For this exercise I have to produce between 4 and 6 images which are deliberately lighter or darker than average and explain why.
In this image the subject and background are both light in colour. I deliberately exposed the image so that there were no harsh shadows as I wanted the image to have a soft ethereal feel to it. To help soften any shadows the subject was photographed in a light tent to diffuse the lighting. When photographing light subjects its easy for the camera to underexpose and render the background darker than it actually is. In this case spot metering was used so only a slight +EV value was required.
|shutter speed 1/4sec, f/5.6, ISO100|
This is a high key black and white image of my nephew. It was taken in natural window light with a white reflector used to fill any shadow areas. Matrix metering was used and the camera flash suppressed to avoid any overexposed areas in the image.
|shutter speed 1/60sec, f/4, ISO700|
|shutter speed 1/160sec, f/9. ISO400|
This is an example of an image which is deliberately darker than average. In order to maintain the saturated colours and overall mood of the image I used spot metering in this instance.Image 4
|shutter speed 1/1250sec, f/6.3, ISO200|