Activity 3.1: Exposure compensation
Light and shade:
It looks as though the +1 had the best result here. Because it’s a very bright scene, with direct sunlight and a white wall, some of the darker shades are lost without the exposure compensation.
Activity 3.2: Black, white and 18% grey
+2 exposure compensation produced the best result here. The details of the chair are more visible where as it’s lost in the lighter or darker images.
For the white scene, the best image was with +2 exposure compensation, the shadows are lightened but the detail remains visible.
A final interesting observation is that the images all looked far brighter on my cameras LCD screen than they do on my computer screen.
For this exercise, we had to use a zoom lens, to capture a portrait image (i.e. photograph of a person) at wide-angle, normal and telephoto focal lengths.
Things to note:
This means I had to use two cameras to get the shots.
The Fujifilm XT10 has an APS-C sized sensor with a 1.5x crop factor. This means that:
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V has a sensor size is 1/2.3” (~ 6.16 x 4.62 mm) and crop factor is 5.62 (https://www.digicamdb.com/specs/sony_cybershot-dsc-hx200v/) which means that the lens has a Focal length (35mm equiv.): 27 – 810 mm.
This telephoto lens shot was the best shot by far. See below.
Tomorrow I’m heading to the park on a sunny day so will take the equivalent photos on landscape and post them here.
I set myself a somewhat challenging task, strolling through Berlin on a cloudy afternoon in search of pops of the colour yellow.
Luckily the sun made a brief appearance and I found a few interesting gelb subjects.
Here are the unedited images 👇🏼 and you can find a summary of what I’ve learned in module one of photo imaging at the end of the post.
Learnings from module one of Photo Imaging: