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Tripods and Supports
Holding the Camera
Important Camera Settings
Next Steps for Photography
Here are two photos of the moon that I took with a tripod. Canon 70D, 300mm (70-300mm zoom), f11, ISO 100. First photo at 1/125 sec. Second photo at 1/60 sec. I used mirror lockup and a 10 second timer to minimize vibration. I like the color of the first photo, but I think the detail is a bit better in the second photo.
Great colors. I like all of them. Tilted up is so dramatic.
Oops. I forgot a neutral photo.
These photos are also from when I started this course during the summer. For the tilt-right photo, I decided to play with the perspective by lining up the wall and overhang of the pavillion to be square to the photo. I like that the left side of the photo is square with the frame while the rest of the photo is tilted.
I started this course over the summer and never completed it. I took these photos from my office window with my Canon 70D f6.3, 1/25 sec. 50mm. The color temperature settings range from 2500K to 10000K. Outdoors, I usually set the white balance to 4700K. Indoors, it depends on the light. I took some photos at the local art museum and the lighting was so cool that my photos looked like I set my WB to 10000K. I had to set my WB to 3700K (slightly cooler looking than photo #2) to get the paintings to look natural.
I like so many things about this photo, not just because I like anything with mountains and rivers in it. The rock wall in the foreground and the rock barrier in the background add a lot of interest. I also like that you did not try to line up your pup's nose in the crook of the wall. Also, even if this is just a happy accident, I like how the slope of your pup's snout matches the slope of the hill directly above it.
I went on a photo "swivel." I spun my chair around to look out the window. After a few unsuccessful attempts capturing this image, I opened the window, took the screen out, and attached my monopod. I was a point-and-shoot person my whole life until I broke open the piggy bank last year and purchased a Canon 70D with two lenses. I shot this at 135mm with the 18-135mm lens. The kit also came with a 70-300mm lens. I love this class because you focus on the joy of photography. I lug my camera backpack everywhere I go because it helps me look at everything, especially the mundane, from multiple perspectives.
Great photo. I feel like I am in the tree. I like how I get a sense of the depth of the scene.
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