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Angle Fun

Angle Fun

Moments That Matter: lesson 5: topic 1: what’s your angle? When I first read this lesson I was soo daunted, “Oh no!” I thought, “Robyn’s really kicked it up a notch, I’m so out of my depth” and then I found, it was lots of fun and I fell in love with angles, I really did. Early morning light and angles thus far are my true loves:) I asked the children for ... »

Scrambling With Indoor Light

Scrambling With Indoor Light

Moments That Matter: lesson 4: topic 5: low light and indoor Indoor light has long been a complete weak area for me. So whilst the pics I’m submitting might have weak areas still for me they are a 200% improvement, seriously. I spent quite alot of time (and many photos) trying to discover the best settings in manual mode for indoor photos, still a long way from nailing it but understanding a... »

Adjusting the Colour of Light

Adjusting the Colour of Light

Moments That Matter: lesson 4: topic 4: the colour of light Oh wow, a whole new game changer. Colours began to be alot crisper when I ‘got it’ other times I was playing and playing with settings and checking and re-taking but by the end I was starting to get colours I was much happier with. Image 1 – iso 800 shutter 1/30 ap 3.26 Taken about 7am on a rainy morning. Had the spot me... »

Stretching Myself with Backlighting

Stretching Myself with Backlighting

Moments That Matter: lesson 4: topic 3: backlighting Switching to manual was harder than I thought, so much to think of and suspect I’m still fumbling some. First tried to shoot with the afternoon light, disaster, it was nearly 5pm and overcast and nothing but dark pics in manual, in aperture setting the pictures were visible but no backlighting effect. Then I tried early morning light with ... »

Loving Soft Light

Loving Soft Light

Moments That Matter: lesson 4: topic 2: soft light Took these pics early in the morning at 7am, we’d had rain the night before so very soft morning light. set iso at 200 but did wonder later if 400 would have been better for morning light. What do you think? Image 1 – iso 200, ap 3.26, shutter 1/90 Pleased I caught catch lights on Genevieve’s eyes, soft and dreamy. She’s pr... »

Working With Hard Light

Working With Hard Light

Moments That Matter: lesson 4: topic 1: hard light Found the info here so helpful! Hadn’t realised some of it before, so was careful it what I was shooting. Took these photos on our property at about 1pm on a slightly overcast day, sun kept peaking in and out. image 1- iso 64 ap 3.26 shutter 1/110 Sebastian was happy to go for a walk with me, one of those shots that you know as you click are... »

Playing with Lenses

Playing with Lenses

Moments That Matter: lesson 3: topic 6: which lens…which focal length? This lesson was harder than I expected and I feel as if I’m only slightly getting the hang of it. Another skill to add to the knowledge kit, it’s really all starting to feel like driving a manual, and just when I get the hang of it we add a new skill:) Part of the challenge was trying to get my lad to sit still, he ... »

Catchlights

Catchlights

Moments That Matter: lesson 3: topic 5: simply eyes Image 1 – 1/420 iso 200 ap 3.26 Mariah, so pleased with this shot, of the dozens I took it turned out my first shot was the best. All 4 images taken on an overcast afternoon. Image 2 – 1/180 iso 200 ap 3.26 Genevieve, her face is everchanging from photo to photo happy with the catchlights here Image 3 – 1/350 iso 200 ap 3.26 Sax... »

Frames and Lines

Frames and Lines

Moments That Matter: lesson 3: topic 4: frames, lines, shape and colour Image 1 – Light Horse Brigade 1/250 iso 64 3.26 Was hard to capture the long line of 150 horses, but awesome moment Image 2 – Exploring the Creek 1/450 iso200 3.26 difficult lighting in the creek bed but accidentally found that grass blades made a great frame Image 3- Wandering Home 1/1100 iso 800 3.26 the shadows ... »

Rule of Thirds & Room to Move

Rule of Thirds & Room to Move

Moments That Matter: lesson 3: topic 3: rule of thirds and room to move Image 1- Love this one, two brothers, never too old to play:) whilst I got the rule of thirds I didn’t get alot of space for room to move, struggled with that with all actually. Understood the concept but… just couldn’t manage to combine the two. iso 400, speed 1/2000, ap 3.26 Image 2 – Sebastian playin... »

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