Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Photography class

I'm just now finishing up a photography class at Samford After Sundown on Alternative Lighting. It is basically on photographing things in the dark, using alternative lighting such as window light, car lights, flashlights, etc. to get the desired effect. It's been fun, even if some of the photos used only things like off camera flashes. I'm going to post a few of what I consider my best from the class.

For this shot I tried to get the exposure for the moon right and then use a flash to fill in the tree which would have normally been just a black silhouette. The wierd clouds came because it was a rather long exposure and the clouds were moving by, thus appearing streaked on the image. I wound up having to lighten the image to get the leaves bright enough, and that blew out the moon, so I had to combine two images and merge in a moon with a lower exposure than the tree. This was almost the unanimous pick of the class as the best one I took for the course. Others to follow.




2 comments:

Nikki Beaumont said...

Wow! I totally love this moon shot! Good work. It has a creepy goodness about it that I thoroughly enjoy.

Eeyore said...

Nikki,
Thanks, I think this was my favorite shot for that class. I had to do a minor amount of photoshop to get the exposure right for the moon and the tree, but it did come out eerie.