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My Photography

I think it’s safe to say, I’m not a good photographer (or model for that matter!). When I heard about Emma Davies’ photography course, I jumped at it. So this is what I’ve covered so far on Emma’s course.

Theme: flowers

I decided that as I already photograph flowers that catch my eye, this would be my theme for 2016 and hopefully at the end I will have gorgeous collage to share.

For the first exercise, Emma advises not to stick to the theme as it’s about Exposure. Below are some experiments I did with my Panasonic Lumix. Emma suggests taking pictures of white on white and black on black.

White on White

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Too much reflection from the window and the glossy paint.
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Used white paper to take away the reflections. Still looks underexposed though.

I don’t think the lesson twigged for me with the white on white. I started to see something with the black on black – helped that I turned the flash off!

Black on Black

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Flash was on and overexposed, especially as the waterproof trousers and glasses case are shiny already.
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Flash turned off. I think the exposure is nearly there, maybe a little bit on the overexposure side.

I bought some fabric yesterday and wanted to take a picture of it to share on Instagram. I used my phone (Samsung A3) for these photos and played with the flash settings: no flash, auto flash, flash.

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Auto flash – Overexposed
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No flash – Underexposed
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Flash – accurately shows the colours of the fabrics

Opinions and feedback welcome – this is a learning curve for me so please do leave constructive criticism in the comments.

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