Competition for the senior portrait photography market can be stiff. But don’t be discouraged! There are plenty of seniors to go around and you have just as good of a chance at getting their business as the next guy. Here are some tips to get you started.
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Because you are at the mercy of the elements in wildlife photography, you don’t have too much control over the light. Flash is of no use when the animal is at a distance and you can’t wait for better light conditions because the subject could move off at any moment so you need to make the best of what you have.
The simplest explanation I’ve come across is that red-eye is the reflection of light, in our case the flash, through the open retina of the eye. We’ve all seen it’s effects in the glowing red eyes of animals, kids and adults that have been captured on film using flash photography.
As a modern, contemporary portrait artist, working in Light and Shadow, (photography), my goals are to 1) show my subjects in the best light, 2) portray them honestly, so the viewer gets a sense of their personality, and 3) make them look better in the finished portrait than in real life!
Digital noise in photos taken with digital cameras is random pixels scattered all over the photo. It is a similar effect as “grain” in film photography and it degrades the photo quality. It usually occurs when you take low light photos (such as night photos or indoor dark scenes) or you use very slow shutter speeds or very high sensitivity modes.
Modern cameras are highly automatic in operation. They have auto focus and auto exposure. The camera will focus on the subject – often identified by a small circle or square at the centre of the viewfinder – and calculate an appropriate exposure by detecting the level of reflected light – usually from the same spot. A slight pressure on the shutter release will activate those two functions, without taking a picture. Further pressure on the shutter release will result in a photo being taken.
Did you every pick up a newspaper or a magazine where a single image is used to tell a story. This is known as photojournalism. Photojournalism can fall under all subjects of photography but the image needs to be news worthy to end up being published.
What is the best focal length for portrait photography? In other words, if you are using a zoom lens, what is the best zoom position for taking a picture of one or more persons? What’s different between a close-up and a full-length portrait? Answers to these questions will let us make more refined images of the people we love to photograph.
Be on top of your exposures like dirt on a pig. Know your histograms and image tones. Don’t just use your LCD as a reference. Your LCD brightness varies, and is not 100% reliable to use on it’s own, however it is an integral tool that works with everything else. Never get lazy here, always check your exposure, know your exposures and keep it accurate.