Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Day 94

I was practicing with window light today. I didn't get any shots I was absolutely thrilled with (I had trouble focusing and keeping my reflector in place), but I got a few that were okay...

Caleb with natural light
This one is slightly out of focus, but the target was moving! (This was just window light - no reflector.)

Nathan natural light
Another one slightly out of focus, and for the same reason. You can see by his left hand that he was in motion. I did not have it set at a high enough shutter speed for that. (Window light - same window as above - with a reflector between me and him - I was holding it at an angle below my chin.)

Andrew natural light
I don't convert to black and white often because I haven't found a way to do it in Paint Shop Pro that doesn't look muddy. I like the contrast on Andrew's face in this shot, and I like the black and white because it takes away some the busyness of the background and his shirt. (This was essentially the same setup as the previous picture, although I think the reflector was slightly more behind Andrew.)

6 comments:

Sandra said...

Great practice shots. It's nice to be able to take pictures both with studio lights and natural light. Soon enough it will be so nice out that we will be able to play outside.

Fingers To Toes Photography said...

Great practice, I wish we had a window with enough natural light to give that a whirl...

Amanda said...

I love window light!! The 2nd one is my favorite as far as lighting. Very nice!

Mel said...

i love window light! Maybe you can rig a reflector stand so you won't have to try to do it all at the same time!

Thistle Creek Photography said...

Nice shots, looks like you had willing subjects!

Gina said...

nice!! what reflector do you use? I should try that, I think.

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