Pacific Photography Club has begun! We’ve been having a bunch of new members, primarily freshmen, coming to check out what photography is all about. I really enjoy teaching and sharing my passion with others- makes my job worth the time and effort. I love what I get to do everyday!
During our first meeting last week, we experimented with dry ice, which was a new experience for me. It looks very similar to our Smoke Photography last year, but much more… fluid. We only had one lamp/floor light lighting each station, so the Club had to learn about high ISO the hard way. However, this worked out in our favor because they got to experiment with SLOW shutter speeds easily, a task difficult in bright light without a neutral density filter. Check out some of the photos from our first meeting:
Shooting info for the Green Bowl Dry Ice above:
Nikon D4 | 24mm ƒ1.4 | ƒ2.0 | ISO 1000 | 1/400sec
flood light on left
And during our second meeting last week, we learned quickly about composure, rule of thirds, lighting, shadows, and much more- all of the components that are needed for portrait photography. I grabbed three of my friends to ‘model’ for the club so that the Club didn’t have to focus on posing and expression- rather focusing on the technicality of their cameras. The timing was perfect- a gorgeous new autumn sun setting behind the DeRosa University Center, creating golden sunlight or an angelic back-lit flare, or even a silhouette.
Shooting info for Hannah (in the green) below:
Nikon D4 | 85mm ƒ1.8 | ƒ2.0 | ISO 500 | 1/640sec
Gosh I love my 85mm ƒ/1.8, aka the Dream Machine. It is so sharp and pretty!
We are dedicating this month to portraits because there is so much to learn. I hope I can learn more from these young photographers!
A special thanks to our models, Hannah, Alexis, and Ethan 🙂
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