Public Art and Photography
Playing with aperture and the big red coil at Robson Square.
I am taking a photography class and I am enjoying (for the most part) being in a classroom again. I like that I am learning to control my camera and not always relying on the auto mode to get results. I don’t like that Kits high school still has their heat on and the lab is boiling, it makes the late hour 9:30 pm seem like way too late.
On Sunday morning I went on my first photography field trip and took a lot of photographs. I thought it might be nice to show you some of my favourites. During this exercise we were playing with aperture or shutter speed and the balance between the two.
The fountain in front of the VAG, fast shutter speed.
The same fountain with a slow shutter speed.
This is my favourite picture in the bunch. I love the way the water is crashing as the woman is trying to climb the rock.
Playing with shallow depth of field.
I love the way these colours look so close up. It is amazing that this is part of a flower mural.
I was inspired to keep taking pictures in manual mode at the HR MacMillian Space Centre. Too bad the fountain wasn't turned on.
I am glad that I am making the effort to learn more about our new camera before I head to BlogHer in New York this summer. I hope to take a million pictures and have some of them really work.
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These are great, Gwen! I’ve taken photos of the coil too. I love yours. I don’t think I knew you were going to BlogHer – big huge yay! Choir camp REPRESENTIN’. Photos there really are just lots of smiling faces. You’ll have a great time, and I’ll be happy to see you.
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Love these shots, Gwen. The big red coil is very cool. Would love to know where you’re taking the class as I’m aching to do the same thing!
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Amazing Gwen! Now can you try to nail the boys to the floor and send me a good photo of each or both together if you can do it. I have a project that needs this, if I can get it.
I keep meaning to take a photography course. Then I’ll be an awesome photog like you!
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Yeah Gwen! Yiou’re doing great! Most of my pics were always of the kids, they’re still my fav subjects, esp when they don’t pose. My fav part is playing with the light and trying to get the cam to capture what I really see. Macros are fun esp if they’re abstract and people have to guess what they really are. Seeing things from a kids level can be really effective too, but it can be a little hard on your back and knees!