Friday, April 6, 2012

Project 52 -- Foolin' Around

project 52 p52 weekly photo challenge

I'm linking up with Darcy for Project 52.
Click her Project 52 button above to see what it's all about!

This week's challengeFoolin' Around

My photo:

My thoughts:

It was so fun to get these two brothers together this week.  I had to take some photos for my photog class; this week's emphasis was seeing the light.  I took some side-lit and front-lit photos, and I finally asked Jacob (21) and Thomas (almost 16) to pose in front of the sun for a back-lit image.  Of course, these two hammed it up for a while, so I went ahead and captured some silhouette shots.

The setup:

We went to a park near home about half an hour before sunset--such golden light!  I saved the back-lit shots for close to sunset since I was aiming for silhouettes, and not having their facial features show.  The shot above was taken shortly after 7:00pm.  Since I was shooting into the sunlight, I could hand-hold my camera with a fast shutter speed.  I set the f-stop almost wide open (that's where I had set it for the previous portrait shots); had I shut it down, the sun would have made a nice star effect (more on that in another post).

Camera settings:
  • ISO 100
  • Manual mode
  • 50mm portrait lens
  • Aperture at f/2.2
  • 1/2000 second shutter speed

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  1. Oh love the shots. How creative. I really need to get out more and think about shots like this.

  2. These are awesome silhouettes! The background colors are absolutely gorgeous! :)

  3. Oh, you make me want to get some silhouette shots of my kids. How fun!