For my portraiture photos I booked out a camera and tested it out on different subjects in order to get to grips with how to change the settings to produce the best photos in different lightings. Having very limited knowledge on cameras prior to coming to university I found this very useful and noticed the photos I was taking improving over the time period of having the camera. To take all of the following photos I used a Canon 600D on manual setting with a 50mm lens.
As you can see this image is blurred and not in focus. This was because this was taken without a tripod and also the shutter speed was too slow.
To correct this issue I set the shutter speed to be much quicker however this makes the image much darker. I feel like I have learnt a lot about cameras whilst at uni as I wouldn’t have known how to solve this option before coming to Uni.
These next 3 photos were me testing out the camera on my flat mates. The first photo is slightly out of focus but the next 2 are far better with the subject in focus. I particularly like the middle image as it is an action shot. I managed to take this photo mid sneeze capturing the strange expression on his face. I also really like how the background is blurred out focusing all attention on the subject of the photo. After taking these photos I found out I had accidently changed one of the lighting settings on the camera called shade lighting. This produces the orangey glow to all of the photos but in many ways this is a nice affect on these photos.
These photos are my final portrait photos for the portrait project. My parents were going to a ballroom event but before that they went round someone else’s house for pre drinks. I asked if I could come with them to take photos of people at the party. I went round meeting strangers at the party and asked to take their photo and these were the results. Unfortunately the lighting for these photos was only from ceiling lights in the room as I didn’t have access to studio lighting. They are far from perfect some are not quite in focus and others are slightly under exposed but I am pleased with the overall outcome of the photos and how they have turned out.