mate to be a model for the shoot. We scrambled through bushes and over walls in the pitch black to get into a large derelict site across from are accommodation as the decrepid walls and various piece of graffiti made for an interesting back drop.

This was the first photo using the maximum flash setting, as you can see the image is quite bright, the attachable flash is extreamly effective as the photograph was taken in pitch black. I adjusted the settings of the flash as I wanted to portray the darkness in the images.

These Images were taken using the minimum flash setting.

As you can see these images are much darker I preffer the brightness of these photos as I feel it portrays the fact they were taken at night alot better.

Other lighting tecniques I could have used include, Reflectors and studio lighting.

Relfection

Over all I think this photoshoot went well, the Sigma EF-530 DGST was very effective. It would have been good to have used some other lighting techniques as well as mabey experimenting with a larger range of settings in order to try a wider variation of brightness throughout the shoot.