Specialist Techniques and Process 3 – Problem solving


Testing (my kit) Nikon D3200 vs Cannon 650D 
lens tests to define what i want to shoot on 

The aim of this shoot was to experiment with different lighting within the studio to define how I wanted to photograph subjects for my proposal as well as testing which kit I would photograph it with however I came across many difficulties during the shoot.

Firstly i had an issue setting up the lighting within the studio due to the lights not been connected to the stands correctly. I had to re-secure the light safely in order to photograph with the lighting I was trying to achieve.  From this I have learnt to always double check the kit before you start using it this allows any problems to be solved before your shoot and also keeps everyone in the area safe.

Following on from this I was unable to use triggers with the lights therefore I had to use the connecting cable and  a hot sue on my camera, this also caused health and safety problems due to the wire hanging from the light to the camera on a tripod, it was hanging through the air throughout the studio due to using a long lens, this also caused me trouble as I wasn’t able to extend far enough back due to been connected. However we managed to solve this problem by finding the connecting cable for this triggers which allowed for the wire to be put away, movement within the dark studio easier and I was able to shoot on long lenses due to not been restricted.

Continuing on to the testing period I discovered that my kit (Nikon D3200) is servilely lacking in quality, the images are not sharp even thought through the lens they were focused. The over all quality of the image is soft and it makes them useless, this is due to the camera been amateur quality and using it for 2 years. I am not researching in to different kit I can begin building up at a high standard, I am looking into FX not DX now.

Looking at the images from the Cannon 650D i need to work on my framing and focusing points as the images are not as sharp as id like them to be, however I can improve this with practice with the camera and getting use to how it works as well as shooting upon a tripod to stop camera shake and make sure the framing is continuous within the shoot.


  • Overall comparison of different kits and lenses
  • sharpness and focus points need improving with Cannon
  • Nikon kit (my own kit lens) is servilely lacking with any quality
  • Overall all images are useless for use however as testing purposes i need to work on my focus points with a Cannon and begin looking for new kit with my Nikon
  • Using tripod also should help capture images so that they are all framed the same/focused correctly like in test shoot 3




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Olivia Bates

My aim is to delve in to the alliance between fashion and people so I can explore the link between the subjects in order to communicate my image I have the ability to approach any difficult situation and solve any problems to find resolutions in order to work efficiently. I can manage situations, communicate honestly and have a trustworthy manner as I am expressive and take no nonsense which allows me to get the job done. Please contact me at; livbates93@gmail.com and visit my website; www.oliviabatesphotography.foliohd.com

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