Happy or sad?

Practice will render you the master. This is certainly true in photography. For this project I invited my kids to have fun. We called it “Happy or sad?”

I don’t have a huge studio at home. In fact, I don’t have a studio at all. But I have a huge window in my living room. On a sunny day the amount of light being let through that window is enormous. If you photograph a person against this window, and you set the exposure on the person, the background will be completely overexposed, rendering it pure white. This basically gives a reflection-free, pure white backdrop without a studio.I took my ‘ol budy EOS 600D for a spin. Set it to M (I know, scary stuff…). But I get full control over the exposure. For this specif shoot I used a Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens. Few trials gave me the following exposure settings: ISO 100, 1/160, f/2.2

Post production was not very complex. Some of the shots were converted to BW and cropped to fit nicely on A4 printout.

The kids loved this project. Hopy you’ll like it to.

Don’t forget to leave a comment.

Published by jedrzej

Hi, I’m Jędrzej. I am a hobbyist photographer and graphic designer, although during “bushiness day” I work as an engineer in the aviation industry. My adventure with photography started in the 90's and had never stopped. This site is the hub of my creative work.

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