Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Straight from the Camera - A Kensington Adventure

A few of us at work decided to form a sort of mini camera club to encourage us to get out and shoot and to also share knowledge, information and provide constructive criticism of each others images. Today we headed to Kensington to do our shoot this week. Today we had just one rule: we had to shoot JPG and we have to present our images straight from camera with no editing.  Ideally I'd tweak the levels a bit in post however these aren't too bad. I used my 50 mm f/1.8 throughout the day as I feel that its a lens I don't use often enough.

One of the things I like to shoot (when I don't have in particular to shoot) is things with a notable texture like this old power pole.  (ISO 200, f/2.8, 1/800 second)

I also try to look for patterns. This one is a little underexposed but its not too terrible given the subject matter: (ISO 200, f/1.8, 1/3200 second)

We also took turns posing for each other. Here's Charles in the foreground with Bao in the background.  Kensington has some interesting buildings with wild vibrant colors. I have yet to shoot it but the alley behind the Chicken on the Way has this terrific blue wall.  (ISO 200, f/2.8, 1/1000 second)

You can always get interesting shots in reflections. Unfortunately, this particular puddle had a fair bit of slush in it and it happened to line up with Bao's face. It was still a fun shot so I felt it was worth keeping. (ISO 200, f/2.8, 1/1000 second)

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