a. the pixels in the high-key image fall more to the right on the histogram.
b. all the highlights in the high-key image are either 95% or under so none of the pixels would print without detail.
c. most of the pixels in the low-key image are to the left of the histogram.
d. most of the blacks in the low-key image are either 5% or under so those pixels would print without detail.
e. the pixels in the varied tone image fall more to the left of the histogram.
f. there are a few black pixels under 5% so those pixels would print without detail.
g. i believe my camera is properly exposing the high-key scene, as none of the pixels would print without detail. however, i don’t think it’s properly exposing the low-key scene, as many of the pixels are below 5%.
h. the varied tone histogram shows more dynamic range.
the in camera noise reduction did help quite a bit considering my camera is old and generally includes a lot of noise in the images. there doesn’t seem to be any detail lost. however, there was a loss of sharpness when the high-ISO noise reduction was on the strong setting. I think the slow shutter speed noise reduction turned out to be the best one.
i don’t have my panning picture because i forgot my camera the day i was going to shoot it (the day before this assignment was due). however, if i had done it i would probably have chosen to pan a snow plow or something similar.
For these images I either used my 35-70mm f/3.5-22, my 100-300mm f/5.6-32 or my 50mm f/1.7-22.
although the foreground object takes approx. the same amount of space in all three images, as the focal lengths got longer, the background seemed to move closer to the foreground object, making the picture flatter.
as the focal length gets smaller, the more distortion is introduced into the image: their bodies and heads look smaller.. there also seems to be a more apparent depth of field in the shorter focal lengths.
as the focal length gets longer, the depth of field gets shallower even if the number stays the same. this can be seen in the images above. the aperture i used was f/5.6.
overall these images were all slightly different exposures which shouldn’t have been happening since my camera was on aperture mode the whole time.