For my Photography Appreciation class I had the wonderful assignment titled “A New Take on Eye Candy.” This is what I came up with.
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For this photograph, I went to the Dancescape event on campus, and photographed one of the dancers. I have always considered a woman in a red dress to be a form of eye-candy. In order to get this shot, I had to think creatively, technically. I knew that dancers move pretty fast so I wanted a shutter speed of at least 1/150, however I would have much preferred to be around 1/500 or faster. I selected the fastest lens I had, and with an ISO of 2500, and aperture setting of f/2.8, I was able to use a shutter speed of 1/160. This allowed the floor and the dancer to be top-lit, using available light, and kept the back wall completely black. The perceived motion in the swirl of the dress as well as the extreme right position of the dancer make the photo interesting, in my opinion. A New Take on Eye Candy is a relatively vague assignment. It gives us infinite possibilities and I really like the fact that we could use artistic freedom in this assignment. It allows each of us to share something we feel is important/ beautiful. Because of the openness to the assignment, I do believe that this photo fits.
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