It was the top floor of our university and we were just wondering about as it was the last class of the semester. As always, I had my camera with me. And I took a few photos that I think came out pretty great.
While the picture above was pretty easy to take, it was more challenging to take the ones below. As you can see, my friend was standing against the light and it was really difficult to get the exposure right. Luckily, I had the external flash with me, which helped a little, but I was still struggling to get the exposure right.
In fact, I didn’t end up getting the correct exposure. Thankfully, I made a habit of shooting RAW which helped me recover highlights and bring back shadows. The end result is noisier, but at least it didn’t have highlight clipping in the histogram.
To finish it up, here’s one more candid shot that I took in the place that light was hitting on. As I wrote previously, I find it very difficult to take a candid shot that looks better than a snapshot. But when I manage to get a shot that I’m happy with, the struggle becomes rewarding.
I have a few more shots from that day, but I’ll probably post those over at 10k.aispictures.com.
I also have an upcoming travel to the US and I’m planning not to take any of my DSLR gears and instead rely on the mirrorless cameras that I have. It’s certainly a challenge to make that decision because, well, I love taking pictures and traveling — let alone going abroad — without the camera gear sounds insensible at first. But I’m going to give it a try and see how it goes.