Despite having a chaotic day at work, I managed to take the first of my three photographs for my weekly assignment, which by the way is due tomorrow. My original plan for one of the photographs did not work out for a couple of reasons. First, it was dark when I left work, thus making it hard to take a clear shot without a tripod. Then I attempted to get the photograph I wanted, but when I turned on my camera it read "NO CARD DUMB DUMB." Ughhhhh... I was completely frustrated. I had to come up with something quick, so I stopped by Whole Foods on my way home in search of white flowers. There were a couple of options, but I wanted something cheap. The carnations were the best choice next to roses. I used black construction paper and a white vase for some pictures. I also used a black storage container for the background. Overall, I think I did pretty darn good! I managed to take one photo for my assignment and one for my photo of the day.
I probably shouldn't share this with you, but I kinda cheated on my assignment. As I mentioned yesterday, I tried to to take a couple of black and white photos in color, but they were a disaster! I searched for tips on line, but all I could find were examples and I really needed were how-to instructions. After about a hour of searching my brain started functioning and I remembered reading about auto lock exposure. Unfortunately, auto lock does not work on manual so I cheated and changed it to "P". I chose the aperture, manually focused the lens, adjusted my meter for the proper exposure of the flower, auto locked it and focused on the background.
I clicked the shutter and.........
Tadaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!! The picture came out perfect. All I had to do was adjust the temperature of the photo by making cooler. This helped brighten the white and remove any yellowish cast. You can see for yourself.
Feb 8, 2011
Black and White in Color
Here are the photos for my photography class project. I have to decide between the two.