Science Museum

Science Museum

8 week online workshop
lesson 5
1: Seeing creativly

The science museum was quite a challenge in low light. I did manage to get a few good photos out of it though. I spent the time trying to think about different angles and how to get different shots. The first shot I really liked, the second one was a no – go. It looks too weird. I’ll need more practice with getting low.

ISO 3200 (ouch – so noisy!)
ss 1/100

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27 years old from Saint Paul MN (US). I have a 3 year old daughter, a son in heaven who would be 2, and 1 year old identical twin sons! I've been with my husband for 10 years but we've only been married since August 2013. I have always loved photography and just 5 months ago upgraded from my point n shoot to a canon t3 DSLR. I'm in love!


  1. I can’t wait to see what you can do when you get outside 🙂 Is it getting any warmer yet?
    Nice work with low light, high ISO, creative composition. I agree that the first one is good and the second not so much. But this is digital so, hey, doesn’t matter! Toss it and keep playing. This lesson gives you permission to have fun and see what you get. So not every one is going to be a keeper. I will say though that I still want you to watch your backgrounds for distractions even when you’re using different angles. Both of these (mainly the second) have things that draw my eye away from your daughter. And I’d love to see some catchlights – I know I’m asking a lot but that’s my job 🙂

    • Hey, it’s your job to challenge and teach so challenge away! I knew that second one would have background distractions, they had a lot of shiny things hanging from the ceiling. But I went for the creative angle anyway. I do need to watch, I didn’t worry too much about the background of the first because it was much darker than her. It’ll be so much easier when I have more say in what my backgrounds are and where I’m shooting.

      And yes, it’s a little warmer. It’s about 30F now (I don’t know what that is Celsius) still very cold and below freezing but we’re getting there!

  2. The first photo is really lovely – her skin looks so good and the angle means you’re looking straight into those big dark eyes.

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