Shadows and light

34.00mm, 1/1300 sec, f/50, ISO 400 M

24.00mm, 1/3200 sec, f/5.0, ISO 400,m

I chose this picture because the shadow of the picture gives the illusion that it looks like a clown but its just a person. I like the creativity of this photo. This picture captures shadows really well because of the persons pose. Another it captures shadows really well is because of the light. The picture is black and white with light coming from the middle and everything else is dark. I also like this picture because the black and white shows more depth to the picture. I think this picture is successful because of the illusion of the shadows. I think this photo attracts peoples attention because you will probably think it’s a clown first. But when you look closer it’s a person. I think this picture is really nice.

Camera Modes

Automatic mode-Automatic mode sets everything up for you, your shutter speed, ISO, aperture etc.

Portrait Mode-Portrait mode automatically sets you a large aperture for a shallow depth of field.

Macro Mode-Marco mode lets you take a picture from up close without going out of focus.

Landscape Mode-Landscape mode automatically sets you a small aperture for a large depth of field.

Sports mode-Sports mode lets you take a picture of moving objects in time for it to not be blurry.

Night Mode-Night mode lets you shoot in dark places and lets you capture the details in the background, but it also uses flash to capture the objects in the foreground.

Movie Mode-Movie mode lets you capture moving images.

Aperture Priority Mode-Aperture priority mode lets you choose your aperture but your camera chooses everything else for you to get a well balanced exposure.

Shutter Priority Mode-Shutter priority mode is similar to Aperture priority mode but you choose the shutter speed instead and your camera chooses everything else.

Program Mode-Program mode is similar to full auto mode but you have a bit more control over it.

Fully Manual Mode-Fully manual mode gives you control over everything.

Depth of Field

2 Paragraph of depth of field 

Mostly when a photographer talks about depth of field of an image is they’re referring to how much of the picture they choose to have in focus. By focusing how much depth of field to have in your image you will have the viewer’s attention in a place. Depth of field is controlled by changing the aperture setting on your camera. The first rule in depth of field is the larger the aperture, the shallower you depth of field will be. There are times when you’ll want to ensure a deep depth of field.

When to use a wide or narrow aperture is first as wide apertures let in more light than narrow ones. A portrait photographer would typically use a wide aperture of f/1.8 so that all the focus can be placed on their subject at the expense of details in the background. You might want to use a wider aperture when you want to isolate specific subjects from their background

dimensions: 5184x 3456 Shot 1/1000 sec f/5.655mm Is0:800


dimensions: 5184x 3456 Shot 1/1000 sec f/5.655mm Is0:800


this picture has good depth of field, I would say aperture is f/8 shutter speed is 1/500

this picture has shallow depth of field, i think the aperture is f/2.8, i think the shutter speed is 1/500


What I learned about this article is that the reason they adjust white balance is to get the colors in the image accurate. You need to get the colors rights because sometimes the images can come out orange, blue, yellow, etc. The images can have different temperature to them. I also learned fluorescent lighting can add bluish cast to the photos. I learned different cameras have their different ways of adjusting white balance. Some cameras allow for manual white balance adjustments also. This tells your camera what white looks like so it has something as a reference.


  • AUTO, this makes the best guess shot by shot basis.
  • Tungsten, this is symbolized with a little bulb and its for shooting indoors.
  • Fluorescent, this compensates for the cool light and will warm up your shots.
  • Daylight/Sunny, most cameras dont have this setting it sets as fairly normal white settings
  • Cloudy, this setting warms things up a touch more than daylight
  • Flash, the flash of the camera can be a cool light so flash mode warms up your shots a touch.
  • Shade, the light in shade is cooler bluer than shooting in direct sunlight, warms things up a little.

Portrait Photography Tips

10 tips

  • always practice
  • don’t be scared to work with natural light
  • shoot during golden hour
  • outside portraits are better when sun is shining from the side
  • use reflector for outside portraits
  • always check view finder before shooting
  • have patience
  • wait for proper light and proper time
  • have nice backgrounds
  • avoid strong direct light

On Location Portraits With Natural Light

exposure f/250 sec f/4.0 iso 3200


exposure f/250 sec f/4.0 iso 3200

exposure f/250 sec f/4.0 iso 3200

exposure f/250 sec f/4.0 iso 3200

exposure f/250 sec f/4.0 iso 3200

exposure f/250 sec f/4.0 iso 3200

exposure f/250 sec f/4.0 iso 3200

edit on phone

beauty, sunset, blue eyes, blonde hair, thin eyebrows, long lashes, natural lighting, trees, neighborhood, beautiful, jewelry, day time, professional, organized, blur, small pink lips, birthmarks, gorgeous, perfect nose, makeup, angelic, breathtaking, attractive, classy, flawless

Framing A Subject

I used center mode because I was more focused in the center of the picture. I think my pictures do have strong composition they both have something that stands out that will catch peoples attention. I believe I edited them good they both got frames around them. What I would’ve done differently is maybe just less objects so there is only one thing focused  on. I dont think mine is the best but its not the worst so there’s a 50/50 chance.