I gave myself a challenge today. My self assigned challenge was to concentrate on overall form, tone and motion rather then worrying about focus and capturing fine detail. I can remembering reading somewhere that a great way to pick a “good” photo from a bunch of other photos is to make small thumbnail versions of the all the images and select one that jumps out in thumbnail form. If you convert a bunch of photos to thumbnails, stand back and look at them, all you will see is the overall form, tones, and composition. What you will find is that photos with strong compositions will stand out form the pack in thumbnail form.
I took this shot on the way to lunch today. I was walking down the corridor when I noticed how the students in front of me were lit as they walked through the doorway into the open foyer. I quite literally had seconds to capture this shot. So I grabbed my camera from its bag, set my aperture to f/8 and scale focused the lens, put the camera to my eye to make sure I had the students in frame and pressed the shutter button. I personally think this is quite a strong image but I’m sure it will not be everyones cup of tea!
This shot was processed in Aperture 3.0 and Nik softwares Silver Efex Pro 2.
Shot details :- ISO 160, 50mm, 0 ev, f/8, 0.5s