Thursday, November 05, 2009

Beauty products

Today's photography post is inspired by the beauty products I recently picked up at Sephora. I wanted to blog about the facial cleanser and makeup remover I bought anyway because they are both AWESOME, but I also wanted to take some pictures to work on my photography skills - this seemed an efficient way to do both. At the condo, impediments to capturing shots include toddlers and cats, as we see here:
Shutter 1/100 Aperture f/1.4 ISO 800 Tungsten*

Shutter 1.3 Aperture f/16.0 ISO 1600 Tungsten

Shutter 1/125 Aperture f/1.4 ISO 1600 Tungsten

Shutter 1.3 Aperture f/16.0 ISO 1600 Tungsten*
The white balance is off. I tried to recalibrate (my descriptive word, I'm not sure if it's the right word) and use the preset setting taken off the lights in our house but it didn't work well. The colors are still off but it's less yellowy-orange than it was so I guess that's better, eh?

*The f/16.0 stop is the highest my lens could go. I'm currently using the AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4G on the Nikon D40x body.


Rachele said...

i saw the title and I expected to see dog toys.

Dr. A said...

Non-photographers question - but how does the background change how the object is perceived?

I love sephora too!

Go, go, grabby hands.

Amber said...

Correction: f/16 is the LOWEST your camera can go. :)

(I am never going to get the hang of that one... maybe we can just change it?)

Amber said...

Ha, I just got that one, Rachele. Good one!