Friday, March 31, 2006 - Happy birthday!

Happy birthday!
Happy birthday!
Happy birthday!
Happy birthday!


Blogger 壁虎 said...

Woa!! It's Ailing's Birthday on Tuesday 28/03/06! She invited quite a lot of friends to her chalet and I'm included! I stayed there overnight for 1 day and brought my camera along, unfortunately I left my tripod at home.

I then realised how important a tripod is to me when I tried to shoot a couple of 15 seconds long exposure night scene. The image is beautiful, colours aregreat, but however blurred due to handshake. Image 1 and image 2 can be view by clicking on it.

Today I'm just uploading the "candles blowing, cake cutting" pictures, there are more to come in the subsequent posts! I bet you wouldn't get bored! ;)

Some of the blurs are due to handshake as I'm using a pretty long exposure here, noise on the last picture were added during processing.

Your comments are all appreciated.

taken: 3/28/2006 8.40PM
camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS (Prosumer camera)
focal length: 10mm - 15mm
aperture: f/3.2 & f/3.5
shutter speed: 1/3s & 1/4s
exposure compensation: 0 step
metering: pattern
flash: fired
image quality: JPEG
cropping: no

Friday, March 31, 2006 7:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Suby said...

All I will say is a tripod would not have helped much here, you would still get motion blur. Flash or good lighting would help. If you don't like direct flash, bounce it, if you can't bounce it, put a transluscent paper in front of the flash.

Guess she must have had a lovely birthday :)

Friday, March 31, 2006 11:37:00 PM  
Blogger 壁虎 said...

Suby, the tripod I mentioned wasn't for these pictures in the post, but just for the two 15 seconds long exposure shot on the top comment. The room itself was dimly lighted with yellow lights and lighting wasn't good, I guess I should've used medium flash or full flash instead, but what I was on the LCD screen was fine, so I did not thought of re-taking it.

Could you give some some tips on bouncing flash and using lights? I'm not a good flash player yet.

I remembered reading from the Camera User Guide warning not to put anything infront of the flash light, would the translucent paper be safe in this case?

Saturday, April 01, 2006 2:53:00 AM  
Blogger 小嬡 said...

Bouncing the flash means adjusting the angle of the flash.

eg. 45 degree upwards and the flash light hit the ceiling and bounced to the background to brighten it up.

If I've not mistaken, translucent paper can prevent over-exposure to the subject when you wanna brighten up the darker background.

Saturday, April 01, 2006 12:13:00 PM  
Blogger 壁虎 said...

小嫒, prosumer camera cannot do bounce flash right?

Translucent paper is any type of paper as long as it's translucent? Or do I have to get it from camera shops?

Sunday, April 02, 2006 1:53:00 AM  

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