Category Archives: project february

project february: day twenty nine

Day twenty nine: silly faces from silly kids

Manual camera settings and the why behind them:

ISO – 400  (cloudy, even a bit sprinkly)
aperture – F 2.8
shutter speed – 1/200
distance from subject (rough estimate) – 6 feet away?
focal point – a face in the middle
lens – 50mm 1.2L
camera body – canon’s 5D mark II

project february: day twenty eight

Day twenty eight: swim lessons

Manual camera settings and the why behind them:

ISO – 2000  (inside late afternoon)
aperture – F 2.5 (needed light and like the wider open lens look)
shutter speed – 1/200
distance from subject (rough estimate) – 4 feet away?
focal point – his face/goggles
lens – 50mm 1.2L
camera body – canon’s 5D mark II

project february: day twenty seven

Day twenty seven: karate in the evening

*I set up the camera and was taking a couple of pics of my boys with their daddy, then I handed the camera to my hubby and he shot a few of me and my boys doing “karate”.  Guess I should be in a shot or two, right? Even in my jammies? :)

Manual camera settings and the why behind them:
ISO – 2000  (evening, very low light)
aperture – F 2.2 (needed light)
shutter speed – 1/100 (needed light)
distance from subject (rough estimate) – 10 feet away?
focal point – probably my upper shoulder/face area?
lens – 35mm 1.4L
camera body – canon’s 5D mark II

project february: day twenty six

Day twenty six: target

*You know you love that I took my camera into target. :)

Manual camera settings and the why behind them:
ISO – 800  (lots of lights but inside target)
aperture – F 3.2 (two kids, wanted both to be in focus)
shutter speed – 1/160 (needed light but didn’t want it open much wider)
distance from subject (rough estimate) – just a couple feet in front of the shopping cart
focal point – my boys’ heads…just picked one of them
lens – 50mm 1.2L
camera body – canon’s 5D mark II