This week we all met at winter wonderland to work on some more long exposure images with lights. Our main subject was the big wheel because of the lights and movement. Once we had all arrived we decided to go across the road to the car park as this looked a good position to take our 1st lot of shot's. From this vantage point we were able to recored movement in traffic as well as the big wheel and the rest of the fairground. After a couple of shots we moved onto a 2nd and 3rd location to capture the wheel from different positions. We all used tripods because of the long exposer times,it would of been impossible to get a sharp image without. All of us used the standard lens which came with our camera's but it would of been a better idea to use a 300mm lens as we remained outside the grounds. I did remember to fetch my Lensbaby Fisheye with me and got the moon and Jupiter just above the wheel in one of the images.
Ghost images. Shutter Speed 63secs. ISO 100. F - 29. Lens 18mm. Tripod, Shutter cable.
This week in college we shot some images with long exposure. We took it in turns to make ghost images, using a tripod and setting the shutter speed to 30secs. We then stood in front of the camera for 15secs then moved off, so the camera would only record a see through image of you. After a couple of shots we worked on them in Photoshop CS5. In groups we altered the image to make it look like it was shot in the late 1800s using filters like camera blur. I decided to try and do some more shots once i got home. I found a ghost mask and instead of moving off camera I thought it might look good moving around in front of the camera. I also used a torch to light up the mask making it a bit more eery looking.
I nipped out on my lunch break this afternoon to look for some shots for my end of year project themed on Seasons. Only had my Iphone with me but found a few nice leafy shots. Still unsure what path to go down with my project.
Using the rolls we developed last week Roger (lecture) showed us how to use the Enlarger and how to do a test print to work out the light exposure and aperture before we tried to print one. We placed the negative into a slide that slots into the Enlarger. Then switched the Enlarger on and focus the image. Next we placed a piece of light sensitive paper and exposed it to light blocking a section off every 2 secs to see which exposure made the best image. Once we done this we were all set to print off a print. Instead of using the trays to develop the prints we used the developer machine. All you have to do is slide the print in one end and it comes out developed the other end which takes only a few mins.