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Week 10 – Shooting in Low-Light Conditions

Question 1

  1. Describe the steps that you will take to ensure that you take a high quality photograph in low light conditions. Refer to exposure, lenses, tripods, colour temperature, flash and ISO. Your answer should be a minimum of 350 words.

Question 2

  1. Watch the Lynda course Foundations of Photography: Night and Low Light by Ben Long (4h 0m)
  2. Complete the exercise files (optional)
  3. Take four low-light photographs.
    • One should be a sharp photograph that focuses on a static object, like a building or statue.
    • The second photograph should showcase moving objects, like cars or running water.
    • For the third photograph, take a moody portrait of a friend and use high ISO settings to your advantage.
    • The fourth photograph should explore using external light sources, like a Speedlite flash. (Please note, if you don’t have the equipment to take this last photograph, you may leave it out.)
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Week 10 – Fun with slow shutter speeds

1. Wait until it’s almost dark outside. Take your camera and go and sit in a busy tourist area. Choose a building or statue to photograph. Place your camera on a tripod and set the shutter speed to 30 seconds or more. (If you don’t have a tripod, something stable, like a chair, will also work.)

Take a look at your photograph. Do you see a lot of people in it or just the building/statue?

2. Wait until it’s dark. Go and stand on a bridge over a busy street (or look from the window of a high-rise building). Place your camera on a tripod and set your shutter speed to 30 seconds or more. Inspect your photograph. What do you see?

3. Ask a friend to help you with this activity. Choose a dark room in your house and switch off the lights. Place your camera on a tripod and set your shutter speed to 30 seconds or more. Ask your friend to “draw” a picture in the air using a flashlight. Take a look at your photograph. What do you see? This fun activity is called light painting. Try an easy pattern first, but also a more complicated one.

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Mandatory Assignment 06 – Photo Essay

You are to create a photo essay that portraits a person.

A photo essay is a series of photographs communicating a story. The pictures don’t have to be presented in a specific order.

You are free to choose your model, but it’s vital to the assignment that the person gives consent to the photo shoot, and agrees that the pictures may be published. To ensure this is done correctly, fill out this contract. (Note: The document is in Norwegian. English speaking students are advised to locate a model contract release form which fill the requirements of the laws and regulations of your country.)

And other contracts
https://foto.no/cgi-bin/skjemaer/index.cgi

You are not allowed to use yourself as a model. On order to keep credibility in your assignment, we strongly advice against using babies, children, husband/wife/partner or girlfriend/boyfriend.

Note that the images may be used in later assignments.

Requirements

  • Six images for the photo essay telling a story.
  • One image with natural lighting, and the remaining five images with optional lighting (artificial or natural).
  • In addition to the six photos, you are to produce one black/white studio photograph of a single object that is closely linked to the person you are portraying. This image will be used as the “cover” and is therefore in addition to the six pictures in the photo essay.

Here is my Photo Essay – Expecting.