Every once in a while you come across something that just connects with you so much that you just have to share it with everyone you know.
My children — aged 4 and 2 — love using the Playstation Eye camera and EyeCreate software on our PS3. The shots they take, though grainy and small, are spontaneous and full of joy because they can see the picture right away; there is immediate feedback on what they shoot. They have a blast and it shows. However, point a “real camera” at them and they become awkward and stiff. What to do?
The final assignment was to take a picture of a vehicle and “get creative” with it. So I decided to take a picture of my car (thus satisfying the vehicle part of the assignment) at night (“creative” bit, I hoped). As with the previous assignments, I found that lighting a car at night was *much* more problematic than you think it would be. It proved beyond me I’m afraid and I was not particularly successful.
Definitely the toughest of the assignments so far. First and most obviously, lighting a room is *much* harder than it looks. But beyond that, I had a very hard time finding a room that was worth photographing at all. Frankly, I had never even given any thought to taking a picture of a room whatsoever.
Finished the second boot camp assignment yesterday. As with the first assignment, I learned a lot. Details after the jump.
I have owned a Nikon D70 dSLR now for almost two years but haven’t been serious about using it until recently. What got me excited a few weeks ago is strobist.com.