Grabber Lesson 1

© Paul D. Perreten

Grabber Lesson 1
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This is my "grabber" photo of the week. A skate park just opened up in downtown Seattle, and I scoped it out first, checking to see where the sun would be later in the day. Sure enough, it looked like a good spot for some late-afternoon shooting. I got some good stuff shooting away from the sun (or at a 90-degree angle), with long shadows and golden light. But I also spent some time shooting silhouettes like this one, with the skaters coming up over a wall three feet in front of me. I was seated on the sidewalk looking up. This isn't the perfect image I envisioned in my head -- a skater in mid-air, grabbing his board, with the sunburst coming from behind, of course. And I'm not really happy that the sun is dead center, but I still think it's pretty cool. I'd never really worked with sunbursts before. I learned in April that you should set your aperture to a really, really tiny opening. I shot this at f22, which is maybe a bit too small. Some of the ones I shot at f11 or so had a sof

Exif: F Number: 22, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/500 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: NIKON D90

Uploaded on 7/12/2009 1:30:15 PM

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Camera: Nikon D90 Digital SLR Camera

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