Sunday, September 23, 2012

Adding Some Life to Your Photograph - Exercises in Food Photography #5 by Aparna



I haven't tried shots of food someone holding for me, though I had been coming across lovely pictures of the same much around in blogosphere. Aparna's Photography lesson 5 finally inspired me to try the lovely theme of Adding some life to my Photograph!

My daughter was home for a couple of days for Ganesh Chathurthi when I thought of making her pose for the shots. We could have done it better but before I imported the pictures from the camera, she got back to her hostel.

Here are a few we managed to do...


                     
                                                                  A Hot Offer :)
  Day-1



Exposure0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperturef/5.6
Focal Length135 mm
ISO Speed2000




Day-2

We planned to take a few shots with Ammini Kozhukattais made for Vinayaka Chathurthi.
The red colour of the dress she wore on the day was overpowering and I was forced to change the image to B & W to make it more pleasant.

Exposure0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperturef/5.6
Focal Length135 mm
ISO Speed1250





Exposure0.004 sec (1/250)
Aperturef/5.6
Focal Length135 mm
ISO Speed500






Exposure0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperturef/5.6
Focal Length135 mm
ISO Speed2500






As you might have noticed, the aperture and focal length was set the same for all the shots.
I altered only the ISO and the shutter speeds. Dared to venture more in manual mode as she was impatient and naughty :)
The lens used was also the same; fully zoomed to the maximum of 135mm in all.
Lens Type - Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Tripod was not used, as always :)

It was challenging!
The little hands would go drooping on one side, fall out of frame/composition or shivered and shook or was restless or at least complained of aches for holding still :)

But the whole episode was pure fun!

And Aparna, here's us 
Wishing you Many Many More Happy Returns of the Day!! :-)


22 comments:

  1. Such a lovely post! A life in a picture will touch the heart and your narration is so warm.

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  2. Love the last pic-such natural clicks!

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  3. They all are beautiful, my favourite is the Hot offer :-)

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  4. Awesome clicks Bharathy, loved each one!

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  5. absolutely love the second last pic especially. her hands are so pretty! :)

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  6. Useful post n series :) thnx :)

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  7. Wonderful photographs, well-done. Can you tell me which camera have you used?Best wishes, M.J.Nair.

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    1. It's a anon eos 550d, madhavan. Thanks for your compliments :)

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  8. All pictures are beautiful. I was just writing my post when I strayed off to facebook and got to see the picture! I think the camera truly enjoyed working with mom-daughter duo :)

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  9. so nice pic.. really lively photos.. I like the first one

    Great-secret-of-life.blogspot.com

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  10. Love the picture of her picking a kozhukattai..lovely clicks, Bharathy!

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  11. lovely clicks bharathy ! BTW canon (Rebel T 2i) comes home - yay ! still gazing at it from a safe quarter :D

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  12. Loved all the pictures very much :) Love the clarity too

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  13. These shots are a sublime piece of work! Thanks for sharing! Two thumbs up…
    JeremyMerriam.com

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  14. Beautiful shots! The hands and chillies...nice focus. All the pictures are very appealing and so well composed...even the casual ones. Kudos!

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  15. All the clicks are very beautiful...Loved the last one most...

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  16. All pics are good but the third one is exceptionally good... I mean awesome... U are an amazing photographer..

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  17. Awesome Post..very useful too..Love all the clicks dear..

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