I didn’t do much damage this year on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. I did however pick up an Ebook on sale at the Clickin Moms site. It’s called Shooting From The Shadows.
I’m one of those guilty moms who usually puts her camera away after the sun goes down. Since I only use natural light, I’ve shied away from situations where my light is gone.
The book is pretty cool. It gives me many perspectives on the technical details I already know about shooting in low light. And it’s filled with beautiful imagery and examples of the settings for each shot.
I thought I’d try out some of the exercises on my only subject that wasn’t in bed yet.
These were all taken on a tripod with about a 6-10 second exposure and an ISO of about 640.
In this shot I wanted everything that was still in my shot to be perfectly in focus. So I told Grizz to make some movements. He was working on setting up our media center (bye-bye Directv!) so the only light was from the TV. It still makes me laugh.
In this one I wanted to try to make his fingers disappear. So I had him sit perfectly still and told him to just move his fingers like he was typing. It didn’t work quite as well to make them disappear, but I like how they look like they’re flying over the keyboard (You like how I brought in a bottle to show you how sharp everything is with just the light from the TV?)
Yeah this is how we entertain ourselves after our kids go to bed. It gets pretty wild in our house.