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?
Thanks for visiting and any assistance you can provide is MUCH appreciated!