Photo Project Forum

A monthly, community-driven photography assignment. This forum is moderated by Didache and Frog.

Photo Project Gallery >>

Featured Photo
Photo by Tyson L. Sparks

by Tyson L. Sparks
Featured Photo Archive >>
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 78
  1. #1
    LRPS Alison's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,773

    June Photo Project: Window light

    Well...what did you expect? :thumbsup:

  2. #2
    LRPS Alison's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,773

    Re: June Photo Project: Window light

    Just to confirm, it DOES NOT have to be a portrait. It can be anything window light related :thumbsup:

  3. #3
    They call me P-Wac JETA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Pacific NW
    Posts
    2,165

    Re: June Photo Project: Window light

    For us who are noobs, can you explain what window light is exactly. TIA!
    It's not blurry. It's bokeh.

    Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
    Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Canon EOS 1D Mark III
    Canon 24-70mm EF f/2.8L
    Canon 24-105mm EF f/4L IS
    Canon Zoom Telephoto EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS
    Canon 17-40mm EF f/4L
    Canon 15mm F/2.8 EF Fisheye Lens
    Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
    Canon 50mm f/1.8
    Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite
    Canon 580EX Speedlite
    Canon EOS Rebel 300D

  4. #4
    Senior Member swmdrayfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Kalamazoo, Mi
    Posts
    2,474

    Re: June Photo Project: Window light

    Light coming thru a window.

  5. #5
    Senior Member WsW-WYATT-EARP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    UNION GROVE, WI
    Posts
    852

    Re: June Photo Project: Window light

    no flash .... we all know alison uses reflectors though:thumbsup:
    Ben

    Bodies: Nikon D300 - Nikon D50

    Lenses: Nikkor 50mm f1.8 D - Tamron 17mm - 50mm F2.8 - Nikon 70mm - 200mm F2.8 VR - Nikon 1.7 Teleconverter

    Lighting: Nikon SB600 speedlight - AlienBees (2) B400's - Polaris Flash Meter

    Stabalization: Manfrotto 190XPROB tripod - Manfrotto 3265 joystick head

  6. #6
    LRPS Alison's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,773

    Re: June Photo Project: Window light

    Quote Originally Posted by WsW-WYATT-EARP
    no flash .... we all know alison uses reflectors though:thumbsup:
    Nope not all the time. 9 times out of 10 I use window light only. If I use a reflector I usually say so. :thumbsup:

    I would give some more examples but most of my window light shots are portraits.
    I better get taking some new ones of different things.

  7. #7
    Senior Member readingr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Basingstoke UK
    Posts
    4,564

    Re: June Photo Project: Window light

    Here goes my first!

    Need to check with the boss why we still have a Christmas decoration out.

    Roger
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails June Photo Project: Window light-_mg_0310.jpg   June Photo Project: Window light-_mg_0295.jpg  
    "I hope we will never see the day when photo shops sell little schema grills to clamp onto our viewfinders; and the Golden Rule will never be found etched on our ground glass." from The mind's eye by Henri Cartier-Bresson

    My Web Site: www.readingr.com

    DSLR
    Canon 5D; EF100-400 F4.5-5.6L IS USM; EF24-70 F2.8L USM 50mm F1.8 II; EF 100 F2.8 Macro
    Digital
    Canon Powershot Pro 1; Canon Ixus 100


  8. #8
    LRPS Alison's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,773

    Re: June Photo Project: Window light

    Ok. So it's kind of a portrait I guess (sorry). Here's my son on a train ride
    And a shot of the toothbrushes on my bathroom window sill.
    Last edited by Alison; 06-05-2007 at 03:08 AM.

  9. #9
    Too square to be hip. almo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Sweet home Ala... Florida
    Posts
    4,749

    Re: June Photo Project: Window light

    A couple I did last night after Ali clued me in to the new project theme.

    My mouse. You can see, it's well used.


    Peanuts...
    John Cowan
    Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
    ~Ernest Hemingway~

  10. #10
    Senior Member WsW-WYATT-EARP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    UNION GROVE, WI
    Posts
    852

    Re: June Photo Project: Window light

    Quote Originally Posted by Alison
    Nope not all the time. 9 times out of 10 I use window light only. If I use a reflector I usually say so. :thumbsup:

    I would give some more examples but most of my window light shots are portraits.
    I better get taking some new ones of different things.
    I didn't mean it that you use reflectors all the time ... sorry if it sounded that way ...
    Ben

    Bodies: Nikon D300 - Nikon D50

    Lenses: Nikkor 50mm f1.8 D - Tamron 17mm - 50mm F2.8 - Nikon 70mm - 200mm F2.8 VR - Nikon 1.7 Teleconverter

    Lighting: Nikon SB600 speedlight - AlienBees (2) B400's - Polaris Flash Meter

    Stabalization: Manfrotto 190XPROB tripod - Manfrotto 3265 joystick head

  11. #11
    LRPS Alison's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,773

    Re: June Photo Project: Window light

    It's ok Ben don't worry. I had a go with my gold reflector yesterday although it was totally outdoors so I can't post it in here

  12. #12
    They call me P-Wac JETA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Pacific NW
    Posts
    2,165

    Re: June Photo Project: Window light

    Thanks for the explanation.

    I'm enjoying this board because it is broadening my hobbiest horizons.

    Thanks again.
    It's not blurry. It's bokeh.

    Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
    Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Canon EOS 1D Mark III
    Canon 24-70mm EF f/2.8L
    Canon 24-105mm EF f/4L IS
    Canon Zoom Telephoto EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS
    Canon 17-40mm EF f/4L
    Canon 15mm F/2.8 EF Fisheye Lens
    Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
    Canon 50mm f/1.8
    Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite
    Canon 580EX Speedlite
    Canon EOS Rebel 300D

  13. #13
    Analog Photographer, Digital World Axle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Milton, ON, Canada
    Posts
    2,141

    Re: June Photo Project: Window light

    Here are some that I was able to drag out of a friend's facebook (yes these are my photos). I took these for said friend for their mom's Christmas gift.

    Tech specs:
    Nikon F80
    Nikkor AF-D 24mm f/2.8
    Kodak Portra 400NC





    Alex Luyckx | Photography
    Capturing Beauty in Everything

  14. #14
    Film Forum Moderator Xia_Ke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Mainahh
    Posts
    3,353

    Re: June Photo Project: Window light

    Here's one of my favorite subjects Ollie. Can be found most days on the back of the couch looking out the window. He was nice enough to let me takes some pics of him again today. Here's one I liked a lot because of the reflection in on his eye.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails June Photo Project: Window light-dsc_7901a.jpg  
    Aaron Lehoux * flickr
    Please do not edit my photos, thank you.

  15. #15
    Liz
    Liz is offline
    Moderator Emeritus Liz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    5,983

    Re: June Photo Project: Window light

    The light is actually from the late afternoon sun coming through the window to the other side of the room. The 2nd one is a crop.

    Liz




    Crop


    Liz

  16. #16
    Liz
    Liz is offline
    Moderator Emeritus Liz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    5,983

    Re: June Photo Project: Window light

    My god-child on her first holy communion day. She was sitting in the car waiting to go to the church. I took it from outside - and cloned out the door handle.

    Liz


  17. #17
    Panarus biarmicus Moderator (Sports) SmartWombat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    11,750

    Re: June Photo Project: Window light

    Can I show how not to do it?
    I'm still learning ...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails June Photo Project: Window light-vv9w4693.jpg   June Photo Project: Window light-pa3p7274.jpg  
    PAul

    Scroll down to the Sports Forum and post your sports pictures !

  18. #18
    Liz
    Liz is offline
    Moderator Emeritus Liz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    5,983

    Re: June Photo Project: Window light

    Quote Originally Posted by SmartWombat
    Can I show how not to do it?
    I'm still learning ...
    Paul,

    That last one - the portrait - looks good to me.

    Liz

  19. #19
    Panarus biarmicus Moderator (Sports) SmartWombat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    11,750

    Re: June Photo Project: Window light

    Not quite there, but almost.
    His nose is lost in the cheek highlight.
    I should have sat a couple of chairs to the right.
    Shooting from the shadow side the contrast was too high, and I had to work very hard in Lightroom to recover the shadow detail. It's on the edge of usability because of the line pattern noise that is perhaps hidden at this resolution.

    Can you tell I cheated in the first one?
    PAul

    Scroll down to the Sports Forum and post your sports pictures !

  20. #20
    Panarus biarmicus Moderator (Sports) SmartWombat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    11,750

    Re: June Photo Project: Window light

    OK then, I will play the non-portrait card
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails June Photo Project: Window light-p1030368.jpg  
    PAul

    Scroll down to the Sports Forum and post your sports pictures !

  21. #21
    Liz
    Liz is offline
    Moderator Emeritus Liz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    5,983

    Re: June Photo Project: Window light

    I really like that last photo - the room with the windows. I love the reflection on the right - and the door. Very nice.

    About the first portrait and your question

    Can you tell I cheated in the first one?

    No......because I don't quite "get it"

    Liz

  22. #22
    They call me P-Wac JETA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Pacific NW
    Posts
    2,165

    Re: June Photo Project: Window light

    OK. Bear with me here. My first attempt on my only willing participant.

    It's not blurry. It's bokeh.

    Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
    Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Canon EOS 1D Mark III
    Canon 24-70mm EF f/2.8L
    Canon 24-105mm EF f/4L IS
    Canon Zoom Telephoto EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS
    Canon 17-40mm EF f/4L
    Canon 15mm F/2.8 EF Fisheye Lens
    Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
    Canon 50mm f/1.8
    Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite
    Canon 580EX Speedlite
    Canon EOS Rebel 300D

  23. #23
    LRPS Alison's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,773

    Re: June Photo Project: Window light

    Oh my goodness. I am going to have some stiff competition on my hands now aren't I? Great pictures everyone!

  24. #24
    Analog Photographer, Digital World Axle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Milton, ON, Canada
    Posts
    2,141

    Re: June Photo Project: Window light


    Canada Malting Co. Plant -- Toronto, ON


    Richard L. Hearn Thermal Generating Station -- Toronto, ON


    Lister Block -- Hamilton, ON


    Crystal Ballroom, King Edward Hotel -- Toronto, ON


    Gauge Building, Muskoka Regional Center -- Gravenhurst, ON
    Alex Luyckx | Photography
    Capturing Beauty in Everything

  25. #25
    Senior Member readingr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Basingstoke UK
    Posts
    4,564

    Re: June Photo Project: Window light

    Axle,

    The crystal ballroom is incredible - nice photo.

    Roger
    "I hope we will never see the day when photo shops sell little schema grills to clamp onto our viewfinders; and the Golden Rule will never be found etched on our ground glass." from The mind's eye by Henri Cartier-Bresson

    My Web Site: www.readingr.com

    DSLR
    Canon 5D; EF100-400 F4.5-5.6L IS USM; EF24-70 F2.8L USM 50mm F1.8 II; EF 100 F2.8 Macro
    Digital
    Canon Powershot Pro 1; Canon Ixus 100


Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •