Red: Day 2

by Calethia Baker January. 17, 2017 789 views

Tin of Altoids

The tin of Altoids I always have on my desk. I used my camera in manual mode and can even see in the corner the pad where I wrote some notes for the weekly theme :) ISO800, Shutter 1/3 second, aperture F3.5

Altoids Mints

This time I put the tin by a bright lamp. Thank for the advice Ben!  ISO80, shutter speed: 1/13, aperture: f4.0 

Join the conversation
There are 4 comments , add yours!
Ben Mckechnie 4 years, 6 months ago

You did it! Well done. The new photo has much less image noise and a more natural rendering of the colors.
Also, it was a good idea to rotate the can. This feels much more natural. Cheers Calethia!

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ben Mckechnie 4 years, 6 months ago

Hi Calethia. Thanks for entering the weekly theme! I see what you were going for with your composition. You've filled the frame with the Altoids can and you've got some strong diagonal lines. Would you care to share the settings you used for this image? ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. Thanks!

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Calethia Baker Replied to Ben Mckechnie 4 years, 6 months ago

ISO800, Shutter speed: 1/3 second and aperture: F3.5 (the largest aperture on my camera).

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ben Mckechnie Replied to Calethia Baker 4 years, 6 months ago

I see, thanks for sharing that info. I hope you don't mind me giving you some tips!
1/3 of a second is a bit too slow for shooting handheld. If your camera's light meter
was telling you 1/3 of a second for a correct exposure in manual mode, I'd suggest
increasing your ISO to 1600. Now, the thing is, you've already got a bit of 'noise'
which is the grainy look to the picture. This is caused by using high ISO settings.
Perhaps you could place the Altoids tin near a bright light source like a lamp, or try
placing it outside in daylight, then you could use a lower ISO and a faster shutter
speed, which would give you a crisp noise-free photo. I hope that helps. It can be
tricky shooting in low light indoors with a lens that goes to F3.5. How about trying
out some of my suggestions and posting the results? Cheers Calethia! :)

4 years, 6 months ago Edited