Creative Photography.

I trundled off for another workshop at the Nikon training school in the centre of London yesterday, this time to learn Getting Creative with DSLR photography.  This next series of photographs explores the concept of seeing an object using close ups and depth of field.

I leave the ISO at 800, my camera can comfortably go up to 3200, maybe 6400 without any noticeable grain, I leave my white balance in auto, I have no idea what the sunshine is doing or what I am going to photograph as I leave the dungeon like teaching area and climb the stairs into a bright light.

And then I notice them, the stairs are amazing.  Everyone wanders off and I head back to the stairs, I really want to photograph them. Stairs 1

Firstly a set up shot.  So in my imaginings you all know what I am photographing, all photographs taken in raw, not edited.

Nikon D7100,  1/80 sec at f/6.3, ISO 800, 35mm f/1.8   I want a large depth of field here to see the stairs, in a perfect world I might have increased the f stop, the bottom stair is not quite clean enough. Stairs 2

Nikon D7100, 1/320 sec at f/1.8, ISO 800Stairs 3, 35mm f/1.8

Nikon D7100, 1/500 sec at f1.8, ISO 800, 35mm f/1.8Stairs 4

Nikon D7100, 1/400 sec at f/5.0, ISO 800, 35mm f/1.8 (I want crisp lines at the edge of the stairs so have given more depth to the picture).Stairs 5

Nikon D7100, 1/200 sec at f/1.8, ISO 800, 35mm f1.8Stairs 6

Nikon D7100, 1/320 sec at f1.8, ISO 800, 35mm f1.8

Not bad for a first attempt!

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