Hardly Working

And left out in the rain, no less

IMG_8376Hand held, manual focus, AV mode.

Other info:

Exposure: f/5.6 1/13s, ISO 3200
Exposure Mode: Auto
Focal Length: 85.0 mm
Lens: EF-S17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Flash: Did not fire, compulsory mode
Metering Mode: Spot
Subject Distance: 0.5 m
Custom Rendered: Normal process
White Balance: Manual
Scene Capture Type: Standard
Model: Canon EOS50D
Camera Raw
White Balance: Custom
Temperature: 5375° K
Tint: +25
Exposure: +0.50
Recovery: 16
Blacks: 10
Brightness: +53
Contrast: +50

4 thoughts on “Hardly Working

  1. I’m a novice,and you’re way more experienced than I am,so I’m wondering why you set your ISO to 3200? Wouldn’t make it grainy,especially during the day?

    • Hi,
      Thanks for your question. I’m hardly an expert, but I can give you my reasoning for this. I chose ISO 3200 because of lighting conditions, mostly – it was late on a rainy day, and not much natural light. I preferred the look of the natural light vs. a flash or other lighting, plus I usually prefer to take hand-held shots rather than lug around a tripod and set it up for each shot. In order to have a shutter speed fast enough that I could still do hand-held shots, I needed to use a higher ISO.
      Grain, on the other hand, is a matter of preference. If the photo were enlarged enough, yes, it would be grainy. Would that detract from the image? I think that depends on the ultimate purpose of the photo, as well as individual preference. If the photo were meant to be used in advertising, for example, grain would be more of an issue. But for blog and personal use, it’s not a big deal. Plus, grain doesn’t bother me if it doesn’t diminish the appeal of the final image itself. Many fine-art photographers employ grain to express a certain mood or situation, as well.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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