- Light Trails (Top): This image shows the stars as they've gone streaking across the sky. To capture this image, the photographer had to take a very long picture, allowing those stars to move and cause that streak effect. To do this, the photographer left the shutter open for an extended period of time (likely 10-20 minutes). Unfortunately, leaving the shutter open lets in a lot, a lot, a lot of light. To capture this scene, the photographer had to find ways to block out all the extra light otherwise the image would be over exposed and blown out (too bright).
- Water Splash (Above Left): This image shows water frozen in time and space. Every droplet in the front of the image is crystal clear almost like an icicle. To capture this photo, the photographer had to freeze time, flashing the shutter of the camera wicked fast to only capture this fraction of a second. To use a fast shutter means that very little light will have time to enter the camera and the image will likely be very, very, very dark or under exposed. To compensate, the photographer has to find other ways to let more light in.
- Flower (Above Right): This image shows a flower standing in a field of similar flowers. There is no movement in the image, but it does not appear to be a windy scene. Most fields have some rustling, but nothing too whipping. To capture this artistic scene of an isolated flower alone in a field, the photographer had to create a sense of shallow depth of field. To do this, they had to open their aperture wide open. By doing this, the camera suddenly lets in a lot, a lot, a lot of light. This means the image would be very bright or over exposed. To compensate, the photographer has to find ways to block out a lot of that extra light.
The Struggle is Real
#compromise #givingin #youdontalwaysgetwhatyouwant #takingturns
Metaphors = Life
- Sister / Aperture: only wants to go to a small diner with dim lighting (dark) and rows of booth seats (rows).
- Brother / Shutter Speed: wants to go to a sporting event with wicked bright lights, hot dogs, and fast action.
- Cousin / ISO: your go-with-the-flow-cousin who doesn't care where you eat so long as it is well lit inside (he's afraid of the dark).