Camp Notes Day 6 - Exposure Experiment / Tapas

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Camp Notes Day 6 - Exposure Experiment / Tapas

painting with cell phones by Ellie MarkovitchYou may have seen this photo on our Facebook page with a challenge to figure out what the kids were up to at camp today...keep reading for the answer!

Today we focused on photography skills, learning about the relationship between exposure, lens aperture, and ISO.
The beautiful image that you see above was created by setting the cameras to speed priority and a 30-second exposure time. Then the kids used their cell phones to create patterns! This helped illustrate for them the relationship between f-stop, ISO and depth of field. Here's a quick guide:

exposure triangle

The photos they took of each other turned out amazing. Here's a look at some of their work:

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IMG 8977jillian

IMG 8980renee

IMG 8982savarie

IMG 8984angelina

IMG 8987josh

IMG 8972machai

After their visual adventures in the studio, they kids headed to the kitchen for some culinary creativity. 

Hot and Cold Tapas5R9A2361byEllie Markovitch

by Ellie Markovitch

Serves 12

For the tapas, cut the bread in diagonal shapes, grill or toast if desired.

Hot Tapas

*Preheat oven on broil

1 large summer squash
1 red onion
1 green bell pepper, all cut into 1/2-inch slices and 2 1/2 to 3 inches long

1 bunch of rainbow chard, cut into ribbons
Juice of 1 lemon
4 Tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
salt and pepper to taste

Cheese to serve, we used Mapledale Farm raw milk Farmhouse Colby

1. Toss vegetables with olive oil, lemon juice and garlic in a bowl.

2. Place into a shallow baking pan. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper to taste.

3. Roast the vegetables 5 to 10 minutes. Check half way to avoid burning.

4. Top bread with roasted vegetables and sprinkle cheese on top.


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Cold Tapas

1 cup of Cabot Greek-style lowfat yogurt
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced or to taste
1/2 cup of dill, finely chopped, plus some for garnishing
Zest of 1 lemon
Salt to taste
3 cucumbers, round slices

1. Mix yogurt, garlic, dill, and lemon zest well.

2. Spread yogurt mixture on bread and top with cucumber slices.

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Photos in this post by Ellie Markovitch unless otherwise noted. Check out our Facebook page for more photos from the camp! Be sure to join us for the opening reception of the kids' photos. You can read more about The Arts Center on their website.

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