The objective of this project is to experience taking low light photos.
Take a picture inside your house at night using incandescent lighting. Have a person read a book or pose for you. Take a picture of the same scene with the flash.
I have reduced the quality in Adobe Photoshop to reduce the file size of these photos to roughly 700 kb. The picture was taken with Shutter Speed = 1/160 sec, Aperture = 1.8, and ISO 6400 (which will account for the grainy-ness).
Low light photo.
- I cheated a bit here… I had just bought a 50mm lens, and used it here. Had I used my kit lens, the scene would have been too dark.
- When I’m doing homework assignments, I should probably bring the assignment description with me, as I forgot to do the flash picture follow-up. However, I have done other low light pictures with the flash, and typically I get large shadows in the background, and washed out faces.
Verdict: At this point it’s been over 6 months since I took the class, and started these homework assignments. Had I done this sooner, I would have followed the instructions. But at this point I was pretty much ready to move on. I was able to take a decent low-lighting photograph with people, and so I’ve decided that Project 3b is a success.
I have a few more homework assignments that I have not tried. But at this point, I’m about to take the next class (intermediate photography) and so I’ve decided to move on. The next series of posts will likely be assignments from the new class.
Until then, all the best!