Forming My Foundation

by Eric Dion January. 05, 2017 1197 views



ver the past few weeks, I have looked over my previous work to identify some fundamentals that needed to be changed, tweaked, and altered. By starting fresh with a new camera body, It's apparent that previous issues encountered with the 1d will be drastically different with this Sony. Although the work below I feel is better than before, this set proved to challenge me in other ways. My attempt at tweaking the auto focus adjustments and iso settings with the a77ii was substantially more than what was required with the Canon. I knew that the sharpness was not where I wanted it to be prior to the shoot, and in my haste, I also decided to use a higher iso with the low lighting. These two factors became apparent once the images were being post processed in light room. I always re-evaluate my work, and I tend to be very subjective. I like to look at my work with an outside perspective in an effort to help with honing my vision. In a past blog I spoke about slowing down. The work below although decent in my eyes, could have been better if I had slowed down to take these factors into consideration before I left the house. Now granted, it was freaking 20 degrees outside that morning and I was still acclimating myself with the new body. Also, the auto focus mode within the body was over-focusing the sharpest points. If I just used a tripod with a slower shutter speed and lower iso, the images would have been sharper. Being bundled up in a drainage ditch at 6:00 in the morning, I looked like Randy from A Christmas Story waiting impatiently to pop up to release that shutter at sunrise. In all honesty my excitement got the best of me. There's always next time right?

20mm, 1.0s, @ f/11, ISO 1600

20mm, 1/20, @ f/11, ISO 1600

20mm, 0.4s, @ f/11, ISO 1600

20mm, 1/13, @ f/11, ISO 1600

20mm, 1/60, @ f/11, ISO 1600

10mm, 1/50, @ f/22, ISO 1600

20mm, 1/60, @ f/11, ISO 640

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Jill Bahm 3 years, 1 month ago

Very nice - I really like picture #5! Good luck with the new camera - and the slowing down (a challenge for me also!).

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Eric Dion Replied to Jill Bahm 3 years, 1 month ago

Thank you Jill. I really enjoy your work as well. Your very good with lines and framing with architecture.

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