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Project 52 Weeks – Week 2 Light

In photography having the correct light is important and it is often use to add drama to the scene. As photographer we are taught of going for proper or correct exposure but that is not always the case. Here is one photo that I took of the inside of a chapel.

Here I went for the shot that highlights the altar using only the light coming from the window above the altar and from those coming from the roof. Having no tripod with me as this was an unplanned trip, I had to use the slowest shutter settings possible without producing camera shake. I still wanted to produce the effect of bringing the focus of the one looking at the photograph to the subject which is the altar.
This is the chapel viewed from the outside just to illustrate how harsh the light during the time I was taking the shot inside. This one I had to again make changes to my camera settings since more light is available, not doing so will leave me with an overexposed photograph.
What I learned during my almost three years in photography is that although we strive to get the correct exposure, sometimes breaking that rule produces good or even great photographs. This things you would not learn unless you get out with your camera and keep shooting.
Photo taken using Canon EOS 70D with a Canon EFS 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM at Chapel On The Hill in Batulao, Batangas.

A Different kind of shot


In this basketball-crazy country I am one who as a kid dreamt of making it big as a professional basketball player, not just for the fame but for the financial rewards that came with it. Sadly, I never got to lived that dream but I continued playing basketball just for the love of the game. Though injuries I sustained during games and even practices made me play less and less of it until I made the decision this year that I am out of playing competitive basketball.


Each year my high school batch would join our alma mater’s alumni basketball league and I would play and contribute whatever I can on-court. This year I passed up the opportunity to play and instead told my batch that I would make my contribution to the team off-court. I would be making shots from the sidelines – with my camera.


So with my only camera, a Canon EOS 600D fitted with a Canon 18-135mm/f3.5-5.6 IS kit lens, I set out to take the best shots. The lighting in our school gym was so poor, it was like shooting with natural light only, so I had to bump up my ISO. I had no choice since I would be taking action shots I had to set my shutter speed fast enough to avoid or even minimize blurring. This introduced noise to the photos and although I can minimize it on post process, I liked how it turned out.