Friday, 25 March 2011

Photo's of my Final Sculpture Task 1

These are just some of the photos I took of my final sculpture in the University workshop using professional techniques. The equipment used to create these images were;
  • A Nikon D60 Camera set on manual. 
  • A large infinity background (a large background with no corners just one large curve).
  • And 2 adjustable lamps. These had 5 separate light bulbs in them which were al controllable with switches so you could determine how bright/ dark the set will be, by switching off individual bulbs. 
in the photography work shops we were taught how the aperture (the lens that opens and closes to let more or less light in) work together with the shutter speed to control how much and fast the light hits the film inside the camera. 

I learnt that the larger the aperture the more light is let in and you need to have a smaller f-stop. The smaller the aperture he less light is aloud in so which means you have a higher f-stop. the f-stops range from. 

f2.8, f4, f5.6, f8, f11, f16, f22, f32. Each one of these allows in half or double the amount of light depending on ow large or small your aperture is. 

I also learnt that the shutter speed of the camera effects the quality of the image. the shutter speed is measured in factions of a second which also like the halves or doubles the amount of light let to the nex faction just like the aperture does. 

We also learnt how to a just the setting s to what you require. WE used the cameras on manual mode. This allows you to set the white balance, ISO rating, Focus mode and the metering mode. 

I found these new techniques difficult to pick up as I have only had a very limited amount of photography experience, but from what I have learn in the workshop was very useful to me and has helped me to gain an interest in wanting to learn more about photography as it would be a use skill to learn in this field of work. 

The images below are just a few of the end results from this photography session. 

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