Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Short Lighting

Short light. For portrait, the direction of the light is on the side of the face turned away from the camera.

Adds a 3D effect to the image, makes the face look thinner and adds character to wrinkled faces.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Broad Lighting

Broad light. For portrait, the direction of the light is on the side of the face turned towards camera.

More flattering for older women reducing the sign of wrinkles.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Exposure Value

Exposure Value (EV)

standard power-of-2 exposure step

Apature:
1 1.4 2 2.8 4 5.6 8 11 16 22 32 45

Shutter Speed:
60 30 15 8 4 2 1 1/2 1/4 1/8 1/15 1/30 1/60 1/125 1/250 1/500 1/1000 1/2000 1/4000 1/8000

ISO:
50 100 200 400 800 1600 3200 6400 12800 25600 51200 102400

Monday, 7 September 2015

Table Top




These were done using a tripod, and multiple exposures stitched together.





Monday, 24 August 2015

Manual Exposure



A quick way to get a good exposure in tricky, high contrast lighting conditions is to take an exposure of the back of your own hand.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Gobo





An old Hollywood term, something between the light and the subject.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Depth of Field

Micro Four Thirds - APS-C - Full Frame


The smaller the format, the greater the depth of field.

A 25mm f1.4 on Micro Four Thirds is equivalent to 31mm f1.8 on APS-C and 50mm f2.8 on full frame.

http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/digital-camera-sensor-size.htm