Purple Satin

This picture was taken at a shutter speed of 1/160 with the ISO at 800 and the f stop at 5.6. I have no idea what kind of plant this is.

Center

I took this photo at a shutter speed of 1/100 with an ISO of 800 and the f stop at 5.6

Purple Passion

I took this photo at a shutter speed of 1/250 with the ISO at 800 and the f stop at 5.6

Fluttering Ruby

One of the hardest things for me as a photographer on yearbook is getting good action shots during sports. Most sports games happen at night so the lighting is awful or they are indoors where the lighting is even worse. What I try to do is practice getting action shots outside of school. I used this humming bird picture as an example because they are hard to photograph. I caught this one as the sun was beginning to go down with a shutter speed of 1/250 (because motion stops at 1/250) at an ISO of 800 and the f stop at 5.6. If I had used a higher shutter speed I would have been able to get a clearer image of the hummingbird’s wings, but instead I got the faint blur. Action shots are tricky, but having the camera settings at a fast shutter speed (preferably above 250 depending on lighting) and the ISO at 800 makes it possible for pictures to be captured with as little blur as possible.

Gray One

One of the hardest things to photograph is cats because they are always moving and never want to pose for photos. I managed to capture this photo of my cat using a shutter speed of 1/80 (not usually recommended for low lighting such as indoors, but sometimes you’ve just got to) and the F stop at 1.7 with an ISO of 800.

Night's Eye This photo was taken with a shutter speed of 1/500 at an ISO of 800 and the F stop at 5.6.

Curling Vine This was taken with a shutter speed of 1/2500 at an F stop of 2 and the ISO at 200

Wisteria This photo was taken with a shutter speed of 1/4000 at an ISO of 200 and the F stop at 1.7

Nail Painting

As a yearbook photographer our job is to capture the emotion of the moment, which is a struggle for me because I want to take pictures of landscape. I am constantly trying to play with angles and focus more on the people. This photo was taken while the girl in red finished painting the little girl’s nails. The girl not in focus should have been the center of interest of the photo, but instead the girl in red is, which isn’t necessarily bad, but if I was telling a story I’d want to focus on the little girl. This was taken with a shutter speed of 1/80 because it was dark inside the building. I left the ISO at 800 and moved the F stop to 3.5 because I had the light from outside coming in behind me.

Long Road

Because the sunlight in Nicaragua during the day is so intense I could have the shutter speed at 1/4000. Having the ISO at 800 was pushing it, but in the shade it came in handy. The F stop stayed at 5.6 and I really didn’t have to move it.