Tag Archives: Sony DSC HX1

21 Jul

Light Writing or Painting Photography with Sony DSC HX1

It always feels good to have a capable camera and it feels even better to explore new capacities of my Sony DSC-HX1 :)
After entering into manual mode and understanding a bit of photography basics, I turned exploring something really creative and exciting in photography.

Light Writing… quite self explanatory, writing with the light source and importantly making sense there-after :)

What it takes to take a light writing?

– Exposure: A long exposure time is a basic requirement for your camera. My Sony DSC-HX1 provides enough long exposure time, 30 sec.
– A tripod: Without a steady support you won’t be able get the perfect shot. Anything more than 1 second has a risk of introducing “hand-shaking” effect in your capture. I don’t have tripod but I managed. ;)
– Light Source: A light emitting source.
– A dark place, really dark :).
– Have your ISO least and aperture value higher. Play a bit with settings, you’ll figure it out.

Also you have to imagine a virtual surface and sense of in-focus area, to capture a perfect light writing sample.

Below are my first captures into “light writing”:

First Word: Love (expressing my love towards Sony DSC-HX1)

love-light-writing

Love


F-Number: F/3.5
Exposure Time: 5 Sec.
ISO: ISO-125

Well that’s me in the back… and that’s why proper darkness is required.
Also, do remember, camera will capture a mirror image and you’ll have to do basic editing!

and my name: Krex
krex-light-writing
F-Number: F/3.5
Exposure Time: 5 Sec.
ISO: ISO-125

More later…

01 May

Capturing with Manual Mode – Sony DSC HX1 Photography

“Auto mode is for kids and manual is for photographers”

Well, One must take out time to learn & for those owning camera, this is definitly a must do thing. I’ve started capturing through Manual modes and I’m pretty much amongst those beginners & learners.

Charity and photography begins at home (it’s kitchen in my case)!! :)
Enough words, let the pictures talk for themselves.

Sony DSC Hx1 Captures

Focal Length: 26mm
F-Number: F/8
Exposure Time: 1/5 sec
ISO: iso-125


Focal Length: 16mm
F-Number: F/8
Exposure Time: 1/4000 sec
ISO: iso-125

Focal Length: 12mm
F-Number: F/4
Exposure Time: 1/25 sec
ISO: iso-125

Focal Length: 16mm
F-Number: F/8
Exposure Time: 1/4000 sec
ISO: iso-125

and more to come… :)

25 Aug

Shutter Speed & F-stop: Sony DSC HX1 Photography

Yesterday I was traveling from Ahmedabad to Vadodara and luckily I carried my DSC HX1 with me. I was even lucky that I was incapable of driving and was on front seat. No doubt my hand and car vibrations helped a bit in getting those designs. :)

I decided experiment with shutter speed for my Digital Camera and got some nice lightening decorations.

I was in Manual shooting mode; for most of the pics below I’ve used f-value (Aperature diameter) F8.0 and exposure is +2.0 unless specified otherwise. Minimum shutter speed I could set was NR 30″.

ISO is something I have not dared to play with till now, so I let my DSC HX1 use it Auto.

Okay so here I go with few of my shutter speed controlled light drawings :)


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Right, a lot of vibrations caused those bumps… Further I decreased it to 30 Sec and I got:


Well, below is my steady shot (no Vibrations) for 10 second near Vadodara Toll Booth.


Suddenly I realised the full moon and changed focus to sky along with Exposure time 1/1250 and then 1/2000 Sec respectively.


Btw check above results with my previous capture [F/5.2, Exposure Time 1/30 Sec].

27 May

My Sony DSC HX1 Performance, Learning and Photos – I

After a lot of ifs, buts, confusions and questions I’ve bought Sony’s DSC HX1 . Well I’m not that good at photography but yes I like that.

Here I will post my some of the photography with new DSC HX1. I’d request your comments and suggestion to improve it.
Mind well, the pictures captured and uploaded here are compressed to almost ~30% to fit the size restrictions.
I hope you’ll like it. Don’t Miss the last picture of the page.

Close Ups:

Earliest morning capture in low light:

Flowers:

Zoomed at Max to reach here:

Concentrated on subjects – Still learning on this:

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No matter how many fish in the sea, it feel so empty without me :)  [At some lake on the way to Jammu]:

Bat-man begins - I’ve never seen it so clear (except on discovery)

The horizontal and vertical panorama captures of The Taj Mahal and The Kutub Minar - Possibly very first time captures ;)

Taj Mahal - panorama view

Kutub Minar - panorama view

Attempt to get the Moon:

The Moon by DSC HX1

Now the best of my live captures [as of now]:

The law applies: Survival of the fittest.

I saw it live, a fish came out, got its food and went back in water. Life is all about struggle and here you can see the risk of life that brave fish has taken… I really love that… This is the extent one should go to get what you want. I should have captured video but… alas… Enjoy the capture mean while…

Life for food-food for life

Your comments are welcome.

-- Kedar Vaijanapurkar --