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Hol i dayPhot os t a k i ngi ma ge st ha twi l lbec he r i s he di ny e a r st oc o me Ther ei ss omet hi ngv er ys pec i a la boutl ook i ngba c kov erhol i da yphot osf r om pa s ty ea r s . Ea c hy ea rt el l sas t or y , a smoment sa ndmemor i esa r ec a pt ur ed f or ev er . Her ea r es omeofourbes tt i psf orget t i nghol i da yphot ost ha twi l l bec omepa r tofy ourf a mi l y ’ ss t or y . Al lgr ea ts t or i ess t a r twi t hapl a n, a nds os houl dy ourhol i da yphot os hoot . Pl a nni ngwi l lhel py oubr a i ns t or mf ort het y peofphot osy ouwa ntt ot a k e. Gr a b anot epa d, orus ey ouri Pa dori Phonet owr i t edownal i s toft hes hot sy ou woul dl i k et oget . I t ’ sgoodt odot hi sa tl ea s taweekbef or es oy ouc a na ddt oi t a st hi ngsc omet omi nd. Pl a nf orbot hc a ndi da ndpos eds hot s . Tr ea ti ta st hough y oua r egoi ngt oc r ea t eaphot obookoft hehol i da y . Howwoul dy ouwa ntt ofil l i t ?


Someoft hemos ti mpor t a nts hot sa r eol ds c hoolf a mi l ypor t r a i t st ha tdoc ument t hegr owt hofy ourc hi l dr ena ndofy ourf a mi l y . Ba bi esa r ebor n, k i dsgr ow, a nd f a mi l ymember sa r es a dl yl os tdur i nga nyoney ea r . Don’ tf or gett oi nc l ude y our s el fi nt hephot os . Whi c hmea ns“ c a mer aont het r i pod, t i mers et , t henRUN i nt ot hef r a mea nds mi l e! ”


I t ’ sa l wa y sf unt oc r ea t eas er i esofphot ost ha ts howdi f f er enta s pec t sofa s ubj ec t . Li k eaChr i s t ma st r eef orexa mpl e. Youc a nt a k ei ma gesofput t i ngt he t r eet oget her , t hepr es ent sbenea t hi t , i ndi v i dua lor na ment s( es pec i a l l yt hos e t ha twer eha ndma deorha v es pec i a lmea ni ngt oy ou) . Ther ea r el i t er a l l ydoz ens ofwa y sy ouc a nphot ogr a pht heha ppeni ngss ur r oundi ngaChr i s t ma st r ee. Si t ba c ka ndwa t c hqui et l y , wa i t i ngf ort hos es pec i a lmoment st oa ppea r , t hens na p. Don’ tf or gett opl a nf ort heexpr es s i onsonf a mi l ymember ’ sf a c eswhent hey fir s ts etey esoni t . You’ l lus ua l l yc a t c honeort woa st heypi c kupapr es enta nd s ha k ei tt os eei ft heyc a ngues st hec ont ent s .


CAMERASETTI NGS Idon’ tk nowa bouty ou, butma nyoft hes hot sIt a k eov ert hehol i da y sa r et a k en i ndoor s . Dependi ngonwha tc ount r yy oul i v e, s omema yha v es nowyc ol d wea t her , whi l eot her sa r et oohota ndhumi dt os t a yout s i de. Li k emos tphot os hoot s , It r ya ndus ena t ur a ll i ght . Phot ogr a phi ngnea ral a r ge wi ndowdur i ngt heda y t i mei si dea l . Howev er , Idounder s t a ndt hi si s n’ ta l wa y s pos s i bl ei fy ouha v eada r k era r eal i k eak i t c henorf a mi l yr oom t ha t ’ spos i t i oned i nt hemi ddl eofy ourhous e. I fy oudon’ tha v ea dequa t el i ght , y ou’ l lneedt ok eepy ourl enswi de, us eal ow a per t ur ef / number , a nda dj us ty ourI SOt o1600orev en3200dependi ngonhow y ourc a mer aha ndl esl owl i ght . I fy oudon’ tl i k et henoi s e/gr a i ny ourc a mer a c r ea t esa ts uc hhi ghI SOs et t i ngs , t hent henextbes tbeti st opopupy our c a mer afla s h. I fy ouha v ea next er na lfla s h, t henev enbet t er . Tur ny ourext er na l fla s ht owa r dawhi t es ur f a c el i k ear ooforwa l la ndbounc ei tof font oy our s ubj ec t .


ARTI FI CI ALI NDOORLI GHTI NG Thebes twa yt odea lwi t hi ndoorl i ghti st os hooti nRAW fil ef or ma tt hena dj us t t hewhi t eba l a nc es et t i ngsl a t eroni npos tpr oc es s i ng. Fort hos enoty et c omf or t a bl ewi t hedi t i ngRAW fil es , y ou’ l lneedt ofigur eouti fy ouri ndoor l i ght i ngi sfluor es c entori nc a ndes c enta nda dj us tt hewhi t eba l a nc et os ui t . To dot hi s , t a k eat es ts hot . Yel l ow/ Gr eenc ol orc a s ti ny ouri ma geus ua l l ymea ns y ouha v efluor es c entl i ght i ng. AnOr a nge/ Yel l owc ol orc a s tus ua l l ymea nsy ou ha v ei nc a ndes c entl i ght i ng. Of t enhous esma yha v eami xofdi f f er entl i ght i ngs oc ha nc esa r ey ouma yneed t oma nua l l ys ety ourwhi t eba l a nc e. Howev er , a sIs ugges t edea r l i er , t heea s i es t wa yi st os hooti nRAW fil ef or ma ta ndc or r ec twhi t eba l a nc ei npos tpr oc es s i ng. I tt a k esal otofgues swor ka nds t r es soutofy ourhol i da yphot os hoot .


SI LHOUETTES Don’ tf or geta l lt hos eChr i s t ma sl i ght sa r eper f ec tf orc a pt ur i ngs i l houet t es hot s . Theea s i es twa yt ogetas hotl i k et hes eoness hownbel owi st ous es pot met er i ng, t hena i mt hef oc uspoi ntononeoft hebr i ghtl i ght sony ourChr i s t ma s t r ee. Does n’ tgeta nyea s i ert ha nt ha t .


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Low KeyPhot ogr aphy Al owk eyi ma gei sonet ha tc ont a i nspr edomi na nt l yda r kt onesa ndc ol our st o hel pc onv eya t mos pher ea ndmood. I t ’ sas pec i ďŹ cwa yofs hoot i nga nd pr oc es s i ngy ouri ma gest oenha nc et hebl a c k sa nds ha dows . Lowk eyi sus edf or ma nydi f f er entgenr esi nc l udi ngpor t r a i t s , f ood, s t i l ll i f e, pr oduc ts hot sa nd s t udi owor k .


Lowk eyi sa boutc ont r ol l i ngt hel i ght , whet heri tbena t ur a lors t udi ol i ght . Fi r s t l yIr ec ommendi nv es t i ngi napi ec eofda r ks ea ml es sba c k gr ound. I tc a nbe s omet hi nga ss i mpl ea sda r kf a br i c( ma t tnots hi ny ) , oral a r gebl a c kpi ec eof pa perorc a r dboa r d. Per s ona l l yIl ov es i del i ght i ng. SoI ’ l lpos i t i ont hes ubj ec ti nawa yt ha tl i ght f r om anea r bywi ndowi sc omi ngi nf r om t hes i de. I fi t ’ sabr i ghtda ywi t hha r s h s unl i ghtc omi ngt hr ought hewi ndow, us eawhi t ec ur t a i norpi ec eoft hi nc l ot h t odi f f us et hel i ghthi t t i ngy ours ubj ec t .


Whens hoot i ngi ndoor s , Ir ec ommendus i ngat r i pod, r emot e r el ea s ea ndl i v ev i ew. Us i ngl i v ev i ewwi l la l l owy out oz oom i n a ndc hec ky ourf oc usi sa sa c c ur a t ea spos s i bl e. Thet r i c ki st ounder expos et hei ma geenought oi nt ens i f yt he bl a c k s , butnots omuc ht ha tt hes ubj ec ti ss oda r ki twoul dl ook unna t ur a lwhenedi t ed. Todot hi sy ou’ l lneedt ous ema nua l modes oy ouha v ef ul lc ont r olov ery ourc a mer as et t i ngs . Ta k ea t es ts hota ndc hec ky ourhi s t ogr a m. Thei ma gehi s t ogr a ms houl d i dea l l ybepus hedf ur t hert ot hel ef t .


Ia l s or ec ommends hoot i ngi nRAW ďŹ l ef or ma twhi c hwi l lgi v ey oual otmor e det a i lt oedi ti npos tedi t i ng. Us i ngLi ght r oom orPhot os hop, exper i mentwi t h l ower i ngt heexpos ur es l i der , i nc r ea s i ngt hec ont r a s t , t henda r k eni ngs ha dows a ndbl a c k s . La s t l y , s el ec tt hes ubj ec t , t henboos tt hec ol ors a t ur a t i ona nd v i br a nc yt oma k ei tpopmor e.


FoodPhot ogr aphy I t ’ st ha tt i meoft hey ea rwhenev er y onei sc ook i ngwonder f ulf a mi l ymea l st ha t l ookat r ea tt ophot ogr a ph. Wer ec ommendphot ogr a phi ngf oodi nAper t ur ePr i or i t yorMa nua lMode. I t ’ s bes tt ous eat r i poda ndr emot er el ea s ei fy ouc a n. Tha twa yy ouwon’ tneedt o wor r ya boutas l owers hut t ers peedr ui ni ngt hes ha r pnes soft hes hot . I fha nd hol di ng, t r yt ok eept hes hut t ers peeda tl ea s t1/ 80ofas ec ond. Ev er y phot ogr a pheri sdi f f er ent . Per s ona l l yI ’ ma bl et oha ndhol dac a mer aa t1/ 40s ec mi ni mum bef or eIs ees i gnsofc a mer as ha k e. Seta nI SOt ha ta l l owsy oua s ui t a bl es hut t ers peedi fha ndhol di ng. Whenus i ngat r i poda ndr emot er el ea s e y ouc a nl ea v ey ourI SOa t200. Keepy oura per t ur et oa r oundf / 5. 6f orar egul a r l ens , orf / 8f / 11i fus i ngama c r ol ens . Tr yMa t r i x/ Ev a l ua t i v emet er i ng, a nds hooti nRAW fil ef or ma ts oy ouc a nc or r ec t t hewhi t eba l a nc emor eea s i l yi npos tpr oc es s i ngi fneeded.


Toc a pt ur ea smuc ht ext ur ei nt hef ooda spos s i bl e, us eba c k l i ght i ngors i de l i ght i ng. Us eawhi t epi ec eofc a r dboa r dorbounc ec a r dt oa ddl i ghtt ot hef r ont oft hef oodi fneeded. La s t l y , i t ’ sbes tt ophot ogr a phf ooda ss oona si t ’ spr epa r eds oi ta ppea r sf r es h. Per s ona l l yIpr epa r et het a bl ea ndl i ght i ngfir s t , t a k i ngs ev er a lt es ts hot s . Onc eI ha v et ha tl ook i nga sIi ma gi ned, I ’ l lt hena ddt hef oodt ot hes et up.


Kr i st yTi nk ( s t ude ntpr o fil e ) ht t ps : / / www. f a c e bo o k . c o m/ i nk a ndme / Ia l wa y sr ef ert oKr i s t ya st heQueenofs i l houet t es . Herl owl i ghtl a nds c a pe i ma gesi npa r t i c ul a r , t a k eni nc ount r yAus t r a l i aa r ea bs ol ut el ys t unni ng, a sy ou’ l l s eeov ert hes enexts ev er a lpa ges . Notonl ydoesKr i s t yt a k ebea ut i f ull a nds c a pes , herpor t r a i twor ki sa l s of a bul ous . I fy ouha v ea nI ns t a gr a ma c c ount , Ihi ghl yr ec ommendf ol l owi ngherwor kov era t ht t ps : / / www. i ns t a gr a m. c om/ t i nk _ k l /


Howdi dy oufir s tbec omei nt er es t edi nphot ogr a phy ? Ibec a mei nt er es t edi ndi gi t a ls c r a pbook i ngfir s t , notl ong a f t erha v i ngmyk i ds , a sIwa sac heft henbec omeas t a ya t homeMum l i v i ng50k mf r om l oc a lt own. Ineededt ha t s omet hi ngt ok eepmebus y . Is t a r t edc r ea t i ngi nv i t es , s c r a p book i ngpa gesa ndt henbought myfir s tc a mer awhi c hwa sa Ca nonPower s hots i 20xsa ndi t a l ls pi r a l l eda l lf r om t her ef r om t a k i ngpi c t ur esofmyl i t t l ek i ds a ndc r ea t i ngl ogos , i nv i t es , fly er s .


Wha torwhoi ns pi r esy ou? Theper s onwhom i ns pi r esmea ndi st her ewhenIha d/s t i l lha v er a ndom ques t i onsi sa not herphot ogr a pher , ‘ Moment sByMi n’ . FunnyenoughIha v ek nown herbef or es het ookupphot ogr a phy ,a ss hewa smyPEt ea c heri nHi ghs c hool( a f ewy ea r sa gonow)a ndweha dr ec onnec t edy ea r sl a t erwhens hewa st a k i ng pi c t ur esofmyc hi l dr enwhens hewa sfir s ts t a r t i ngout .


Howha sourphot ogr a phyc our s ehel pedy ou? Wel lwher edoIs t a r twi t ht hi s. . . I ’ l ls t a r twi t ht hec hea tc a r ds , Is t i l lr ef ert o t hem t oda y , t het i mesI ’ m outi nt hepa ddoc kwi t hnophones er v i c eori nt er netI getoutmyc a r dsf r om myc a mer aba g. Ta ny aa ndJ ohna r ebot hs owel c omi ng a ndmor et ha nha ppyt oa ns werr a ndom ques t i onsa bouta ny t hi ngphot ogr a phy r el a t eda ndt hi sha sma demewhom Ia mt oda y . Fr om a l lt hes epeopl et ha ta r e ha ppyt ohel p, c omment sonphot osa ndduet ot hi s , Ia ma c c ept i ngpa i dj obs a ndmyc onfidenc ei nmy s el fa saphot ogr a pheri sgr owi nga ndIhopet ha ti twi l l c ont i nuet ogr ow.


Wha t ’ sy ourmos tmemor a bl emoment ? Iha v el ot sofmemor a bl emoment s , f r om c a pt ur i ngni ghts k ya nds t a r s , f a c esof c l i ent swhenr ec ei v i ngphot osIha v et a k en, bei nga s k edt ot a k ephot osof s pec i a lmoment ss uc ha sdebut a nt sba l l , k i nder ga r t enk i dspor t r a i t s , c r ea t i ng 360phot osa nddr onephot ogr a phy . AndI ’ ds a yt heonet ha tmea nst hemos ti s whenphot ogr a pher st ha tIl ookupt oc ommentonmyphot os , t ha tmea nsal ot t ome.


Yourf a v our i t el oc a t i on? Myf a v our i t el oc a t i oni sonourf a r m, wel i v eon4000a c r esi nr ur a lVi c t or i a Aus t r a l i a…. . a ndweha v ea nol dwi ndmi l lwi t hc ementt a nk .


Wha tpl a nsdoy ouha v ef ort hef ut ur eofy ourphot ogr a phy ? I ’ dl i k et oha v eana met ha ti sr ec ogni z edi nt hephot ogr a phywor l d, butI ’ mi n nor us h, myk i dsa r es t i l ly ounga ndIha v es omuc ht ol ea r n.


Wha t ’ sy ourbes tpi ec eofa dv i c ef orot her ss of a r ? Bes tpi ec eofa dv i c e, a s kques t i ons , l ea r nf r om y ourmi s t a k es , a s kmor eques t i ons a nddon’ tj us ts t i c kt oonefiel dofphot ogr a phywhi l ey oua r es t i l ll ea r ni ng. You ma yt r ys omet hi nga ndopena not herdoororoppor t uni t y ! !Expens i v e gea r / equi pmentdoes n’ tgety ougr ea ts hot s , pr a c t i c ea smuc ha sy ouc a n, be c r ea t i v ea nda l wa y sl ov ewha ty oua r edoi ngwi t hy ourc a mer a .

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Ha v ey ouev erwonder edhows omephot ogr a pher si nc l udet hems el v esi nt hei r s oc i a lmedi ai ma ges ?Mor eof t ent ha nnot , i t ’ sas el fpor t r a i t . Not e, t a k i ngy ourexpens i v ec a mer agea rout s i dea ndl ea v i ngi tuna t t ended whi l ey oupos ei nf r ontofi tc a nbeac onc er n. Ma k es ur ey ouc hec koutt he s ur r oundi ngsa ndpl a nf oras a f ephot os hootbef or eha nd.


1. Puty ourc a mer aonat r i poda ndc ompos et hes c ene. 2. Sety ourc a mer at oy ourpr ef er r eds hoot i ngmodea ndt a k eaf ewt es ts hot s t oc hec kt heexpos ur e. 3. Dec i dewher ey oua r egoi ngt os t a ndi nt hes c ene. Foc usy ourl enson s omet hi ngi nt ha texa c ts pot , t hens wi t c hi tt oma nua lf oc us . 4. Sett hec a mer a ’ ss el ft i mers oi tgi v esy ouenought i met or uni nt ot hef r a me a ndt a k et hes hot . Ir ec ommend2030s ec onds . Youc a na l s ous ear emot e r el ea s ei fy ouha v eone, ora na ppony ours ma r t phonet ha ta l l owsy out o c ont r oly ourc a mer awi r el es s l y .


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SLR Photography Guide - December Edition 2018  

A digital magazine for photographers. Featuring student images from our Online Photography Courses over at https://www.slrphotographyguide.c...

SLR Photography Guide - December Edition 2018  

A digital magazine for photographers. Featuring student images from our Online Photography Courses over at https://www.slrphotographyguide.c...

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