Sunday, February 22, 2015


This week I went on a cruise to the Bahamas and the Keys. My goal for this week was to take some cool and interesting sunset shots. I experimented with shutter speed and aperture settings. Shutter speed changes how fast the picture is taken 1/1600 of a second is a fast shutter speed. Which means less light would be let through because it is faster. 1/60 of a second is the last setting before you would need a tripod because it is too long. Like in one of my last blog posts on B-Setting the longer the exposure the more blurred moving objects are. Aperture settings change how wide the opening is for the picture. 3.2 is a very wide aperture which allows more light in. 22 is a very small aperture which allows even less light.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Hand Colored

This week I am talking about the technic of hand coloring. For hand coloring you need to take a picture with film. Then you develop and print the photo. You print it on this special paper. Then you place it in a blotter book. The blotter book helps dry the print and absorb all the water out of the print. Then you can color it with colored pencils or water colors. After you finish coloring you can dry press it. This is when you take the print and fuse it to a board using a hot compresser.