Photo 101: Week 3 Pictures

The assignment for Week 3 was to bring in two pairs of pictures, each taken at the maximum and minimum shutter speeds allowed by the camera in shutter priority, or time value mode. Because the two pictures had to be composed identically, photographers (somehow I qualify as one, maybe?) were limited to taking pictures in the early morning or late afternoon (neither of which times were particularly good for me), which meant the light wasn't perfect for good slow shutter speed shots. Still, I think most of the class did very well in choosing subjects. We had bouncing balls, toy helicopters, a clock, some birds, and a night shot of a highway at a slow shutter speed and a slightly faster shutter speed.

I learned two things specifically: One, that people are drawn to pictures of water taken at slow shutter speeds, and that dust on your sensor really shows through on slow shutter and small aperture. I have since learned how to lock the mirror on Nicky and clean her sensor (with a bulb, not with anything fancy or expensive or risky).

All in all, not an exciting week, but I can see how I would want to use this in the future.



Photo 101: Week 3 - Waterfall / slow shutter

Photo 101: Week 3 - Waterfall / slow shutter


Photo 101: Week 3 - Waterfall / fast shutter

Photo 101: Week 3 - Waterfall / fast shutter


Photo 101: Week 3 - Rocking Chair / slow shutter

Photo 101: Week 3 - Rocking Chair / slow shutter


Photo 101: Week 3 - Waterfall / fast shutter

Photo 101: Week 3 - Waterfall / fast shutter




a quickr pickr post




Still waiting for all your marvelous shutter speed pictures in the comments. Anyone?

Posted bythemikestand at 8:12 PM  

2 stepped up to the mike:

bethany actually said... 8:52 PM, February 05, 2008  

I have no photos to share. But I really like both the slow shutter-speed photos. The rocking-chair one is kinda ghostly and eerie. :-)

doow said... 6:43 AM, February 06, 2008  

I don't have a fancy bulb, I just blow onto my sensor to get rid of dust. The added fear of accidentally spitting on the sensor keeps the adrenaline pumping.

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