London Zoo Wonderful September sun, long lenses and the joy of going to the Zoo !! Humboldt penguins put on a synchronised show as the big cats slumbered and the fruit bats flitted through the rainforest canopy.
Mimi Burgess,Ned Hughes Gabb & Sammy Macloughlin
Lucy Partridge & Jamie Whateley
Mayfield Lavender Farm
Sony World Photo April 2018 Y9-12
7&8 Wetland Centre
Spring term Year 9 Stop-motion
on the basis that they don't stand still anyway ......
Inside Normansfield's gloomy nighttime theatre. High ISO and Shutter Priority at 1/60th sec are needed to make the images work. A loss of some quality inevitable with High ISO. Images stitched into Stop-Motion on Gifmaker.me - which allows you output to Video as well as GIF.
Christmas Lights Y7&8
1/15thsec Spinning camera - spinning carousel handheld at 1/2 sec - Christmas Tree zoom out 1/15thsec zoom - Front focus Bokeh F2.8 / F3.5
Friday Night Lights Y9
Studio still life Y7&8
Camera Shutter Priority 125th Sec ISO 400. Keep very still. Light LED light boxes or off-camera flash. A household lamp will work almost as well - but colour temperature may need to be adjusted on the camera or afterwards in ps. Backdrop Black cloth/velvet or craft acrylic/card Squirty water bottle Led lights are brilliant - get them as close to the subject as possible. To improve quality a tripod would allow lower ISO and greater depth of field - but 400 ISO is fine quality-wise and it's probably better to work handheld.
Privy Garden Reflection
Jack O Sullivan
Saturday 30th Sept Year 7&8 "A short period of glum" PH
Pictures Amber - Zach - Lottie - Louis - Will - Evie
Lottie & Zach
Philip @ Kew
Bekonscot Model Village
Guinness World Record: Young photographers in a Phonebox ( 9 )
In lots of ways the quietest excursions we've ever had but also very good for pictures on a weekend of decent weather at last. Really pleased as well that despite having evolved into part human - part social media - part game playing beasts - with iphones for hands and headphones where ears used to be - the young people were still charmed by Chris P Lettis Greengrocers, Ivan Huven's bakery and any number of country churches full of ruddy faced Sunday worshipers. " That's a church !! " I overheard at one point. " Yes and those men in dresses are called choristers !" Worshipers praising the Lord before scuttling across the Green to get padded up for the visit of Little Malmsy Actually that's nonsense - of course they all know what a church looks like. Most of them have probably even been in one at some point. And we are very lucky to live in a part of the country that still bears a strong resemblance to the gentle bucolic joys of the 1937 village streets and green pastures of Bekonscot. Several students were missing because of Cricketing and Rowing commitments for goodness sake - and that's as it should be and as it would have been for the Bekonscot Photographic Society of 1932. There was even a Hanton Court Maze - to remind us of home
1.the dark shape and outline of someone or something visible in restricted light against a brighter background."she paused to see its silhouette against the dimming sky" synonyms:outline, contour(s), profile, delineation, form, shape, figure, shadow,features, lines, curves, configuration "the silhouette of St Peter's is dominated by Michelangelo's dome
3rd person present: silhouettes
1.cast or show (someone or something) as a dark shape and outline against a brighter background."the castle was silhouetted against the sky" synonyms:outline, etch, delineate, define, demarcate, delimit, mark off, trace; stand out "the castle was silhouetted against the sky"
Making Silhouettes with Flash The "dark shape" in this case is provided by our students standing 5 or 6 ft in front of the "brighter background" - which is a white wall lit with a single flashgun mounted on a tripod and fired with a remote trigger. Manual mode for both camera and flash. Camera at 1/160 sec F8 Flash at 1/8th or 1/4 power. Flash placed directly behind students and creating a small pool of very bright light- vignetting to darkness at the edges of the frame. .
Outdoor Silhouettes 2 key things to remember: firstly to choose a low viewpoint and place the subject against the brightest part of the sky. Next to expose for the sky which will under-exposes the subject and create the silhouette. Shoot in any mode you like but if using Program, Shutter or Aperture Priority you can use Exposure Compensation to make the effect more dramatic.