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“ I h o p et h a t i nt h i sy e a r t oc o me , y o uma k emi s t a k e s . Be c a u s ei f y o ua r ema k i n gmi s t a k e s , t h e ny o ua r ema k i n gn e wt h i n g s , t r y i n gn e wt h i n g s , l e a r n i n g , l i v i n g , p u s h i n gy o u r s e l f , c h a n g i n gy o u r s e l f , c h a n g i n gy o u r wo r l d . Y o u ' r ed o i n gt h i n g sy o u ' v en e v e r d o n eb e f o r e , a n dmo r ei mp o r t a n t l y , y o u ' r eDo i n gS o me t h i n g . S ot h a t ' smywi s hf o r y o u , a n da l l o f u s , a n dmywi s hf o r my s e l f . Ma k eNe wMi s t a k e s . Ma k eg l o r i o u s , a ma z i n gmi s t a k e s . Ma k emi s t a k e sn o b o d y ' se v e r ma d eb e f o r e . Do n ' t f r e e z e , d o n ' t s t o p , d o n ' t wo r r yt h a t i t i s n ' t g o o de n o u g h , o r i t i s n ' t p e r f e c t , wh a t e v e r i t i s : a r t , o r l o v e , o r wo r ko r f a mi l yo r l i f e . Wh a t e v e r i t i sy o u ' r es c a r e do f d o i n g , Doi t . Ma k ey o u r mi s t a k e s , t h i sy e a r , n e x t y e a r a n df o r e v e r . ” Qu o t e~Ne i l Ga i ma n


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Qui ckGoToSet t i ngs Ol dr ul e st ha ts t i l lwo r k Her ea r eac oupl eofqui c kgot os et t i ngst ha ta r eus ef ult oha v ei nmi ndwhen phot ogr a phi ngt woc ommons c ena r i os . 1. Ea r l ySuns et Whenphot ogr a phi ngas ubj ec ta ga i ns tas uns et , s ety ourc a mer at oma nua l modewi t ha nf / 4a per t ur e. Thenc hoos eama t c hi ngI SO/Shut t erSpeed c ombi na t i on. Forexa mpl e, i fy ouc hoos eI SO400, s etama t c hi ngShut t erSpeed of1/ 400s ec ond. I fy ouc hoos eI SO800, s etaShut t erSpeedof1/ 800s ec ond a nds of or t h.


Whenus i ngt hi st ec hni que, i gnor et heexpos ur el i ne. I fy oua r eha ndhol di ng y ourc a mer a , r emembert oc hoos eac ombi na t i ont ha ti sf a s t ert ha nt hel engt hof y ourl ens . Forexa mpl e, i fy ouus ea70mm f oc a ll engt h, c hoos eI SO100a nd Shut t erSpeed1/ 100s ecc ombi na t i on. I fy oua r eus i ng200mm f oc a ll engt h, c hoos et heI SO400a nd1/ 400s ecc ombi na t i ont oa v oi dc a mer as ha k e. 2.Ov er c a s tDa yI nTheGa r den( s unc ompl et el yc ov er edbyc l oud/f oget c ) Fort hes ek i ndsofl i ght i ngc ondi t i onsIus et hes a memet hoda sper v i ous l ywi t h t hes uns et , t hema i ndi f f er enc ebei ng, Is eta na per t ur ef / 5. 6wi t hama t c hi ng I SO/Shut t erSpeedc ombi na t i on.


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St ephani e Per l i ck ( s t ude ntpr o f i l e ) ht t ps : / / www. f a c e bo o k . c o m/ St e pha ni e Pe r l i c k Pho t o gr a phy 1575644196037684/ Ev ent houghSt epha ni ema ya r gueot her wi s e, i twa sc l ea rt omef r om t heout s et t ha ts heha ddev el opedherFa t her ’ sey ef orphot ogr a phy . Ov ert hi spa s ty ea rs he ha sa l s ogr ownt oha v eagr ea tunder s t a ndi ngofna t ur a ll i ght i ng, us i ngi t c ons i s t a nt l yt ohera dv a nt a ge. Ia l wa y ss a yy ouc a nt el laphot ogr a pher ’ s per s ona l i t yt hr ought hei ri ma ges . Youc a nc l ea r l ys eet hec a r eSt epha ni eput si nt o ea c hi ma ge, t a k i ngt i met ot r ul ynot eea c hc l i ent sbes tt r a i t , t henbr i ngi ngt ha t f or t hi nt ot hei ma ges hec a pt ur es . Suc haper s onwi l lnodoubtbec omeagr ea t por t r a i tphot ogr a phert owa t c hf ori nt hef ut ur e.


Howdi dy ouf i r s tbec omei nt er es t edi nphot ogr a phy ? Iha v ebeeni nt er es t edi nphot ogr a phyf ora sl onga sIc a nr emember . Myda di sahobby i s ta ndIc a nr ememberc omi nga l ongwi t hhi m when hewoul dgoonphot ogr a phyj our ney s . Ius edt ol ov el ook i nga tt he a l bumsofhi si ma ges . Ataf a i r l yy ounga geIwa sgi v enmyf i r s tc a mer a , buti twa smor ef ordoc ument i ngmemor i es , Idi dn’ tha v et hec r ea t i v e ey eofmyda d. AsIgr ewup, Ic ont i nuedt ol ov et a k i ngpi c t ur esof ev ent s , v a c a t i onsa ndpeopl ea ndt henIl ov edt oc ompi l et hem i na s c r a pbook , ma k i ngay ea r bookofev er yy ea r . Myf a mi l yboughtmemy f i r s tDSLRf ormybi r t hda ya boutay ea ra ndha l fa goa ndev er y t hi ng c ha ngedf orme. Myey eswer eopenedupt ot hewor l dofphot ogr a phy a ndhowf a s c i na t i ngi twa s . Ibec a mei mmedi a t el yi mmer s edi n l ea r ni nghowt ous et hec a mer aa ndIwa sobs es s ed. Phot ogr a phyf or mebec a mea na r t , notj us tawa yofdoc ument i ngmemor i es .


Wha tdoenj oymos ta boutbei ngaphot ogr a pher ? Wha tIenj oymos ta boutphot ogr a phyi st a k i ngpor t r a i t sofpeopl et oc r ea t eawor k ofa r t , s omet hi ngmor ei nt er es t i ngt ha nas t a nda r dpor t r a i t . I ti sv er yr ewa r di ngt o br i ngoutt hei nnerbea ut yofaper s ona ndc a pt ur et hei rper s ona l i t yt hr ougha phot ogr a ph. Mygoa lwi t hev er yphot os es s i onIha v e, i st oes t a bl i s hac onnec t i on wi t hmys ubj ec tt hr oughmyl enst ha ta l l owsmet oc r ea t ea na r t i s t i ci ma ge, a l ong wi t hus i ngna t ur a ll i ghta ndi nt er es t i ngc ompos i t i on. I tbr i ngsmes uc hj oywhenI c a nl ooka taphot ogr a phI ’ v et a k ena nds eet ha tI ’ v ea c c ompl i s hedt ha t . Si nc e bec omi ngaphot ogr a pher , Inot i c eIl ooka tpeopl ei nawhol enewwa yt ha nIdi d bef or e. If i ndbea ut yi nev er yper s onIs ee, whet heri tbes omet hi nga boutt hei r ha i r , t hei rs mi l eort hei rexpr es s i onwhent heydon’ ts mi l e, ort hewa yt hei r per s ona l i t yc omest hr oughi nt hei rey es . Ibel i ev et ha tev er yper s onha sa domi na ntc ha r a c t er i s t i ct ha tc a nbeexpr es s edbea ut i f ul l yi naphot ogr a ph. Wha t ’ sy ourf a v our i t ephot ogr a phy ou’ v et a k ena ndwhy ? Myf a v or i t ephot ogr a phI ’ v et a k eni st hei ma geIt ookofmyda ught erwher es he ha sherey esc l os eda ndherhea dr es t i ngonherha nds . Ther ea r eamul t i t udeof r ea s onswhyt hi sonei smyf a v or i t e. Fi r s ta ndf or emos t , t hi sc a pt ur esmyda ught er ’ s per s ona l i t yper f ec t l ya ndbea ut i f ul l y . Shei st hes weet es tper s onwi t ht hek i ndes t hea r ta ndIbel i ev et hi si ma gepor t r a y shera sas of t , s weets oul . Thi si ma gea l s o t a ughtmet ha ts omet i mest hebes ti ma gesa r enott heonesy oupl a nned. Thi swa s t a k enwhenIwa sus i nghera samodelt opr a c t i c epor t r a i t sus i ngi ndoorna t ur a l l i ghtf r om awi ndow. Shewa st i r edof‘ pos i ng’ a nda s k edt oc l os eherey est or es t , a l lt hewhi l eIc ont i nuedt os na pa ndc a pt ur edt hi st i mel es si ma ge. Iwa ss ot hr i l l ed wi t ht hi si ma gebec a us eoft hes er ea s onsa nda l s oi nl ov ewi t ht hel i ght i nga nd c ompos i t i ont ha tIdec i dedt oent eri ti nt hec ount yf a i r . Ha v i ngnev erent er eda phot oc ont es tbef or e, Iwa ss ur pr i s edt ha tIa c t ua l l ywonaf i r s tpl a c er i bboni nt he por t r a i tc a t egor y !Thi si ma ger ea l l yhel pedboos tmyc onf i denc ea ndf uel edmy c r ea t i v eener gyt ok eepwor k i nga ndbec omeabet t erpor t r a i tphot ogr a pher .


Howha sourphot ogr a phyc our s ehel pedy ou? Thi sc our s eha st a ughtmeev er y t hi ngIk nowa boutphot ogr a phy !Af t er owni ngmyDSLRf oronl yaf ewda y s , Ic a mea c r os st hi sc our s ewhi l e s ea r c hi ngonl i nef orphot ogr a phyc l a s s es . I twa st hebes tdec i s i onIev er ma dei nmyphot ogr a phyj our ney . AsIma demywa yt hr ought he l es s ons , Iwa ss hoot i ngi nma nua lwi t hi namont hofowni ngmyc a mer a . Iha v et a k enot herc l a s s esi nper s oni nt hepa s ty ea r , butnot hi ngha s c ompa r edt ot hek nowl edgeIha v ega i nedf r om t hi sc our s e. I na ddi t i on t oa l lt hehel pf ulma t er i a lf r om t hel es s onsa ndc hea ts heet s , t he s uppor toft heFa c ebookgr oupha sbeenpr i c el es s . Iha v el ea r neds o muc hf r om f el l owmember soft hi sgr oupa boutbot hs hoot i nga nd edi t i ngt hr ought hec r i t i quesIr ec ei v eont hei ma gesIpos ta nda l s o wi t ht hei ma gest heys ha r e.


Wha tpl a nsdoy ouha v ef ort hef ut ur eofy ourphot ogr a phy ? Cur r ent l yIha v ebeenwor k i ngones t a bl i s hi ngmy s el fa sapor t r a i t phot ogr a pheri nmya r ea . Ij us tf i ni s hedav er ybus ys ea s onoff a mi l y s es s i onsa ndl ookf or wa r dt owha tt hi snexty ea rbr i ngs . Whi l eIdo enj oyphot ogr a phi ngf a mi l i es , myr ea lpa s s i oni sphot ogr a phi ng i ndi v i dua ls ubj ec t s , whet heri tbec hi l dr enorgr a dua t i ngs eni or s . Ipl a n ons pendi nga l lmyt i mel ea r ni nga smuc ha sIc a na boutpor t r a i t ur es o t ha tIc ont i nuet oi mpr ov ea ndc r ea t epor t r a i t st ha ta r euni quepi ec esof a r t . Mydr ea mi st of i ndmys t y l et ha ts et smea pa r tf r om ot her phot ogr a pher st oena bl emet or unas uc c es s f ulpor t r a i tbus i nes s , but wi l la l s ok eepmeenj oy i ngwha tIdo, s ot ha tmypa s s i onf ort hi snev er t ur nsi nt oa‘ j ob’ . Tov i ewmor eofSt epha ni e’ si ma gesv i s i t : ht t ps : / / www. f a c ebook . c om/ St epha ni ePer l i c k Phot ogr a phy 1575644196 037684/ Noty etenr ol l edi nourOnl i nePhot ogr a phyCour s e?Rea dmor ea bouti t ov era tht t p: / / www. s l r phot ogr a phy gui de. c om/ onl i nec our s es . s ht ml


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Set t i ngYourBl ackand Whi t ePoi nt Si mpl ee di t i ngt i pt ha twi l lma k ey o uri ma ge spo p Ha v ey ouev erus edper f ec tc a mer as et t i ngst oc a pt ur et hebes texpos ur e pos s i bl et ofindt her es ul t sl ook i ngqui t efla ta ndwa s hedout ?Set t i ngt hebl a c k a ndwhi t epoi nt swi l la l l owy out oc ont r olt hev er ybr i ght es ta ndda r k es tpa r t sof y ourphot o, r es ul t i ngi namor ev i br a nti ma ge. Per s ona l l yIdot hi sea r l yonwi t h aRAW fil eedi t or . Ta k et hi sphot obel owf orexa mpl e. Ont hemor ni ngIt ookt hi sphot o, t hes k y wa smoodya nddr a ma t i c . WhenIl ook edba c ka tt hei ma geonmymoni t ori t s eemedr ea l l yfla tc ompa r edt owha tIha dr emember edoft hel i ght i ngt ha t mor ni ng.


Wheny oufir s topeny ouri ma gei naRAW fil eedi t or , l ookf ors l i der st ha tr ef ert o Bl a c k s/Whi t esa ss eeni nt hei ma gebel ow. Thi sexa mpl ei sf r om AdobeCa mer a Ra wf ort hos eus i ngPhot os hop. Thos eus i ngLi ght r oom wi l ls eet hem downt her i ghtha nds i deoft hes c r een ( ot heredi t or sa l s oha v et hem) . Nowt her e’ snos etr ul ewheni tc omest ous i ng t hes es l i der s . Mov et hem l ef ta ndr i ghtunt i ly oua r es a t i s fiedwi t ht her es ul t . Ir ec ommendus i ngt heBl a c ks l i derfir s t , j us tbumpi tat ouc ht ot hel ef t . You’ l l not i c et hei ma gewi l lbec omeda r k er . I fi t ’ st ooda r kf ory ourl i k i ng, bumpupt he Whi t ess l i derunt i ly oul i k ewha ty ous ee.


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Di dyouknowouronl i nephot ogr aphycour s e nowcomeswi t hdownl oadabl echeats heet s ? " I fyouhaven' tt akenadvant ageofpr i nt i ngt hecheats heet s , Is t r ongl ys ugges tyout aket i met odos o. Thes eal onear ewor t h t hepr i ceoft hecour s e. " ~JohnSmi t h( s t udent ) Checkoutouronl i nephot ogr aphycour s eoverat ht t p: / / www. s l r phot ogr aphygui de. com/ onl i necour s es . s ht ml

SLR Photography Guide - January Edition 2016  

A digital magazine for photographers. Featuring student images from our Online Photography Course over at http://www.slrphotographyguide.com...

SLR Photography Guide - January Edition 2016  

A digital magazine for photographers. Featuring student images from our Online Photography Course over at http://www.slrphotographyguide.com...