Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Kevin at their ranch

Kevin allowed me to come to their ranch and take pictures for class this week. Thanks very much Kevin for being such a great model!

Our assignment in Photography 112 is to use the flash on our camera. Up until this point in time we have only been allowed to use available light.

Now, I have to take 5 pictures using flash.

We can turn in:

1. One picture as flash as the only light source.

2. One picture with the flash as the main light source with ambient light.

3. One picture with flash as a fill light source with available light.

4. One picture using flash to balance indoor light with door light. (This is the assignment I attempted with Kevin)

5. One picture with slow shutter spead and camera movement.

I have a Canon 580EX Speedlight that I have never even taken out of the box that I bought about 4 years ago.I have never done anything like this before. This is one assignment I don't think I'm going to make a A on.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Checking out Chicago

Chicago is a wonderful place to visit. This past weekend was the first time I had ever seen the Great Lakes. It was an emotional moment for me.

We stayed in the Drake Hotel and experienced High Tea! Having drinks on the 96th floor of Hancock Tower and watching the sun go down was a new high. The tour of the 26 homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright was inspiring. Each morning we got up at 5:00 am to catch the sun rising over Lake Michigan. I can count the number of sunrises I've seen in my lifetime on my fingers and toes! One day we did the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Photography. My feet were complaining the entire time but my eyes were wide open in amazement. Navy Pier was cold in April but you could still feel the excitement building for the new summer season approaching.

Last but not least, we shopped the Magnificient Mile. I didn't buy anything but I went into the stores in the true fashion of the country mouse going to the city mouse's city. I was overwhelmed.

From the pictures you will be able to tell that our assignment this week was show/stop motion. We got home at 11 pm on Sunday and I had to have 4 pictures perfectly printed for class on Tuesday morning. I made it. My pictures are turned in and me and my feet are now resting.

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