Peaches

Peaches
Hello! Here is my picture take with my Nikon D3100 taken at 55mm, some settings were: ISO – 200 Aperature – f/5.6 Shutter Speed – 1/1250 Read More »

Reply To: Cup of Coffee

Great Picture! i think if you took it from a little lower of an angle it would be good, but there might have been something in the background you didn’t want to be in the picture (I know the feeling 😉 ). Also maybe a little more light on the coffee cup, because to me it seems like the beans are the main... Read More »

Reply To: Lambs

Actually, it is the opposite – remember it is a mirror so the lower you get the more “up” you see in the mirror. Of course! Actually, last night I originally wrote, “So if I were lying flat on the ground looking up into the lamb’s eyes, I would see the catch light more.” And then I reflected again... Read More »

Reply To: Lambs

Wow, that is fantastic @dfrazer! Thank you for the diagram. Things make so much more sense when it’s visual vs being typed out! Looking forward to giving a few more ideas during the webinar today,... Read More »

Reply To: Lambs

Actually, it is the opposite – remember it is a mirror so the lower you get the more “up” you see in the mirror. I would have to think about the size a bit more. Practically speaking, you’ve got it! And the surface of water droplets work the same way, as do glossy balls and marbles. I would... Read More »

Reply To: Lambs

Ah! That is really helpful! So, if I understand correctly, positioning myself higher up in the above case and shooting downward into the lamb’s eye would have brought the catch light lower in the eye since that would lower the reflected horizon? Also, looking at your diagram, would having the light source at... Read More »

Reply To: Lambs

Reply To: Lambs
One way of thinking about catchlights is to imagine that the eye as a spherical mirror. The catchlight is the reflection of the brightest thing reflected. You need to position the brightest light in such a place that it will reflect off the eye and back into the camera. On the same note, the apparent size of the... Read More »

Lambs

Lambs
I took a bunch of photos recently of our three little orphans: Raspberry, Strawberry, and Blueberry. In all my photos I seem to have trouble getting a catch light, but the days I shot were cloudy. How do you get a catch light in the eye on a cloudy day? Also, any ideas about post-processing these... Read More »

Reply To: Cup of Coffee

Nice photo! I would prefer to see it from a slightly lower angle, but that is my preference. (I also prefer tea over coffee.) If you want to see the steam a lower angle could also help in that you could put the cup near the edge of the bench and make the background perfectly black. To do this, you can place a black... Read More »

Cup of Coffee

Cup of Coffee
Hi! 🙂 Here’s a picture I recently took of a cup of coffee. I was originally trying for a picture with steam, but when that didn’t work, I decided to try and just get a good picture without steam. I took the picture in our shed, so that means I could get the wooden bench it’s on! 🙂 I had a light... Read More »

Reply To: Tie

Reply To: Tie
@jinnyschober, here’s an edited version – jeans taken out. And you’re right, I could NOT find the angle I used last time! It was so pathetic and aggravating lol Thanks for your... Read More »

Reply To: Video Tips for a DSLR?

@buddingphotographer, Thank you for all the tips, they are all great thoughts! On the lens note, I have a 18-55 mm lens. Do you think if it is zoomed all the way in to 55 it will still distort faces? If I need it, I also have a 70 – 300mm lens, but I would prefer not to use it for this project. I’ll... Read More »

Reply To: Video Tips for a DSLR?

I don’t really know what categories of tips you’re looking for, but here are a few miscellaneous tips, in no particular order. 🙂 Make sure you’ve got good audio. (From the limited research I did online, looks like the D5300 isn’t the greatest at recording. If you have access to a portable... Read More »

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