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I am still taking the photography course with NYIP and gaining more confidence working in manual mode..  I took this photo the other day and I think it came out pretty good.

Settings:  Sony a65-SLTV, 60mm, OFC set 128 and 64 (not sure for this image), 1/200, F/7.1, 800 ISO.

Is there anything that I could have done differently to improve on this image?

 

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Freezing motion

Here is example of freezing motion.  I think this needs a redo.  The focus is not as sharp as I would like.  Critiques are welcome!

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Showing Motion

I am still working with on my first project for the course I am taking with NYIP.

Here is a photo that I am thinking of submitting to show motion.

My settings are f/5.6, 1.6s, 55mm, ISO200 Sony a65, minor edits.

Opinions/critiques welcome!

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New Beginnings for 2017

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?
1/60 sec. f/10 55mm

Photo 1 – Sony a65 SLT – 1/60 sec. f/10 55mm ISO 100

 

1/60 sec. f/13 55mm ISO 100

Photo 2 – Sony a65 SLT – 1/60 sec. f/13 55mm ISO 100

 

1/60 sec. f/10 55mm

Photo 3 – Sony a65 SLT – 1/60 sec. f/14 55mm ISO 100

 

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