My fourth and final set of images are for the indoor scene illuminated by a single light source of high luminance.

Manchester in a Bag

Manchester in a Bag - ISO200, f/16, 1/200s.  Click to see on Flickr.

Manchester in a Bag – ISO200, f/16, 1/200s. Click to see on Flickr.

Shot with a flash gun to camera right, shooting through an umbrella.  I arranged the light to minimise the length of the shadows, and shooting through the umbrella ensured the light was diffused so less intense.  The camera was on manual for this shot, set to f/16 to ensure a good depth-of-field.

Histogram - Manchester in a Bag

Histogram – Manchester in a Bag

Nothing too exciting in the histogram – there’s an even spread of tones shown across the graph.

Difference between how I saw the scene, and how it turned out

The shadow is the main source of contrast in this scene; as it’s an arranged shot it’s pretty much what I expected as I set the scene up.

I “heart” MCR

I "Heart" MCR - ISO 200, f/11, 1/1250s.  Click to see on Flickr.

I “Heart” MCR – ISO 200, f/11, 1/1250s. Click to see on Flickr.

Shot with my my flash gun again, to camera left with an omni-bounce diffuser attached to ensure their wasn’t a harsh reflection in the water on the umbrella.  The short exposure time was to isolate the subject from the black cloth background.  It wasn’t entirely successful; the image is under-exposed which I had to do to avoid the cloth being obvious.  It’s made the writing grey rather than white.  More distance between the cloth and umbrella probably could have fixed the image and allowed me to increase the flash power or open the aperture more – but I have nothing that would hold the umbrella in such a position.  Alternatively I’d have modified the image in post, but that’s not an option for this assignment.

Histogram - I "Heart" MCR

Histogram – I “Heart” MCR

The histogram demonstrates the bias toward the darker tones due to what’s visible in shot, and due to the under-exposure.  The brighter tones of the text is too far left.

Difference between how I saw the scene, and how it turned out

I’ve mostly covered this above – I hoped to get better subject isolation which turned out not to be possible for the result I wanted.

Rivals

Rivals - ISO 100, f/4, 1/100s.  Click to see on Flickr.

Rivals – ISO 100, f/4, 1/100s. Click to see on Flickr.

Shot in a light tent with my flash gun at 90 degrees to the subject.  The camera was on manual, and depth-of-field was reduced by using a wider aperture of f/4 for effect – making the club badges the most prominent part of the image.  The contrast here is between the white of the scarves and black trim on the Manchester United scarf.

Histogram - Rivals

Histogram – Rivals

The histogram shows a lot of bright tones and les, but a reasonable amount, of darker tones.  There’s no clipping at either end and it’s a fairly balanced shot in that regard.

Difference between how I saw the scene, and how it turned out

This is exactly what I expected – again I had full control over the result and the use of the light tent ensured the scene was lit evenly due the the bouncing of the light.