I’m one of the two people in the class who didn’t bring a DSLR. Nevertheless, I’m pretty happy that people was envious that I have LIVE VIEW with Samsung NX10. Hehez~
Secondly, it’s light!
Practical lesson was fun. I enjoyed panning, especially self-panning shots. I used to think it is difficult. Yes, it is not easy but as I practise more, it gets easier. Of course, choosing a slower moving vehicle will make panning shots better. So imagine panning a F1 car.
The tip is to pan the same speed as the moving vehicle, using 1/60 seconds. Faster cars require faster shutter. So I guess 1/60 is equivalent to 60km/hr?
One of my successful panning shots. I’m still at motorbike standard.
Self-panning. See the vertical blur?
Self-panning. After a while, I got a little giddy. You simply just need to twirl around with your camera. Maybe I should try panning with Poky.
To get vertical blur, just jump up and down. I will also try a spiral-up blur.
I like this structure. But Willy commented that it is too cluttered.
Tip to this: Simplify…
Sounds easy but it is the hardest part for me. When I shoot landscapes, I will try to cramp as many details inside as possible. When Willy commented, it was very hard for me to do the opposite that I have put myself in for over a year.
Back “Bokeh” = Background Blur
I love silhouette shots but never been able to do it because I don’t know the trick to it. Sometimes I get it, sometimes I don’t. In Willy’s class, he taught us the most important points of a silhouette.
Point 1: Subject must be back-lighted, most likely by the Sun
Point 2: Subject which forms the silhouette must be sharp.
To achieve the colour of the sky, I played with White Balance. But I forgot what I used. The EXIF didn’t display. Hmmm…
Remember my previous post on a freelance writer who used one of my photos from Flickr, I thought of doing the same to promote travel in Singapore. Since I have nothing much to do at home…