Boy, am I tired from a trip we took over the weekend! We left Friday morning for my husband to attend a mini-lypse with about a dozen other istock photographers about 5 hours away. The boys and I hung out at the hotel, with friends and at the pool quite a bit. It was a wonderful 5 days, but now I am kaput (we arrived home a few hours ago). So, today’s Photography Wednesday post is going to be a simple, short one… hope you understand. :)
Here are a few quick photography tips from our weekend away…
Tip #1: Something fun to do, when you have a steady place to set your camera and you want to catch some action going on around you, is to set your camera down facing the action, set the shutter speed to a long duration (play around with what speed is right for your action) and press the shutter release (the button your press to take a photo).
For example, we sat in the kitchen, for our first visit ever, at Bucca di Beppo. It was such a neat experience and I wanted to capture all of the action to show my husband what it was like. After MANY, MANY tries I finally found the shot I wanted with a shutter speed of 2 seconds (ISO 100). It was well worth the tries and fun to learn how to do. (You can tell that’s a chef with a knife, right?) :)
Tip #2: A partially cloudy day is a good day for taking people photos.
For example, we wanted to get a cute shot of my littlest one and one of our sweet, cute extended family members… so we had them sit together on the edge of the pool real fast.
The sun was too bright for my littlest one to open his eyes without using his hands to make shade.
We went on and sent the kiddos back in the pool, satisfied that we had at least captured their cuteness together in some fashion.
a cloud covered the sun and we quickly pulled both little ones back to their spots to take advantage of the diffused light. Before recently, I had no idea why professional photographers said cloudy days were good for shooting photos… now I understand. :)
Tip #3: (Something I learned several years back from a friend who is in advertising design…) Tilting your camera just a bit gives an interesting look to your photos. He called it a “dutch angle.” I don’t know if that’s the technical name or not (and I’m too tired to look it up), but I really like it! :)
Thanks for stopping by today for a few photography tips! I hope you’re doing well and look forward to seeing you back here tomorrow for Thought Provoking Thursday. ♥ Michelle (aka SomeGirl)