Photography Challenges Continue

Last week I talked about experimenting with my camera but not using a notebook to write down the different settings I was using.  I have been taking pictures for the One Image A Week For 52 Weeks Personal Art Challenge that was using the theme The World Outside. 

This week I also participated in a three day challenge in which the theme was Bread.  All of the photographs for that challenge were taken indoors.  I was able to write down the different settings I used without having to lug around a notebook because there was paper and pencil right there on my desk!

Having access to paper and pencil did not, however, make those photo sessions any less frustrating.  The desired effect in changing the depth of field without adding noise (like grainy film) and getting the light exposure right all at the same time still eludes me.

The good part of this short challenge was the bread!  There’s very little bread bought and eaten in our place even though it’s one of my husband’s favorite foods.  You can image how elated he was when we went grocery shopping and I visited the deli to buy three different types of bread. He was so appreciative that he picked up some Baklava for me before we left that department.

I’m sure we both gained an extra pound or two this week eating a loaf of Banana Nut Bread, a French Baguette, Cornbread and of course the Baklava! 

Considering the frustration of the completed challenge, each pound I may have gained is worth every single bite of that Baklava. 

Your thoughts are always welcomed and encouraged if you’d like to comment.

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10/08/2023 at 11:39 am

A nice, appetizing photo. Allow me to be distracted by your comments. You mentioned increasing depth of field without increasing noise. Take a look at the “exposure triangle” – and keep in mind that using a tripod allows longer exposure times – and thus helps with your problem. You mentioned lugging a notebook, a topic you also discussed in your previous post. I buy little bound notebooks that are only 3 1/4 by 4 1/2 inches in size and have 80 lined pages. Together with a golf pencil a handy and small set that can easily be tucked into a pocket. Indeed there are many settings and other thoughts that are best jotted down. The camera remembers many settings but not everything is recorded.

    10/09/2023 at 7:36 am

    Ludwig, I especially appreciate that you’ve visited and read my post! Also thank you for the advice. I have been experimenting with the exposure also. The bottom line is that I just haven’t gotten all three “legs of that stool level”! By the way, I’ve been seeing some awesome photos from you on social media recently.

Melvin Hancock
10/05/2023 at 8:06 am

This is a great idea. I am going to the grocery store and purchase every type of cheesecake I can find. I will tell my wife that it is only for my photography, but I will need to eat them all since I don’t like to waste food. 😉

    10/05/2023 at 8:53 am

    That’s hilarious Melvin! However, I have a feeling your wife is not going to buy that argument. Good luck though.

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