Advanced Technique & Process 2A & Advanced Studio Practice 2A: No Daylight: Experimenting Pt 3! & Divergent Photographing

5th October 2014

T&P

I used:
Canon 5D mk iii
70-200mm lens

I went out at night with my colleagues and we visited a quaint little pub with very atmospheric lighting and intricate features. I asked the staff for permission to photograph and they said yes. I was testing my settings and without a tripod, challenging myself to get technically good in door night shots, some on reasonably long exposures. I also photographed my friend in a few different spots where the lighting was different, to test my abilities and to compensate with my settings where needed, without resorting to flash, because it would potentially spoil the aesthetic of the image.

I am satisfied with the results and think I balanced the light rather well, because it was such a dim pub, yet had these bursts of light everywhere, which made it difficult to balance – not blow out the light, but not let the shadows go completely black. (SEE IMAGES AT END OF BLOG POST).

I then wanted to photograph the sky and lighting outside at night, which is a combination of street lights, light from house windows, moon light and star light. I didn’t have a tripod with me at the time but I wanted to challenge myself to stand as still as possible when testing long exposure. I played around with all three – aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Some of them weren’t quite bright enough because I had to compensate – not having a tripod – so I post processed a few of them to be a little brighter. Here are my results:

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ST. P

I went out at night with my colleagues and we visited a quaint little pub with very atmospheric lighting and intricate features. I asked the staff for permission to photograph and they said yes. My aim was to photograph thinking outside the box and capture each feature and what it represented in the pub. For example there was a lot of history in the pub which told a story. There was old newspaper articles in frames, old pictures along the walls, an iron swirly stair case and iron features all around the pub, quilted seating, stain glass, and a lot of carved mahogany. This reminds me of a pub from the 1920’s because of the style of lights too. The shapes and the layout.

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