12-20 photographs. The aim of this exercise is to explore the variety of lighting effects and colour and artificial light
Try to include in your shooting the following
- a floodlit building
- a brightly lit store front
- a large interior with many people
- a raised view looking along a busy road
- Canon 60D
- 18-55mm lens
- tripod at times
- cable release at times
I have not been able to get a few images yet that i wanted to so i will update when i have taken them. On some of the photographs i have converted them into black and white as i like the contrast that the lights create between the light and dark but i have included the coloue version also so the colour of lights can be seen.
Taken at ISO 640, F/4.0,1.0- florescent
i converted this to black and white because i felt the shadows and highlights looked better and the wall lights are not as distracting as they are on the colour version,it also helps create a mood as the mood was not in high spirits with the floods as you can see here the water was being held back by the barriers. The colour of the light in this image has a slight yellowness to it.
Taken at ISO 4000, F4.5, 0.3- auto
I shot at ISO 4000 as i was not sure what to shoot at this gave me a quick shutter speed but by doing this the noise produced by high ISO is rather a lot and is very noticeable. The colour of the light is a very yellow/ green colour its not very appealing.
Taken at iso 4000,f/3.5,0.3- auto
The lighting colour was the same colour as the image above so decided just to upload the black and white version.
Taken at ISO 4000, F/3.5, 0.3 tungsten
same view just not as zoomed in as image 2, and this time the colour of the light is not so yellow from the white balance being tungsten where as in image 2 it was automatic.
Taken at ISO 4000, f/3.5, 1/20 at Auto WB
The light is pretty white in this photo but has a light hint of blue to it, i think converting into black and white has helped the lighting create an eerie scene. I also like the contrast in this image too.
These first 5 images i found difficult as to what ISO i should use and what settings as night photography isn’t really a strong point and something that i have not really practiced much so it was a challenge for me and found myself getting frustrated at times and left for home quite disappointed with myself. The next set of images on another trip out i started to find my way around the settings and actually started to enjoy myself.
Taken at ISO 320, F/3.5, 1/15 at fluorescent WB
The light coming from the fluorescent lighting on the top right hand side is white, i like the use of lines and depth created by them, i also like the light that is bouncing off the top of the ceiling of the subway which is creating a pattern which also helps to lead the eye along the picture.
Taken at ISO 3200,F/3.5, 1/10 and Tungsten WB
The lighting given off by the road lights casts an orange/yellow light and in the subway entrance is white light from the fluorescent lights inside of there.
Taken at ISO 4000,F/5.6, 1/30 at Fluorescent WB
The use of white and green lighting had been used to light up the painting in the windows in a local pub/ art gallery.The green lights give a spooky element but i much prefer the black and white conversion as the contrast between the lights highlights and the dark shadows around the window are more distinguishable.
Taken at ISO 640, F/3.5,1/4 at auto WB
A mixture of various lighting and coloured lighting from blue,red, green, pink, orange and yellow. Main colour of this image is orange from the street lights. I shot at ISO 640 as there was lots of lights and wanted to try and avoid to much noise if i had gone for a higher ISO.
Taken at ISO 800, F/3.5, 1/20 at fluorescent WB
Brightly coloured lights, but lots of grain looking back on this i think i should of gone for an ISO of around about 400 as the lights were bright and wasn’t much need for such a high ISO.
same view as before just taken at a different angle behind a fence.
Taken at ISO 800,F/3.5, 1/6 at fluorescent WB
A mixture of different coloured lights, mainly white fluorescent lighting though which i i quite like more than the orange/ yellow street lamp look. I like the way purple circles of light are cast on to the floor i also like the effect the white lighting on the left hand side above the walk way gives i think this kind of lighting helps create a nice sociable atmosphere.
This image is white lighting, but i only really took this image because i liked the light hitting the wet floor.
Taken at ISO 1600, F/3.5, 1/8 at fluorescent WB
This was taken at night inside of a car park i know this is exercise is about out doors at night but i wanted to take this photograph as its fluorescent lighting and a good use of white light. I also like the shadows created from the cars and in the ceilings too and also has good contrast.
Taken at ISO 1600, F/4.0, 1/8 at fluorescent WB
Taken at ISO 1600, F/5.4, 1/3 at fluorescent WB
Taken at ISO 640, F/5.6, 0.2 at AWB
A yellow lighting cast from the hidden flood lights, i used a tripod as the exposure was longer and i had a lower ISO to avoid to much noise and grain. The lighting here is quite dramatic on the cathedral it also helps show up details on the walls and creates and interesting contrast between the highlights and shadows created by the lighting.