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FREE photo class this wed: LIGHT…color vs black & white

wed nite we will continue our discussion on LIGHT…as it relates to the images we take and why you would choose to shoot in black & white vs color in camera.

which image do you like better?   i took these for my oldest niece miranda, for her senior pics…each has a different feel and the one you like better is up to you…thats the beauty of photography.

come wed nite as we discuss the merits of shooting black & white in camera vs shooting color and changing it to b&w later….all are welcome.

we will be meeting at the rock, in the jrhi room, 3rd floor.  7pm-9pm.

if you have a camera, please bring it as we will be doing some hands on exercises in class.

2 responses

  1. Cyndy Smith

    Hi Brother Joe,
    Was hoping to make it to the class tonight but my son and his girlfriend came for a visit. I love both the pictures of your niece, what makes them look so professional is that she does not have any shadows on her face and also the out of focus background. Can this be done with a 18-55 mm lens? What settings did you use?

    May 19, 2010 at 7:36 pm

  2. Malia Dadez

    The out of focus background is called the Bokeh effect and it’s best achieved with a fast lens, for example, a lens that offers a large aperture like 2.8 and larger. My favorite lenses that are great at achieving this are the 50 mm f/1.4 and the 85mm f/1.2… my first lens that I got that achieved this effect was the 50mm f/1.8 (also known as the “Nifty Fifty”) because it’s so affordable! It’s less than $100! I was not able to do that with my 18-55 kit lens unfortunately. Hope this helps!


    May 22, 2010 at 12:30 am

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