I chose to shoot backstage at LCC Dance departments end of term show. I was in a few pieces, and figured this would be an interesting perspective to get some shots. I had to turn my ISO up to 3200 due to the low light backstage. The lights on stage were extremely bright, causing some images to be over-exposed and washed out. Then, some of my images including the backstage area as my foreground were too dark. So, I decided to just roll with it and embrace the shadows and blur.Dancers warming up their pointe shoes, getting ready for the show. Aperture 4.0, 1/4 shutter speed, ISO 3200.
Stretching backstage while watching and dissecting choreography on stage. I love the layers in this image. Aperture 4.0, 1/6 shutter speed, ISO 3200.
Lane students traveling on campus. Aperture 3.5, 1/40 shutter speed, ISO 320.
I found reflections in puddles on the street, mirrors, still bodies of water, and dance floors. I had a lot of fun with this portion of the assignment, and am now seeing reflections everywhere.
Dancers reflection on the marley floor. Aperture 5.0, 1/60 shutter speed, ISO 400.Leaburg lake on Highway 126. A beautiful Thanksgiving morning. The views were breath-taking. I was able to get very nice reflections on the water. Aperture 10, 1/100 shutter speed, ISO 100This picture was taken on my very first day working on the project. I was determined to center my Part 2 around reflections in puddles. My project eventually drifted into a broader range of found reflections. However, I do love this shot. Funny thing is that when I took the picture, I was not happy because of the oil floating in the water. I thought it was gross and almost deleted the image from my camera. I am glad I didn’t because it ended up being one of my favorites. I love the play between the tree’s reflection, the floating leaves, and the oil. Aperture 4.5, 1/10 shutter speed, ISO 100.
For my part 2 I decided to do textures. I took photos of a lot of different items so it was hard to choose only three but here they are.
ISO 200 f/5.6 1/30
ISO 5000 f/5.6 1/60
ISO 1600 f/5.6 1/60
I took photos in the ceramics classroom. I’m very happy with what I came up with. I took my time and really played with the shutter speeds and aperture more than I normal.
ISO 400 f/4.5 1/30
ISO 200 f/5.6 1/15
ISO 200 f/5.6 1/15