Easy Natural Light Portraits
We’ve been talking this week about using your shutter speed to stop liquid from shooting out of a bottle. And using your aperture to keep pills in sharp focus but the medicine bottle they spilled from, a blur in the background.
But these same camera tricks can be applied to everyday shooting, as well – not just on exploding bottles and spilled pills.
Take a look, for example, at these headshots of Christina and Audrey here in our office:
** Bonnie got sharp focus on the eyes in these photos using the same shutter speed trick that froze the water in the “exploding bottle” experiment I told you about on Wednesday.
** She blurred the background with her aperture and zoom lens.
** And, she made sure the photos were high-quality and noise-free using what she knows about ISO to get a good photograph.
Ninety percent of the time, you can shoot with your camera in Program mode, letting it make all of the decisions for you, and your photos will come out beautifully.
But we all know what it’s like when you get excited about something you see… you shoot… and the photo comes out blurry. Or too dark. Or not at all like you imagined. And, you don’t know how to fix it.
That’s when knowing how to take control of your camera comes in handy.
So, get your camera out and put it into Manual mode. Experiment with the settings and take some shots. No one has to see them if they don’t turn out.
Tomorrow, I’ll show you how easy it can be to change one or two settings and get fantastic results.
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