Some home made tricks to take Quality Photos.

For the last 2 days I was trying the new settings of my camera and experimenting to take some new cool pictures. As I never had any formal training on Photography so this was my first real attempt to create photo\’s at my home with whatever was available. So, I started with the following:

1. 100 Watt Bulb

2. One Glass

3. My Camera Nikon D5000

So, here are the results of the experiment:

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For those of you interested in more details about the distance, focal length and other details. Here are the details:

For the First Photo:

File Name                       : DSC_0713.JPG
Make                            : NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model Name               : NIKON D5000
Orientation                     : Horizontal (normal)
X Resolution                    : 300
Y Resolution                    : 300
Resolution Unit                 : inches
Y Cb Cr Positioning             : Co-sited
Exposure Time                   : 1/30
F Number                        : 25.0
Exposure Program                : Manual
ISO                             : 1600

Exif Version                    : 0221
Date/Time Original              : 2010:09:05 11:20:04
Create Date                     : 2010:09:05 11:20:04
Components Configuration        : Y, Cb, Cr, –
Compressed Bits Per Pixel       : 4
Exposure Compensation           : 0
Max Aperture Value              : 5.7
Metering Mode                   : Spot
Light Source                    : Tungsten
Flash                           : On, Return detected
Focal Length                    : 52.0 mm
Maker Note Version              : 2.10
Quality                         : Fine
White Balance                   : Incandescent
Focus Mode                      : Manual
Flash Setting                   : Normal
Flash Type                      : Built-in,TTL
ISO Setting                     : 1600
Vibration Reduction             : Off
Active D-Lighting               : Off
Lens Type                       : G VR
Lens                            : 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Flash Mode                      : Fired, TTL Mode
Shooting Mode                   : Continuous
AF Area Mode Setting            : 3D-tracking (11 points)
AF Assist                       : Off
Lens                            : 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR
Shutter Speed                   : 1/30
Circle Of Confusion             : 0.020 mm
Depth Of Field                  : 0.04 m (0.32 – 0.35)
Field Of View                   : 22.1 deg (0.13 m)
Focal Length                    : 52.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 78.0 mm)
Hyperfocal Distance             : 5.40 m
Light Value                     : 10.2

For the second photo:

File Name                       : DSC_0721.JPG
Make                            : NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model Name               : NIKON D5000
Orientation                     : Horizontal (normal)
X Resolution                    : 300
Y Resolution                    : 300
Resolution Unit                 : inches
Software                        : Ver.1.00
Modify Date                     : 2010:09:05 11:22:14
Y Cb Cr Positioning             : Co-sited
Exposure Time                   : 1/6
F Number                        : 9.0
Exposure Program                : Shutter speed priority AE
ISO                             : 1600
Components Configuration        : Y, Cb, Cr, –
Compressed Bits Per Pixel       : 4
Exposure Compensation           : 0
Max Aperture Value              : 5.3
Metering Mode                   : Spot
Light Source                    : Tungsten
Flash                           : No Flash
Focal Length                    : 44.0 mm
Maker Note Version              : 2.10
Quality                         : Fine
White Balance                   : Incandescent
Focus Mode                      : Manual
Flash Setting                   : Normal
Flash Type                      :
White Balance Fine Tune         : 0 0
WB RB Levels                    : 1.1796875 2.09765625 1 1
Program Shift                   : 0
Exposure Difference             : 0
Compression                     : JPEG (old-style)
ISO Setting                     : 1600
Image Boundary                  : 0 0 4288 2848
Flash Exposure Compensation     : 0
Flash Exposure Bracket Value    : 0.0
Exposure Bracket Value          : 0
Crop Hi Speed                   : Off (4352×2868 cropped to 4352×2868 at pixel 0,0)
Exposure Tuning                 : 0
Vibration Reduction             : On
Active D-Lighting               : Off
Picture Control Version         : 0100
Picture Control Name            : Neutral
Picture Control Base            : Neutral
Picture Control Adjust          : Default Settings
Picture Control Quick Adjust    : n/a
Brightness                      : Normal
Hue Adjustment                  : None
Filter Effect                   : n/a
Toning Effect                   : n/a
Toning Saturation               : n/a
Timezone                        : +05:30
Daylight Savings                : No
Date Display Format             : D/M/Y
ISO Expansion                   : Off
ISO Expansion 2                 : Off
Auto Distortion Control         : On
Lens Type                       : G VR
Lens                            : 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Flash Mode                      : Did Not Fire
Shooting Mode                   : Continuous
Shot Info Version               : 0215
Firmware Version                : 1.00
ISO2                            : 1600
AF Area Mode Setting            : 3D-tracking (11 points)
AF Assist                       : Off
Noise Reduction                 : Off
WB RGGB Levels                  : 2848 0 0 0
AF Aperture                     : 5.3
Focus Position                  : 0x11
Focus Distance                  : 0.30 m
Retouch History                 : None
Sensing Method                  : One-chip color area
File Source                     : Digital Camera
Scene Type                      : Directly photographed
CFA Pattern                     : [Green,Blue][Red,Green]
Custom Rendered                 : Normal
Exposure Mode                   : Auto
Digital Zoom Ratio              : 1
Focal Length In 35mm Format     : 66 mm
Scene Capture Type              : Standard
Gain Control                    : High gain up
Contrast                        : Normal
Saturation                      : Normal
Sharpness                       : Normal
Light Value                     : 4.9

Lesson I learnt : Do not use auto mode and do not use auto-focus for this kind of photography.

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