Today’s DSLR photo tip continues with our series of tips covering functions on your camera that you’re most likely not using. Let’s talk about back button focusing. Normally, to focus on a subject, we pick the focal point we want, then depress the shutter button halfway. This sets the auto focus (and the exposure, if […]
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In a prior photo tip article, we started talking about lighting patterns in portrait photography. Today we’ll continue our lighting pattern discussion with split lighting. This photo lighting pattern tends to go against most of our portrait photography posing “rules.” We began our lighting patterns discussion by talking about broad lighting and short lighting. While […]
While entertaining, attending concerts and sports events can get pretty expensive, especially if you want good seats for photographing. On top of the expense, many events won’t even allow you to bring a camera. Here is how you can get free tickets to big events and gain practice with event photography. This method doesn’t always […]
Today’s photo tip is about spooky, creepy looking eyes. We all know about the red eye effect ruining our photos, but have you ever seen the green or blue eye effect? This cousin of the red eye effect is often seen in pet portraits. In animals, green and blue eyes are the same thing as […]
Photographing your dog can be a terrific way to not only get amazing photos of a beloved family member, it’s also good practice and will sharpen your over all photography skills. Like any other portrait session, the first step is to mentally pre-visualize what you want the end result to be. Please don’t skip this […]
In today’s photo tip, let’s talk a bit about color. Color can make or break an image, depending on how it is used. This article will discuss a color concept that is a big time compositional rule – but may be new to you… To get more engaging, better landscape photography – include people wearing “Kodak Yellow!” I’ve heard of photographers who will carry a selection of yellow windbreakers in their car, just so they can have people in their landscapes wearing them
When posing, have her seated on a stool or chair – preferably with no back – where she can have both feet flat on the floor and so that she cannot lean back and/or lounge. Have her sit up straight. (Like mother always used to say)! Have her turn about 45 degrees to the side so that she is not straight on to the camera. The ONLY time you want a subject’s shoulders straight on to the camera is if they are a football player in full uniform. Wide faces can be narrowed by turning her head to a three quarter view. Thinner faces can be widened by having her turn more toward the camera.
Whether you’re a photography newbie or you’ve been around the block a few times, it doesn’t take long to learn that properly lighting a portrait subject can make a huge difference in the quality of the finished portrait.
When you study the various lighting patterns, you’ll see they are almost all defined by the shadows – not the light!