Day 8 - Sharpening the skills

by Catherine Amelie Meury January. 18, 2018 994 views

Today, I was inspired by this piece of great photography from the New York Times: Inside One of America's Last Pencil Factories. When you look at each photography, you see the hard work, the details, the mastering of both the photographer and the factory workers.

So, I took my colouring pencils out and sharpened them all. A flat tip would not be quite beautiful to the eye. And for the first time, I changed my lense to my kit lense, EFS 18-135mm. I discovered I could move away from the subject...Now, I'm not quite clear on the impact of different lenses. I'm going to read up on it and experience with it.

My sharpening skills.

My sharpening skills.

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Geert Hvid 1 year, 10 months ago

Hi, ref your comments on my blog, I think you are on the right track. I would suggest:
1) first you decide, what is your focus. What need to be sharp to tell the story in the picture. What about the foreground / background, do you want them blurred or sharp.
2) Decide on your camera settings to get the wanted result. Take the picture(s).
3) Postprocessing to enhance your vision from #1.

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Catherine Amelie Meury Replied to Geert Hvid 1 year, 10 months ago

You are right Geert. I have to be a little more focus myself about what photo I want to take. I've been playing around but I need to be more deliberate . I find it hard because I don't master the exposure triangle...Still trying to get it. In the session for example, I went to shutter speed priority mode. I selected a high speed for sharpness and then the picture went dark...Oh, play with the ISO and bang, there was light. So, I'm still figuring things out.

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Lisa Britton 1 year, 10 months ago

Great Photos

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Catherine Amelie Meury Replied to Lisa Britton 1 year, 10 months ago


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