Flowers were buy one get one free at the store last week! You know what that means . . .
Remember this photo from my visit to Hollywood?
I liked that it was a kind of retro illustration of the famous intersection, but the image is definitely overexposed and the colors look more faded than they did in real life. I took the original photo in JPEG and not RAW so I had less flexibility in Lightroom, but I still think the result is an improvement on the original!
It’s not perfect, and I honestly just realized that it’s cropped differently than the original — oops! Guess I have more learning to do on how to use the export function
Have you ever gone back and edited old photos? Do you have any tips on working with JPEGs (or other non-RAW files) in an editing program?
The next part of the first week’s homework assignment for Photo 101 was using shutter speed while photographing a subject in motion. This one threw me through a loop at first since I don’t have any kids or pets running around and it’s been too cold outside to watch bikers at the park or what have you. Eventually I remembered my trusty Kitchenaid mixer — it turns out that it comes in handy for more than just tasty treats!
I started with a fast shutter speed to freeze the motion of the paddle attachment. I know the focus is off, and I’m sure it didn’t help that I needed to use ISO 800 in order to get a short shutter speed given the lack of natural light in my kitchen. I swear that the paddle was moving when I snapped this shot:
And again with a longer shutter speed to show motion:
That photo was actually taken at one of the slower mixer speeds. My first few attempts lost the paddle almost entirely because it was spinning so fast!