July 19, 2016

On a Grey Day, Play With Light


The other morning was incredibly grey. I wanted to work on a brunch table setting post that morning...but did not know if it would work because of the low light. 


Our kitchen eating area is on the back of the house and even though there is a porch roof over the kitchen window I can usually get enough light for photos. 



Since I had already raided the china cabinet I decided to go ahead with the photo shoot and play with what light I had. I have enjoyed some low light photos from other bloggers...the play of grey and shadows is interesting. It appeals to my artistic side. 


This photo shoot turned into more of a photography post than a brunch shoot. 

Oh well, make lemonade! 

So...this post is heavy on photos! By the end of the morning the sun emerged. I will let you see which pics you like best...the darker moody ones or the bright light ones. I like both. :-)


The first few are dark, shadowy, and moody. 


I like moody photos for some reason.




I changed the settings on my camera, and with the same amount of low light I got some brighter photos.


I might edit these pics into black and white to see how they look. Just for fun. 




The next few reflect the sunlight that finally appeared. 

When photographing white china...too much light makes it glow. ha! Trial and error. Practice and learn. 

I once read that photography is really the study of light. It makes sense to me. 














And there you have it...sunshine turns my dark moody pics into happy ones. 


Learning photography is like any other skill...it takes practice, practice, practice. I am a bit of a slow learner...as it takes me a long time to learn a technique, camera settings, etc. 

As a new photographer, I really appreciate the artistic photography of professional, and non professional, photographers. 

All of the photos in this post were taken with my camera set up on the tripod. I am loving the ball head that lets me smoothly transition from one view to another. 

Edited to Black and White

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Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.

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