There are only a few days until Philly Photo Day, are you ready? Check back here every day for a few tips to make your photograph memorable!
Don’t cut people off at joints!
- Make sure when you’re photographing someone to crop before or after joints.
Leave ample headroom when making portraits!
- Don’t cut your subject short! Try leaving some space around their head to have a nice thought out look.
Shoot RAW if you can
- The purpose of shooting in RAW format is to save, with minimum loss of information; making your job in photoshop a lot easier and the end product substantially better.
Keep your ISO low to avoid pixel noise
- The lower your ISO, the less pixels you will have. If you are shooting outside on a sunny day, shoot at 100. The only time you need a higher ISO is when you have dull or minimum lighting.
If everything is blurry – your shutter speed is too slow
- Shutter speed is measured in seconds – or in most cases fractions of seconds. The bigger the denominator the faster the speed (ie 1/1000 is much faster than 1/30).
Small Aperture = Large Depth of Field
- Depth of Field s the distance between the nearest and farthest objects in a scene. If you want your foreground to be in focus and your background blurry, try shooting at f/2.8, if you want the whole scene in focus, try shooting at f/22.
Interesting light = Interesting pictures
- Try finding an area with different lighting, or create your own! If you want a romantic lighting try shooting at dawn or as the sun is beginning to set.
More tips tomorrow!