Project 365: The First Half Of January • Wakefield RI Photographer

Last year, I decided that I was going to do a Project 365 in 2015.  (FYI, I made this decision at 10 PM on December 31.  That's how I roll.)  This means that I'll be taking one photo a day specifically for this project.  I take photos almost every day, so this is not a stretch, but knowing I'm doing this project is giving me something to take photos FOR.  And that they're all part of a collective is forcing me to get creative and not just take photos of the same things.  (Although, yes cats and yes my feet...)  Originally, I was going to do a collage at the end of each month with the photos from the month but HEY, I changed my mind.  In order to stay more day-to-day relevant, I'll be posting photos twice a month.  Every two weeks, essentially.  The photo I took on January 1 seems so long ago!  Also, especially ever since my big Lens Blog earlier in the month, I've gotten a lot of questions on what settings I use.  True story:  I use different settings all the time.  Completely depends on about a million factors.  Also, sometimes I shoot at high ISO and high shutter speed because I'm moving about in constantly changing light conditions and so I'll just leave my ISO at the low light setting.  BUT I am going to post each photo individually with some info including settings.  I've also gotten some questions on my processing.  I use Lightroom most of the time, but do some stuff in photoshop.  Also, I almost never reduce noise.  Partly because my bodies handle high ISO really well, and partly because when it does show a little, it usually doesn't bother me because it reminds me of film grain.  There is one photo in this set where I used it:  the one from January 7, where I put it at 18.  Anyhow.  Photos ahoy.  Stay tuned for more Project 365 photos in two weeks.

January 1 • 200L • 200mm, f2, 1/640, ISO 1000

January 2 • 85L • 85mm, f2, 1/160, ISO 640

January 3 • 35L • 35mm, f1.6, 1/125, ISO 1250

January 4 • 35L • 35mm, f1.6, 1/800, ISO 4000

January 5 • 35L • 35mm, f2, 1/125, ISO 400

Amy Kristin Photography • Wakefield RI Photographer

January 6 • 35L • 35mm, f1.4, 1/200, ISO 320

January 7 • 35L • 35mm, f1.4, 1/60, ISO 10,000 (this is the only photo I used noise reduction on.  Also, this was a long, hard day and my creative juices were not flowing well...but I was really proud of the wood pile that I'd brought in from outside.)

January 8 • 35L • 35mm, f1.4, 1/160, ISO 1600

January 9 • 50L • 50mm, f1.2, 1/125, ISO 2500

January 10 • 50L • 50mm, f2, 1/250, ISO 640

January 11 • 50L • 50mm, f1.6, 1/1000, ISO 500

January 12 • 50L • 50mm, f2, 1/13, ISO 640

January 13 • 16-35 f4L • 17mm, f5.6, 1/60, ISO 500 (this is actually a composite of two photos.  If you look really closely, you can see that the background is ever so slightly off lining up...either the camera shifted a bit on the tripod or the shutter movement caused the shift.  Also, no, he did NOT  tuck his pants into his socks on purpose but I had so little time to do this that I didn't point it out while it was happening...)

January 14 • 35L • 35mm, f2, 1/250, ISO 1000

January 15 • 100mm 2.8 macro • 100mm, f3.2, 1/160, ISO 5000