Monthly Archives: January 2017
I mentioned to my mother a while back that I wanted to start collecting old cameras and display them in my office. Well, she has started the collection for me. So far she has found 3 cameras and an old tripod in different thrift stores. The first one is a Polaroid Land Camera Model 800 built from 1957 – 1962. Click here to see a quick video showing how to operate this camera.
This is a very heavy camera.
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As some of you know I started a photography course with NYIP in December. I have completed Unit 1 with a B on the final test. I now have to complete the 2 assignments. The first one is aperture. I must depict 2 images, one with a shallow depth of field and one with a great depth of field. The 2 images below are for shallow depth of field but I am debating on which image to submit.
These images are straight out of the camera.
So I ask you for your assistance, which you think I should submit? Or do you think I should try again?
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This little angel here had a bad day at school today. He did not get his way so he made sure no one else did either. After dealing with his mother and a few moments in time out. He asked if he can take some pictures. I started to say no because of the behavior today but decided to see what he can do.
The first image is one I took while showing him how to keep one eye open so he can look in the viewfinder. The rest are all his.
Do we have a budding photographer here?
He gave me instructions on how to pose. He told me to do some of the same things that I say to him.
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Yesterday it snowed most of the day here in New Jersey. The kids wanted to go out and play in the snow so of course I let them and it was a perfect opportunity to take some pictures and practice aperture settings. Although photos did not turn out in the quality that I wanted they were “ok”. I still need more work.
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
I have not posted may pictures the last couple of months mainly because I feel that I am posting the same thing. Looking back over the past year I do not see any growth in my photography, I feel that I am not growing. I upgraded my editing software by getting Photoshop and Lightroom but if the photos are better than those programs won’t help me achieve my goals.
By watching various YouTube videos I learned a lot but I still needed something else to bring it all into together. Taking a college photography course wold be the best thing for me but the local community college did not have evening or weekend classes, so that was out. Researching the web I found NYIP (New York Institute for Photography) and signed up.
I am hoping that 2017 I will learn a lot and bring my photography to the next level.
Reading, reading, watching videos and more reading is all that I have been doing since I enrolled in the course about 10 days ago. So today I decided to work on one of the main things that is throwing me off, “f/stops”. For some reason this is not fully sinking in. I do know that the larger the number the less light that comes through the lens and the smaller the number the more light comes through the lens.
In the 3 photos I tried to see the difference by using the same settings except for the f/stop, which I only changed by one stop. I also had on camera flash for each photo.
- Why is photo 2 brighter than photo 1? Shouldn’t it be darker since less light is being let into the camera?
- Although only slight, why does photo 1 look darker than photo 3?
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