December 2014

December 22, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Another year almost done! I remember when I was in high school reading the book "1984" and having imaginary thoughts about that far into the future! Well, as we know it came and went…and here we are.

The Holidays are upon us and for many of those those giving gifts -  experiencing anxiety hoping no one was forgotten!  I would like to grant a week off, after New Years Eve, for all the mothers, grandmothers and aunts who have been working overtime to buy family gifts, arrange dinners and parties for the season!  Enjoy all!

Some easy photo tips for photographing the gang……..

  • Use your flash - indoors and out doors for corrective fill flash
  • When inside, turn off lamps behind you group and turn on lamps that would some light to your subjects faces and clothing - remove the lamp shades too!
  • Don't pose them like soldiers  - weight on one leg-the back leg , turn towards the center slightly
  • Try to get eyes on different levels - some sit on chairs or couch cushions, on couch arms, little kids on laps, some standing- mix it up
  • Set camera white balance to AUTO 'cause the light color(temperature) from lamps, window light and flash are all different!
  • Focus on a face to help guide the camera to a correct exposure
  • If light from flashes too bright and shooting on PROGRAM mode (not auto) your camera may have a Flash Compensation button - small square with a diagonal line through it. Half is black and half is white/sliver and with a + symbol and a - symbol. Should right next to button to pop up the flash - some cameras do not have this though. If yours does - press and hold and dial in some negative compensation. 
  • Wait and look for the funny pics, people in deep thought and/or contemplative moments...

HaVE FUN too!

Hope to see many of you next year - 2015

PC100001PC100001


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