I think to really be skilled at photography you need to be able to take a picture of something and have it look exactly the same as your eyes see it.
It’s really hard.
When the camera’s on auto, it’s what the camera “thinks” the image looks like, not what your eyes are actually seeing. Through white balance and exposure, Mr. McElgunn taught me how to match what my eyes saw to what would come up as a picture.It’s interesting how much difference light can make to a photo!
I went around taking pictures with the camera set on manual, and I changed the settings until I got the true colors. Here are a few!
oops! My computer is actually a bit messed up right now so the pictures will be coming soon!
I discussed my series with Mr. McElgunn, and he thought my idea for a companion series was really creative. Having eyes and hands as subjects would be a very different kind of project. I plan to take close ups of people’s eyes, blow them up to around 2/3 of a letter size page, and then frame it with black. I’m still working out what color they should be. For the hands, I’ll be taking pictures of people’s hands in motion like writing, painting, playing sports, playing instruments, or doing activities that the person has a passion for. I’ll blow those pictures up to around letter size and also frame them. Those are probably going to be black and white or sepia.