Friday, April 15, 2011

Photo Class: Loud

Today's lesson was on adjusting the white balance in your photos, and the theme was "Loud." On a whim, I decided to bring my camera to work with me today, because, who knows? I might have come across someone in a loud Hawaiian shirt.

Didn't happen. But as I was waiting for the elevator, I heard a very loud drilling sound coming from the foyer where two workers were doing something with the marble tiles that line the ceiling joists. I quickly checked my settings, then took one snap and started to play with the settings a little more. Just as I was about to take some more pix, a security guard came up to me and informed me that I was not allowed to take pictures inside the building.

So this was the only picture I got. The "leading lines" aren't really working in my favour and I've got the subject matter boringly centred, but the picture doesn't totally suck.
f/3.5, 1/30, ISO/800,
light balance set to "sunlight"
I had actually discovered the white-balance setting on my camera by accident the other day. The same day I accidentally set it to format all my pictures as CR2 images - a special Canon format; I couldn't even preview them! I'll have to dig out the software that came with the camera.

As a reward for slogging through that explanation, here is a quick snap of me in the famous CASUAL ELEGANT ATTIRE. The event was at the Science & Technology Museum, and I had a chance to play with the Vandegraff generator. Isn't that what everyone does when they go to a soirée?

Taken with my BlackBerry
It's probably not the glam shot you were expecting, but you get the idea. As it happened, most people were dressed comparably, though I did see some questionable outfits, including leggings worn as pants with a cropped crocheted sweater. Only Barbie could get away with that, and this woman was no Barbie.

I must say, that was one of the most fun evening events I've ever attended. It combined geeky fun with excellent food and an open bar. What's not to love?

1 comment:

  1. Did you ever get your hair to calm down after that? My hair looks close to that at the best of times, so I would never go near that voluntarily!

    Re the photo...I'm not art-critique, but I actually really loved the play of the lines and light...really great!. And, I can almost hear it. I thought you were going to say the security guard was keeping you away in case of falling marble tile! ouch.


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