The yearbook has been turned in and now the real fun begins in photojournalism. This week we got to go off campus and take portraits of each other, working with natural lighting. For my camera settings my ISO was set to 400 the whole time since it was natural lighting and my shutter speed differed from 14000 to 250 depending on if we were in direct sunlight or shade. What I liked about taking pictures downtown was that the buildings cut off the wind so I didn’t have to worry about her hair being all over the place.
For two of the pictures we used a light reflector to help eliminate the shadows around her eyes and mouth. The light reflector was nice to use but wasn’t really practical in the sense that you need a third person with you to hold it. I obviously can’t take a picture and hold a big circle in the air at just that right angle.
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Have you ever used a light reflector or known someone who has?