Fire

Different Every Time

Canon 5D Mark II; 50mm f/1.4  |  f/2.5, 1/60 sec, ISO-400  |  Somewhere in Texas!

Canon 5D Mark II; 50mm f/1.4  |  f/2.5, 1/60 sec, ISO-400  |  Somewhere in Texas!

I love taking pictures of fire because you can never get the same shot!

Canon 5D Mark II; 50mm f/1.4  |  1st: f/7.1, 1/8 sec, ISO-800  |  2nd: f/2.5, 1/60 sec ISO-400

Canon 5D Mark II; 50mm f/1.4  |  1st: f/7.1, 1/8 sec, ISO-800  |  2nd: f/2.5, 1/60 sec ISO-400

Especially when you vary the settings. These two (above) have different aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings. You can see in the first one, the shutter speed is very slow. I didn't have a tripod, so I held it as still as I possibly could and it came out. If I had my tripod with me at that time, I would have experimented more with slow shutter speeds. Next time.

I like to experiment and try to push the limits on my knowledge and camera. Speaking of experimenting, I am very excited about some things coming from Amazon to my home in the next couple of days. For my recent birthday, some of my family gave me cash as a gift and I was able to purchase some lighting equipment! It's just the basics, but I'm super excited to play with it all soon.

Unfortunately, I didn't have enough money to buy everything I wanted, but I was looking online and there are many DIY projects that I can try out (i.e. DIY Softboxes). If I try it out, I'll let you know how it goes!

-Ashley

Playing with Fire

Last night it was cold enough outside for us Houstonians to build a fire and I enjoyed every minute of it. I love fires (in the right context, of course!) andI could sit by them all day long and be happy, which I practically did yesterday! :)

Canon 5D Mark II; 50mm f/1.4;  f/16 - ISO 320 - 6 seconds shutter speed

Canon 5D Mark II; 50mm f/1.4;  f/16 - ISO 320 - 6 seconds shutter speed

I had the idea of taking photos of the fire on a slow shutter speed on my tripod and this is what came of it! The exif data is below the photo. 

All I did was place my camera on a tripod near the fire, created more depth of field by closing my aperture, placed my ISO on 320 and set my shutter speed for 6 seconds. 6 seconds sounds long, but it worked well. 

Taking pictures of movement is fun for me and you should try it too! I challenge you to take a photo this week that involves movement of some sort. It could be water, someone walking or moving, fire, etc. Let me know how it turns out in the comments below!

-Ashley