Imitation is Flattery "Class Assignment"

by Christopher Billings October. 14, 2017 1071 views

Christopher T Billings | "Habanero Pepper #8" | Nikon D3300 DSLR 1/100sec f5.6 52mm 3200 ISO Monochromatic InCamera Setting | Inspired by Edward Weston's "Pepper #30".  I chose to imiate Weston for this 1st picture of the assignment because I saw it 30+ years ago and thought it was unusual and fun.

Christopher T Billings | "Habanero Pepper #8" | Nikon D3300 DSLR 1/100sec f5.6 52mm 3200 ISO Monochromatic InCamera Setting | Inspired by Edward Weston's "Pepper #30". I chose to imiate Weston for this 1st picture of the assignment because I saw it 30+ years ago and thought it was unusual and fun.

Christopher T Billings | "Apple Tree at Night" | Nikon D3300 DSLR 25secs f3.5 18mm 3200 ISO Lightpainted with LED Lantern | I love night & astronomy related photography. I followed some examples in a book, "Photography: Night Sky" by Jennifer Wu & James Martin. Top notch book for night sky tips.

Christopher T Billings | "Apple Tree at Night" | Nikon D3300 DSLR 25secs f3.5 18mm 3200 ISO Lightpainted with LED Lantern | I love night & astronomy related photography. I followed some examples in a book, "Photography: Night Sky" by Jennifer Wu & James Martin. Top notch book for night sky tips.

Christopher T Billings | "Peppers and Tomatoes, In Preparation..." | Nikon D3300 DSLR 20secs f22 32mm 3200ISO Monochromatic InCamera Setting | I got to work with Ruby Palmer, a NY based artist in January 2017 on a sculptural installation I now follow on Instagram. Her'morning table' photos inspired.

Christopher T Billings | "Peppers and Tomatoes, In Preparation..." | Nikon D3300 DSLR 20secs f22 32mm 3200ISO Monochromatic InCamera Setting | I got to work with Ruby Palmer, a NY based artist in January 2017 on a sculptural installation I now follow on Instagram. Her'morning table' photos inspired.


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Christopher Billings 2 years, 2 months ago

I had trouble getting this photo "just right".  I wasn't able to capture the range of value that Weston captured in his version, but I think the overall idea came through.  I had set the camera originally with an 8 second exposure instead of the faster 1/100 second that this "8th" version ended up being captured at.  My camera was being stubborn and not letting me shoot without the flash for the longest time. Also the original f/stop was set to the smallest it would go to.  So I had to settle on the 1/100s and f5.6 setting.  then I realized that Weston captured his at 8 MINUTES and not the 8 SECONDS that I was trying to do.  That's why my camera was telling me I needed the flash because it was faster with a smaller aperture opening.  The longer exposure would have compensated for the smaller aperture.  Duh!  Anyway, My camera liked me better when I opened the aperture to the larger 5.6.  Total respect for Weston trying "30" times to get the right exposure, etc.

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