@Flugel Horn: I really like how those turned out, especially the second one.. were you panning with the ferry as it moved? Nice night shots!
Congrats on the news...are you teaching a more specific class, or is it general photography related? NIC has a pretty good reputation for their photography program, having you on staff is another "feather in their cap" so to speak... : )
Are you located at the Ryan Rd. campus or one of the satellites(sp?)
Where the pavement ends"
**sorry for the hi-jacked thread everyone!**
Thanks Al! - Currently teaching Advertising/Product Photography, but would love to expand on that in the future! I'm teaching up on Ryan Road, yup.. bit of a commute, but WORTH IT!
...and to keep it on-topic, here's a neat perspective from inside a float plane after landing in the harbour...
I took 3 other shots in the same sequence with the same settings, and this was the only one where the ship was focused.
0"6 is 1/6th of a second (see how they changed things again? ) - which is a pretty long shutter speed (long opening) for a moving subject, but since you're at a distance, it worked out quite well!
There are reasons to break every rule, so I hate calling them 'rules' - but to freeze action you should consider anywhere from 1/125th of a second to 1/2000th of a second, and to have motion in your shot, try 1/15th of a second to 1/60th of a second, and steady your hands, or use a tripod! Hope this helps a bit!
Photos taken from the perspective of the Nanaimo Cemetery, on January 23, 2010.
Ferry Coastal Inspiration is headed for Duke Point.
- in the foreground is Protection Island.
- the Seacrest apartments tower frames the shot.
(can you see any falling barbecues from the tower?)
Old school look of ships outside of Nanaimo Harbour.
- Perhaps from the Nanaimo Archives, of the Union Steamship "Cardena". Or perhaps not...
I used to live in that corner unit on the 17th floor, facing the water.
Woke up every morning wishing I had a camera.
A couple of photos taken at Neck Point yesterday ... the third photo is the new part
Lifes tough......................get a helmet!!!!!!!