DPS Assigment: Kitchen Utensils

Here is my latest DPS Assignment entry for “Kitchen Utensils”. You are meant to take an everyday item from your kitchen and make it interesting. I am not sure if I have achieved this, but I had some fun with my new 580EXII Speedlite trying to do it.

DPS Assigment: Kitchen Utensils

DPS Assigment: Kitchen Utensils
Camera: Canon 450D
Lens: EF-S 18-55 IS
Exposure: 1/10
Aperture: F4.5
Focal Length: 36mm
Flash: Yes, Strobe 30Hz x 3 flashes @ 1/64 (Canon 580EXII) Continue reading →

DPS Assigment: Your Evening

Been away for a bit so I missed the last assigment. Here is my submission for this week’s assignment, ‘Your Evening’. My evening largly consists of being stuck in traffic on my way home across the city. This picture was taken about half way along my drive home on Johnston St in Fitzroy.

DPS Assignment: Your Evening

Assignment: Your Evening
Focal Length: 35mm
Shutter Speed: 1/2
F-stop: F-5.6
ISO Speed: ISO-400
Flash: No
Date/Time: 5/5/09 6:22PM

(camera EXIF data is 1 hour out because I haven’t changed it off daylight savings time)

DPS Assigment: Natural Light Portrait

Here is this week’s assigment submission I call “Girl Racer”. I had to use a heal brush in Photoshop to get rid of a hint of a powerline.

Girl Racer
Girl Racer

DPS Assignment: Natural Light Portrait
Date: 19/4/09
Camera: Canon 450D
Lens: EF-S IS 18-55
Focal Length: 55mm
Aperture: F5.6
Exposure: 1/400
ISO: 100

DPS Assignment – In The City

This picture is for the DPS assignment ‘In The City’. It was taken at the top of Collins St in Melbourne late last night.

I was looking to capture the movement through the city at night, particularly of trams and cars. The only post processing was to crop and straighten the image. Click the image to see a larger size.

Collins Street (Melbourne) at night
Collins Street (Melbourne) at night

DPS Assignment: In the City
Date: 14/4/09
Camera: Canon 450D
Lens: EF-S IS 18-55
Aperture: F20
Exposure: 19sec
ISO: 100

Shooting Fireworks

After my first effort at shooting fireworks on New Year’s Eve, I found an article in my email on how to shoot fireworks the right way. As it turns out, I guessed most of the settings to use correctly except for one…..the darn ISO speed setting.

Now I know, I am searching for an Australia Day fireworks spectacular to shoot!