Thursday, October 16, 2008

Existing light

Class this week was about existing light conditions and shooting at night w/o flash. Learned a pretty cool trick where you have a long exposure for taking say, fireworks, and you cover or reveal the lens with a hat to create a multi-exposed image. Also learned that when you shoot the moon you should use daylight settings because the full moon is actually really bright, especially if you are able to use a long focal length to have it fill the frame. Need to do more shooting!

Monday, October 13, 2008


Pretty sweet video podcast from Magnum photography co-op:

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Outside Mag

For some reason Outside magazine keeps showing up in the mail. I never subscribed to it, but it's a pretty decent mag that talks about a lot of things outdoorsy. Anyway, it's only recently that I've noticed how cool the photos are. I may never visit the exotic locations, but it's neat to imagine what it was like to be there in that spot where the shot was taken. And thanks to my class, I now understand the meaning of all the camera info that they print in the captions.