Phewh, I am just exhausted thinking about all the photography knowledge that I have tried to cram into my head this week (and perhaps this is why I only started writing this post on the same day that the week 3 lesson was released…). Metering and grey cards and white balance and back button focus – oh my!
The first assignment was to find the sweet spot for a family member – the meter reading that makes their skin tone appear the most realistic in your photos. I initially tried with Husband but he has such pale, pale skin that it made it something of a challenge (plus, I knew he would not want his photo posted here). I then tried with Baby O, which proved even more tricky as he made a grab for my grey card, tried to eat it, refused to keep in his designated light spot etc etc.
However, I think I have managed to get a couple of shots that are true to life in skin tone. One of the major challenges that I had with this task is that the light just isn’t very good during a Scandinavian winter and so in some cases there was just not enough natural light for my natural light shots. I won’t post the pictures here as they are not so interesting close-ups trying to get skin tones right. Here are two pictures I took while I was testing out adjusting the white balance that I am quite pleased with (on the white balance front; I think they are too dark otherwise.)
I am also
a lot a little behind on week 3 of RYC, as first I was sick and then I was simply trying to juggle life now that I am back at work, but I hope to get back on track soon. Once I’ve worked out back button focus, anyway…