DIY Photo Challenge # 4 Reflections
Jack Carlson, Photography Instructor
These times, when we’re all confined under what seems rather like house arrest, there’s still a great photo opportunity that’s in your neighborhood–especially given the current state of many roads. Look for the images that are reflected in the pools of water near the edge of the pavement. They will usually appear in black/white even when shot in color.
Find a puddle that’s large enough to reflect most of the tree canopy. Fill the frame by stepping back and optically zooming in to do this. Manually focus on the reflected image. You, the photographer will use the h or v perspective that’s determined by the size of the water.
This image will include both the water and the area around it. Use a wider focal length to increase the angle of view. Once you’ve found it, use the max (widest) aperture and manual focus to visually separate the subject reflection from the area around it.
When you have taken both pictures: Attach both images in jpeg format to an email and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Images may be from any place where you find the DIY Challenge subjects. They can be from different locations.
- Remember to include the Challenge Number in the heading.
- I know what some of you are thinking, but no dice: POST-PRODUCTION IS STILL NOT ALLOWED for the images you send. While this isn’t a structured class, the instructor remains the same, so why would this rule be eliminated? Feel free to send questions/comments or a recipe for peanut butter chocolate cookies in the note that accompanies your images.