|Working on my bokeh.|
|Artsy close up of our tree.|
|Christmas and babies threw up on our fridge.|
|Garnished with sesame seeds and served with a side of white rice.|
(Yes, I know brown rice is healthier, but I grew up on the white stuff.)
|Pumpkin cupcakes from Baby J's shower. |
(Baby J will now be known as Baby M. J was her last initial, now we know her first name!)
This ten-week course is an intensive and thorough foundation that will help you produce more effective and consistent results using natural, ambient, and found light sources. It provides a complete review of essential camera functions including meter, exposure, histogram, highlight alert, dynamic range, autofocus, drive/advance, and white balance as well as strategies for addressing a variety of different and challenging lighting and subject situations indoors and out. Quantity, contrast, color, and direction of light are discussed in detail. Additionally, the course will provide instruction for backlit subjects, using window light, and the use of a reflector for fill, accent, and background lighting, helping you to use existing light effectively in your photographs.To be honest, I wanted to take Creative Lighting II so that I could learn how to use a flash. But according to the website, you had to take this course before tackling the flash course. I said to myself "It can hurt have a strong foundation in the basics." At least the second half of the syllabus sounded neat.
|All images are straight out of camera (SOOC) and have not been retouched. |
Top: Looking down from the observation deck of the Willis Tower, Chicago. Photo is too flat in terms of contrast.
Middle: Chicago at night looking towards Lake Michigan. The photos is a bit dark.
Bottom: Baby D. I didn't compensate for being in the shadows, so all my photos had a blue-ish tint.
|Image SOOC. Should have changed the metering mode. My camera took into consideration |
the super bright (white) sky underexposing the actual focal point (image on the camera's LCD)
|Black bean burger - black bean patty, baby spinach, and guacamole, |
on a sandwich thin (it's either whole wheat or multi-grain).
|Black bean patty topped with spicy mayo and guacamole on a bed of baby spinach. |
Served with chicken-mango-jalapeno sausage and roasted baby carrots.
|The Handmade Home|
|Our first look, and one of my favorites. Jason Angelini Photography|
|How adorable are these little ballet slippers? Baby H is 8 weeks old.|
(I think I cropped this photo in too tight..)
|Bonnie Tsang Photography|
|HGTV Dream House 2011 - Master Bedroom via HGTV|
|Our set up. personal photo|
|via Nothing But Bonfires|
|Original tent location. (personal photo)|
|I was hoping this spot between the trees would be a possibility. (personal photo)|
|Our tent all lit up. Photo by DJ Raffi Music and Lighting Productions via Marrero Events.|
|Me in a giant clog. Amsterdam 2005.|