For this challenge, it is up to you how you work on exposure. You might, like me, prefer to use shutter speed to change the exposure balance when shooting. You can also play with aperture. Or you can have fun changing the exposure settings while editing. The idea here is to see how the mood of any photo depends on its exposure.
I am posting three sets of photos that I have over – or underexposed in post edit. I usually shoot in automatic mode for exposure and edit the photo to suit it to way to capture what I thought I saw or change the mood. exposure, light and contrast are the main things I work with when editing my photos, but over the years I have learned few more tricks to get the photo to express more of what I want to show in it.
Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography. – George Eastman
Contrary to the general belief about photography, you don’t need bright sunlight: the best moodiest pictures are taken in the dim light of almost dusk, or of rainy days… – Jack Kerouac
All these shots except the portrait were taken late afternoon or at dusk so I wholeheartedly agree with the quote above.
I feel that this side profile mood is totally different in these shots, other is more hopeful and often overexposed shot is more forgiving to the person at least if you have lots of lines on your face 🙂
Shooting in nature with backlight has its challanges and you have to be careful not to over light the front,so that is doesn’t look unnatural. Obviously the what the eye sees and camera captures are often totally different in these situations.
This image is one more sample of mood changing light. The raw materials of photography are light and time and memory.
This trip down the memory lane to one of our travels to Thailand brought back to my attention some of the photos taken there. This is also at Koh Yao Noi. This woman walking on the beach at low tide pick goods from the beach on the way.
I did a post about low tide at Koh Yao Noi and I was asked by Frank if I had a photo of high tide. I did but unfortunately not totally with the same view. I did go and search my achieves of my travel photos from Thailand.