I know I know. I failed. And (remember when your English teacher told you never to start a sentence with ‘and’? well I’m 38 years old now so I will if I want to!) not just in the photography front either. I’m behind on Laundry, letter witting, reading..(goodness knows if I’ll have a book review for this week!), Easter rota for work needs doing (eeeeeek) freezer is in the midst of defrosting as i could no longer shut the door, seeds to plant in their containers as it’s still too cold to plant them out on the allotment… car boot crap..umm I mean treasures.. to look out for tomorrow..,It’s 3.30pm now..I wonder how much of that list I can get done today, my only day off this week?!
Well to begin:
Photography class is coming to an end now, the last lesson we spoke mostly about equipment. (yike!) Expensive! I am however going to buy a wireless remote for my camera when I use the tripod and I’ve been told by Mr Tutor that these come relatively cheaply on ebay for about 12.00.
We did also talk about the Bulb setting.
You will find Bulb right at the very end of your shutter speed setting… (You need to be in M) so wind the dial all the way one way, and if it dosent come up…just go the other way and there it will be.
When you have your camera on Bulb, this means you control the opening and closing of the shutter. Press the button as if to take a picture..and the shutter opens…keep your finger pressed down for as long as you want….then release, and the shutter closes.
This is how people take pictures of Lightening and Fireworks.
While you are waiting for some lightening to strike..press to open the shutter…then as soon as you see the lightening, release, and the shutter will close. Otherwise, if you try and take a picture normally when you see lightening, you won’t be quick enough.
For fireworks..you can press to open the shutter as soon as the firework goes up…wait for it to ‘pop’ and then close the shutter, so you will have ‘recorded’ the trail of the firework. Voila! You should have a firework pic!
Pics from Google Images
So now you can get out there in the storm/at the firework display haha.
This weeks homework is to take a portrait photo, it can be inside or outside, head shot or full, black and white or colour. I’m thinking of using one of these..
What do we think? Vote? I just don’t know if I have time to take any more!
Hope your weekend is fab! I’m off to tick more things off my to do list!