Field Trip

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sometimes, my art photography leads someone to ask for a photo session. Though, I’d never photographed a family before. It was a field trip kind of ride to get to the location. I was amazed at the scenery. We ended up at an elevation over 3,100 feet. Mountains as far as the eye could see. It was awesome. The above photo is my favorite of the day.

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On the rare occasion, I was able to capture the baby looking directly at the camera. Overall, I was happy she was in a good mood the entire time.

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I loved this area. The lighting was perfect for what I wanted. I kept my White Balance on Daylight to lean towards a red color tone.

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Same area. I do not like using an external flash on my camera simply because (even with a diffuser to me) I can see an artificial spotlight mixing with the natural light. Rarely do I like the results. Instead, I take my chances on adjusting the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO settings on the camera. I did learn that an ISO of 2500 is too high, even for the 5D Mark II. The ISO here is at 1250. It seems like anything above this invites more grain (noise) than I can tolerate.

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I’m only including this to give you an idea of what the area looked like. I would have liked the composition to be better and more color in the scene. For example…

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Much better. Well, that was a cool trip. I’d never been there before. I’m sure the more people I meet, the more they’ll tell me about good locations to photograph.

Happy Friday Eve.
Eric Christopher Jackson

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2 comments

  1. Very loving natural photos, is that an aeroplane sticking out of the ground?

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