Experimentation after tutorial…

by am109145

After having all my questions answered in my tutorial and re-reading the notes taken from the group tutorial and soaking all this information in I decided to apply these new skills learnt and shoot some more photographs in a Manual mode. Taking into consideration and really focusing on the aperture, shutter speed and ISO setting when shooting indoors at night in a room with only a artificial light source.

Now that I have a better understanding of the correlation between the three elements I have experimented with these settings indoors. When shooting at night indoors I have learnt that I should start by adjusting my shutter speed to 1/60th of a second (which is a a good speed for handheld still life photography as it reduced handshake) and keeping this consistent when taking the set of photographs along with choosing a fairly wide aperture which for these photo’s range between a F-stop of 3.5-4.5.

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IMAGE 1 – ISO 400

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IMAGE 2 – ISO 500

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IMAGE 3 – ISO 640

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IMAGE 4 – ISO 800

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IMAGE 5 – ISO 1000

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IMAGE 6 – ISO 1250

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IMAGE 7 – ISO 1600

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IMAGE 8 – ISO 2000

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IMAGE 9 – ISO 2500

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IMAGE 10 – ISO 3200

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IMAGE 11 – ISO 4000

FINDINGS FROM EXPERIMENT:

– Using each ISO setting and taking a photograph on each has proven to beneficial as I can clearly see the difference in image quality.

– In low artificial light environment your shutter speed and aperture will stay constant and if the aperture is not adjustable you should change your ISO setting and further adjust the exposure according to the light metre.

– From the images above the best outcome is 10 and 11 the ISO setting is fairly high capturing however it is still capturing the reflecting shadows of the feathers and of the bookshelf onto the wall behind.

FURTHER EXPERIMENTS: Shown below are photographs using different subjects.

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IMAGE 1 – ISO 1600 – Shutter speed 1/60 – fstop 5

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IMAGE 2 – ISO 3200 – Shutter speed 1/60 – fstop 5

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IMAGE 3 – ISO 6400 – Shutter speed 1/60 – fstop 5

IMAGE 3 IS THE BEST OUTCOME OUT THE OF THE THREE IMAGES TAKEN ABOVE.

Further using other subjects with low light photography and a Manual shooting mode:

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IMAGE 1 – ISO 1600 – Shutter speed 1/60 – fstop 3.8

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IMAGE 2 – ISO 3200 – Shutter speed 1/60 – Fstop 3.8

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IMAGE 3 – ISO 6400 – Shutter speed 1/60 – fstop 3.8

BEST IMAGE = Image 3 

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IMAGE 1 – ISO 3200 – Shutter speed 1/60 – fstop 4

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IMAGE 2 – ISO 6400 – shutter speed 1/60 – fstop 4

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IMAGE 1 – ISO 5000 – Shutter speed 1/60 – fstop 4.5

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IMAGE 2 – ISO 6400 – Shutter speed 1/60 – fstop 5

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