Monthly Archives: January 2012

The lighting angle

This was without a doubt the most difficult and frustrating exercise I have attempted so far.  Difficult because I found the juggling of flash and diffuser quite tricky.  I tried a variety of flashes; my SB 600 with a sync cord that … Continue reading

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Softening the light

This is the first of the exercises on photographic lighting and it wasn’t entirely successful, I think for a number of reasons. Without diffuser I chose two different subjects, a lit candle and a glass of wine, neither particularly easy … Continue reading

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This whole ‘light’ thing

I have found accessing material that talks specifically about light and its qualities in photography quite difficult, maybe because it is one of the key components of photography that you can’t do without so successful photographers take it for granted.  … Continue reading

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Outdoors at night

The pictures used for this activity were taken in Florence, Sorrento and the last few, London, just coming up to Christmas.   The exercise in introduced by saying that the aim is to explore the variety of different lighting effects and … Continue reading

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Tungsten and fluorescent lighting

I did my best with this exercise but I’m not sure how successful I have been, not very I suspect.  I do understand that tungsten and fluorescent lighting produces very different outcomes when you take a photo and I have … Continue reading

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Cloudy weather and rain

Up until fairly recently I wouldn’t even have taken my camera out with me if it was raining.  Partly this was because I would be taking pictures of places I was visiting and the flat grey light does little for landscapes.  … Continue reading

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Twilight

All of the pictures included in this post were taken in either Florence or Sorrento in October of this year.  I purchased a small portable tripod before we went and made very good use of it.  Having re-read the section … Continue reading

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