19 April, 2011

Assignment one.

Assignment one, of my photography class, is due tomorrow. We had to shoot some night photography scenes...the objective was to teach us about time exposure. 

So, I thought I would share with you what I took....and be honest...what do you think?
The plan was to get out and take some awesome shots of the city lights...but with the amount of rain we've been having, it was just not possible. So I had to improvise around the house and the garden.

A few people have asked me what I have learnt so far. Quiet a few things...but if I had to pick the two most a-ha moments:
One would be the internal light meter. I didn't even know it existed...and my goodness, it's the most brilliant thing!
...And two, get a tripod. I must admit, I thought this was a bit excessive...but what a massive difference it makes {Ness, aren't you proud}.

Very excited for my next class.


Ness at Drovers Run said...

That's a great way to learn about exposure is to shoot the same subject- and then adjust slightly each time. Might go have some practice myself actually!

and yes, totally proud! ;)

The Blessed Barrenness said...

What gorgeous photo's!

blackhuff said...

Great stuff you've learned so far. Very cool. Happy to read that you're enjoying yourself

Lynette Jacobs said...

You have inspired me to dig up my course book and go through all of it again...thank you my dear


Shayne said...

Love the way you've showcased them, you can def see the diff with the light exposure.

As L says, you've inspired me all over again - we may just learn through you again.

Can see you're having a ball with this!

Roz said...

WELL DONE! Amazing pics! :)

Kirsty said...

awesome Hayley. Please will you teach me a thing or too once you've finished your course? We have the same camera, so i can just learn from you :)
I even have a tripod.... but its still in its box :0

kbd said...

very nice! All these things are going to be stored at the back of your mind, and one day they will be instinct. So important to do this stuff! Can't wait to see more!

Haddock said...

As for the tripod, there are smaller and handy ones.
Yesterday I came across the "Gorilla Tripod" which can be twisted as per your requirement. When not in use you can put it in your pocket or hand bag !!