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tomorrowstreasures
10-12-2008, 12:28 PM
Since natural light is deep into it's waning cycle, how about the idea of
natural, low light with no flash for one of the month's assignments and then maybe the opposite for the other - meaning - way too much light of any kind, then making the proper adjustments to compensate. This should be an actual do-it during-the-month assignment. I realize that there are those who are way past this kind of assignment, but there are plenty who would benefit from the topic. Perhaps those with more expertise could be the tip givers and or illustrate good method.

Ben H
10-12-2008, 01:55 PM
Sounds like a great idea to me, and I'd like to participate in that.

One of the things I'm discovering, moving from a point and shoot to a dSLR, is that light which I'd previously considered unshootable in (because of my camera performance) is now fair game, so it's changing a lot of my ideas about where the lines are, especially in terms of low light. For instance, I'd always wanted to do some light-trail stuff, but have never really been able to. The other day, I stopped off on the motorway and gave it a quick and dirty try and got a whole bunch of interesting results:-

http://www.benhall.co.uk/pics/light01.jpg

http://www.benhall.co.uk/pics/light02.jpg

(I know this stuff is cliche, but it's more about me trying stuff out and getting to know what I can expect from my camera and the light conditions, settings etc).

So yeah, consider it a vote from me, anyway! ;)

Marko
10-12-2008, 07:43 PM
Lowlight without flash is a great idea for sure - I'm game for that.

Way too much light though is a confusing concept as way too much light normally means overexposure which is bad. This might be challenging for some but what about Hi-Key photographs (basically a predominance of white or light tones in the entire image).
I'm totally open though.

tomorrowstreasures
10-13-2008, 10:01 AM
Lowlight without flash is a great idea for sure - I'm game for that.

Way too much light though is a confusing concept as way too much light normally means overexposure which is bad. This might be challenging for some but what about Hi-Key photographs (basically a predominance of white or light tones in the entire image).
I'm totally open though.


Yes, that sounds great to me!

tomorrowstreasures
10-13-2008, 10:02 AM
Sounds like a great idea to me, and I'd like to participate in that.

One of the things I'm discovering, moving from a point and shoot to a dSLR, is that light which I'd previously considered unshootable in (because of my camera performance) is now fair game, so it's changing a lot of my ideas about where the lines are, especially in terms of low light. For instance, I'd always wanted to do some light-trail stuff, but have never really been able to. The other day, I stopped off on the motorway and gave it a quick and dirty try and got a whole bunch of interesting results:-

http://www.benhall.co.uk/pics/light01.jpg

http://www.benhall.co.uk/pics/light02.jpg

(I know this stuff is cliche, but it's more about me trying stuff out and getting to know what I can expect from my camera and the light conditions, settings etc).

So yeah, consider it a vote from me, anyway! ;)

Ben H - wonderful examples of light play!

tegan
10-14-2008, 07:47 PM
Since natural light is deep into it's waning cycle, how about the idea of
natural, low light with no flash for one of the month's assignments and then maybe the opposite for the other - meaning - way too much light of any kind, then making the proper adjustments to compensate. This should be an actual do-it during-the-month assignment. I realize that there are those who are way past this kind of assignment, but there are plenty who would benefit from the topic. Perhaps those with more expertise could be the tip givers and or illustrate good method.

I would suggest for the rest of the month assignment unnatural low light as in creating an apparent low light photo.

Tegan

tomorrowstreasures
10-15-2008, 11:24 AM
I would suggest for the rest of the month assignment unnatural low light as in creating an apparent low light photo.

Tegan
Huh? I so don't get it, Tegan. Can you post an example for the :confused: here?

tegan
10-15-2008, 05:25 PM
Huh? I so don't get it, Tegan. Can you post an example for the :confused: here?

OK...way back when, we used to shoot sunsets at 3 in the afternoon, if the sun was in the right location. It was a simple manner of combining underexposure with a filter that was used for shooting indoor film outdoors. The result was an orange sunset.

Now of course, a mid day shot can be transformed into a night shot perhaps with moonlight through any number of approaches including filters, shooting through dark transparent glass or plastic, solarization, as well as selective darkening and a whole raft of postprocessing methods.

Perhaps no one is ready for this kind of experimentation with creativity. Just a thought!

Tegan

tomorrowstreasures
10-16-2008, 08:21 AM
OH! That sounds really neat!! Marko, what do you think?

Marko
10-20-2008, 10:49 PM
Seems interesting enough to me, I'm game for whatever the majority wants to try.

PKMax
10-21-2008, 02:18 AM
Cool idea :) I'm up for a bit of that heh

Marko
11-01-2008, 11:55 AM
Ok assignment #1 for november has been posted here
http://www.photography.ca/Forums/showthread.php?p=7275

any suggestions for November's second assignment?

thx - Marko

Marko
11-15-2008, 08:15 AM
Sorry I haven't been contributing to the assignments.... My head is just not in it this month. Next month I'll be more 'here'.

This this is the middle of the month - any suggestions for assignment 2?

thx
Marko

kiley9806
11-15-2008, 11:24 PM
anybody else have a severe season change? we did here in northern alberta - "snow" would be good for me!

Marko
11-16-2008, 10:22 AM
We could call assignment 2 "change of season" ....just a thought...

any other suggestions?

M