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January 07, 2004

High Shutter Test

Freeze Water - Click to see full-size image
Freeze Fire - Click to see full-size image
Water Hand Freeze - Click to see full-size image
They're just several experimental high-shutter photos that I took. During the experiments, I learned that high-shutter require lot of lights if you want the result to look clear and sharp.

Camera Used: Minolta DiMage 7i Digital Camera Shutter Speed: 1/2000



Hey Adam,

I'm familiar with you through your posts on MacNN and came across your site. It looks pretty sharp. You may want to do some proof reading and it's a little crowded on a smaller screen but those are my only complaints.

Just wanted to comment on your photo test. I'm sure you understand the basic principles of photography regarding exposure but with digital cameras so prevalent these days who knows. A high shutter speed means there's less time for light to enter the camera so more is needed for an proper exposure. Was your shutter speed 1/1200 sec or 1/2000, what you wrote doesn't seem right? Anyway keep experimenting. The pictures are pretty but try and get some concepts in there. Good work.

Posted by: steve at March 6, 2004 02:04 AM

Thanks for your opinions but I think you took this weblog a little too seriously.

Proof-reading: If you've looked at web badges at right sidebar, you'll see that I've put up a "Bad English" badge there. If that is not a good warning, I don't know what is. If my English bother you so much, you could just leave. No one is forcing you to stay here. Also you mentioned that you're familiar with my posts on MacNN, I'm pretty surprised that you aren't familiar with my weak English skills.

Little crowded: That is precisely why I added a Plain skin. I'm not sure how you've overlooked that one.

Basic principles of photography: Nowhere did I say that I'm a professional photographer. Photographing is just one of my hobby that I enjoyed doing. Like I mentioned in the post, the photographs is just an experimental. It's not like the photographs are going to be in National Geography :-/

If you showed me one of your early designs, Iím not going to ask if you understand the basic principles of graphic design because that is just dumb. Everyone have to start from somewhere.

BTW, youíre right, the shutter speed is 1/2000, not 1,200. Iím going to correct that.

Posted by: Adam Betts at March 6, 2004 11:38 AM


Sorry if I came off too critical. Everything was meant in the nicest most complimentary way. I'm just a big believer in constructive criticism (if you can only say something nice, don't say anything at all, or something like that) at least when it comes to design and improving oneself.

I didn't see a lot of the things about your site that you pointed out, the skins thing is really cool. The site comes off as so professional I didn't realize it was just a weblog, thats why I wanted to give you a bit of feedback. NRN

Posted by: steve at April 21, 2004 09:27 PM
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