SLR Photography Guide - March 2014

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Oneofmyf a v our i t equot esf r om Ans el Ada mss a y s , " T her ea r ea l wa y st wopeopl ei nev er ypi c t ur e, t he phot ogr a phera ndt hev i ewer " . Nowa ndt hena l ong c omesas t udentwhoc onv ey semot i ona ndf eel i ngs o na t ur a l l y , t ha ti t ' sc l ea rt os eet heywer ebor nt obea phot ogr a pher . Debbi eWnuk os k i i soneoft hes epeopl e. Debbi es a y sbef or et a k i ngouronl i nephot ogr a phy c our s es hewa snev era bl et oc a pt ur es nows c a pesi n Wi nt er . Af t eraf ews hor tweek sl ea r ni nghowt ous eher di gi t a l c a mer a , s he' snowoutc a pt ur i ngonebea ut i f ul s hota f t era not her . Debbi e' sphot osr equi r enowor ds , t heys pea kf or t hems el v es . S hedoes n' tc a pt ur ewha ts hes eesbut r a t herwha ts hef eel s . Andt hi smyf r i ends , i swha tma k es agr ea tphot ogr a pher .


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WHATWE ’ R EABOUT Ourgoa l a tS L RPhot ogr a phyGui dei st ohel pbegi nner s t obet t erunder s t a ndt hei rdi gi t a l c a mer a s . Al l t ooma ny t i mesI ’ v ebeens a denedt os eenewc omer sgi v eupf a r t oos oona f t erbei ngov er whel medbyc a mer as et t i ngs . T her ef or eourgoa l i sa l wa y st ot ea c hc a mer as et t i ngs ones t epa tat i me, a ndt ohel pphot ogr a pher sdev el op PHOTO©ANGELI QUEMc I NTYRE -Loui s i ana, USA

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HAVEF UNP L AYI NG T hr oughoutouronl i nec our s eweenc our a ges t udent st o ex per i mentwi t hdi ffer entc a mer as et t i ngs .F orex a mpl e, s hootbot hf a s ta nds l ows hut t ers peeds , s ethi gha per t ur e number s , t hent r yl owa per t ur es et t i ngs . Vi s ua l l ys eea nd ma nua l l yf eel t hedi ffer enc e. T hi si sbyf a rt hebes twa yt o l ea r ndi gi t a l phot ogr a phy . Wewer eha ppyt os eeoneofours t udent s , Pet aHeffer ma n, ha v i ngf unwhi l s tl ea r ni nga bouts hut t ers peeda ndget t i ng t hef a mi l yi nont hea c t .Herbea ut i f ul da ught erAnni eMa y wa sagr ea ts por tf ora l l owi ngnumer ouswa t er l l edba l l oons t obebus t edov erherhea dwhi l emum pr a c t i s eds hut t er s peed. PHOTOS© PETAHEFFERMAN-Vi c t or i a,Aus t r al i a

I a l s ol ov edhowPet as howedusherc r ea t i v e s i dea nds hots ev er a l phot osi nherba c k y a r d wi t hawa t erhos ea ndapotofower s . T ol ea r ny ourdi gi t a l c a mer ay oudon’ tneed abea ut i f ul l a nds c a pe. Al i t t l ei ma gi na t i on a ndc r ea t i v i t ygoesal ongwa y .



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Us eat r i podf ors ha r peri ma ges .

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As t ur dyt r i podi sa nes s ent i a l pi ec eofequi pment , es pec i a l l yf orl a nds c a pephot ogr a pher s . Agood t r i podneedst obes t r ongenought or es i s ts wa y i ng i ngent l et omoder a t ewi nds , y etnotbet oohea v yt o l ugony ourba c kov eramount a i nr a nge, orupa c r eekt oal i k el yphot ol oc a t i on. I fy ourgoi ngt ous eat r i podt henac a bl er el ea s ei s a l s oamus tha v epi ec eofequi pment . Nogood k eepi ngt hec a mer as t ea dyt henma k i ngi ts ha k e wheny ouopent hes hut t ert ot a k et heex pos ur e.

t hewa ys ot hes ens orc a nc a pt ur et hel i ght . I n doi ngs o, t hemi r r ors l a psa ga i ns tt hec a mer abody c a us i ngv i br a t i ons . T hi si snotnot i c ea bl ea tf a s ts hut t ers peedsorl ong ex pos ur esov er2s ec onds . I ti ss hut t ers peeds bet ween1/ 30a nd2s ec ondswher emi r r ors l a p v i br a t i oneffec t st hequa l i t yofy ouri ma ge. F a s t s hut t ers peedsc ompl et et heex pos ur ebef or e c a mer as ha k ei sapr obl em a nds l ows hut t ers peeds ov er2s ec ondsha sa l l owedt hev i br a t i onst odi e bef or e ni s hi ngt heex pos ur e. Mi r r ors l a pi sl i k er unni ngt hebl ur l t erov ery our i ma gei nphot os hopa ndc a nbepr ev ent ed. T he s ec r eti s‘ Mi r r orL oc k up’ . Ref ert oy ourus erma nua l t os eehowy ous etmi r r orl oc k upony ourpa r t i c ul a r c a mer amodel . Onel a s tt i p. I fy ouev erf or gett ot a k ey ours hut t er r el ea s eonl oc a t i on, y ouc a ndef ea tt hes ha k e c a us edt hr oughdepr es s i ngt hes hut t erbyus i ng s el ft i mermode. S ett hi st oa r ound10s ec ondsa nd y ouwi l l a l s oel i mi na t emi r r ors ha k e.


F OCALP OI NT S J ea net t eBowy erf r om Aus t r a l i a ha df uns wi t c hi ngbet weenf oc a l poi nt swhi l epr a c t i s i ngonl ego men.Goodwor kJ ea net t e! PHOTO©J EANETTEBOWYER-Queens l and, Aus t r al i a

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AP E R T UR E PHOTO©BANUBALAJ I -Swi t z er l and

DebbyCur t i sf r om US Aha df un ex per i ment i ngwi t hhi gh a per t ur ev er s esl owwi t habr i ght or a nge oweri nawi ndows i l l .


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“I fI c oul dt e l l y ou t hes t or yi nwor ds , I woul dn’ tha v et ol ug a r oundac a me r a ” ~L e wi sHi ne

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P L AYI NGWI T HL I GHT Kr i s t i Ga nz el f r om Kuwa i ta ndDebbi e Wnuk os k i f r om US As ea r c hedoutdi ffer ent l i ght i ngc ondi t i onst oex per i mentwi t ht hi s pa s tmont h. Kr i s t i ’ si ma geofama s kt a k eni nada r kr oom ga v ea na ur aofmy s t i quet ha twea bs ol ut el y f el l i nl ov ewi t h. Debbi e’ si ma geoft a l l t r eesa ndt hei rl ong s ha dowswa saper f ec ts c enef orbl a c ka nd whi t epr oc es s i ng. I a l s ol ov edhowDebbi e ma na gedt oc a pt ur et het ex t ur es eeni nt he s now. I t ’ sawonder f ul i ma geI c a ni ma gi ne ha ngi ngi na na r tga l l er y .




E S S E NT I AL T I P S

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1Presentation

5CameraSettings

8NaturalLight

2Freshisbest

6Composition

9Jazzitup

T a k et hes hotoft hedi s hbef or ey ou s t a r tea t i ng. Aha l fea t enpi ec eofs t ea k does n' tl ooka sgooda swheni twa s l ov i ngl ypl a c edont hepl a t e.

Ca pt ur et hei ma gewhi l et hedi s hi s f r es h. F ooda l wa y sl ook sbes twhen r s t s er v ed. Don' tl etas a l a dwi l t . Ca pt ur e t ha ts t ea korf r es hba k edpi ewhi l et her e i ss t i l l s t ea mc omi ngot oa ddas ens e ofa v or .

3Backgrounds

Agl a s sofwi ne, s l i ght l ybl ur r edi nt he ba c k gr oundi st heper f ec tpr opt oa dd s t r engt ht ot heov er a l l c ompos i t i on. Ar r a ngec ut l er yorot hert a bl ewa r et o y ourbes ta dv a nt a ge.

4Flash

Us ea s ha sal a s tmea s ur ea nddi us e t hel i ghtora i mt he a s hupont ot he c ei l i ng, bounc i ngt hel i ghtdown. Ha r s h a s hwi l l ma k et hef oodl ookf a k e.

S etal owa per t ur enumbera nd l l t he f r a mewi t ht hedi s h. Us eahi ghI S O( 800 mi ni mum) f oraf a s t ers hut t ers peedt o hel py ouc a pt ur eas ha r peri ma ge. E s pec i a l l yi fha ndhol di ngt hec a mer a .

F oc usont heedgeoft hef oodc l os es tt o y oui ft hepl a t ei sf ul l . Mov et hepl a t e a r oundt oobt a i nt hebes tv i ewoft he ma i nf oodi t em i fnec es s a r y .

7UseofColor

Wher epos s i bl eus et hena t ur a l c ol or sof f oodt oc r ea t eav i s ua l del i ght . Bol dr eds a ndda r kgr eensna t ur a l l ygot oget her wel l , s os a l a dsa r egr ea ts ubj ec t s .

Onemor et i p

T r yt ogetawi ndows ea ta st hena t ur a l l i ghtwi l l c ompl i mentt hedi s h. Bes tl i ght woul dbef ori tc omi ngov ery our s houl der . S i deonwi l l a l s owor kbutnev er s hooti nt ot hel i ghts our c e. Youwi l l onl y endupwi t ht hef ooda sas i l houet t e.

Gi v ey ourf oodphot oal i t t l ea c t i onby ha v i ngs omeonedr i z z l es omema pl e s y r upov erpa nc a k es , s a uc e( k et c hup) on ahotdogorc hees ebei ngs pr i nk l edon s pa ghet t i .

10ShootingAngles

T a k et hephot of r om ev er ya ngl e. I fy ou a r ei nar es t a ur a ntt hi sma ynotbe ent i r el ypos s i bl e, y ett a k i ngphot os l ook i ngdi r ec t l ydowna nds i deonwi l l gi v ey ouac hoi c eofi ma gest os el ec tf or t he na l s hot .

Putt hec a mer aa wa ya ndenj oyt hef ooda ndt hemoment . I fy ourona r s tda t emys t r onga dv i c e, i fy ouwa ntas ec ondda t e, woul dbet o l ea v et hec a mer aa thome. T ha ta dv i c ei sa l s ogoodf ora nni v er s a r i es a nda l l r oma nt i coc c a s i ons


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T oVi gn et t eOr Not Vi gn et t e. T h at I sT h eQu es t i on ! Ther ei sa na r eai never yi ma gewher et he phot ogr a pherwa nt st hevi ewert ol ook , wha tt hey c ons i dert obet hema i nf ea t ur e, y ets omet i mest heey e i st a k enel s ewher ei nt hephot ogr a ph.Thi sc oul dbea bl ownouthi ghl i ghti nt hes k y , a na r eat ha ti sbol d, or i tc oul devenbeat r eebr a nc hpr ot r udi ngi nt ot he f r a mef r om ones i deort heot her . Thi si swher e

Vi gnet t es , c a nbeha r s horv er yl i ght l ydone. T heyc a nbe

a ppl y i ngt her i ghtvi gnet t et oa ni ma gec a nma s ka n a nnoy i nga r eaa ndma k et heey ef a l l wher et he phot ogr a pheri nt ended.

ex per i enc e.

Theus eofvi gnet t est ogui det hevi ewer sey et ot he ma i nf ea t ur ei snotnewt ophot ogr a phy .

us edonl a nds c a pes , por t r a i t s ,bl a c ka ndwhi t esorc ol or ed pr i nt s . Vi gnet t esc a nbebl a c k , whi t eora nyc ol ort he phot ogr a pherc hoos es , r ound, ov a l , s qua r eorobl ong. T heya r eat ool t ha twea l l c a nus et odi r ec tt he ey et ot hema i nf ea t ur ea ndt ha t ' sa l l t heya r e, s omet hi ng wec a nus ea sphot ogr a pher st oenha nc et hev i ewer s

Youc a na ppl yav i gnet t ea c r os st het opofy ouri ma get o da r k enas k yal i t t l ea ndma k et heey esl ookmor et ot he c ent r e, ora c r os st hebot t om t or a i s et heey es . T he v i gnet t edoes n' tha v et obea ppl i edt oea c hs i deoft he

Phot ogr a pher sofol dha vea l wa y sus edavi gnet t e, es pec i a l l ywhens hoot i ngpor t r a i t s , t o ma k es ur et heey ef a l l sont hema i ns ubj ec t .

f r a me.

I nda y sgonebyt hepr of es s i ona l phot ogr a pherus ed

Gotaf ewweedss howi ngi na not her wi s egr ea ti ma ge? Youc a nei t herr emov et hem a l t oget herorhi det ha ta r ea

t heda r kr oom muc hl i k eweus ephot os hoporot her pos tpr oduc t i ons of t wa r et oda y . Theus eofdodgea nd bur nt ec hni ques , t a k i ngouta nnoy i ngf ea t ur eswi t hi n t hef r a mea ndus i ngc ompos i t i ngs k i l l swa sat ool t he pr of es s i ona l us edt i mea nda ga i nwhendevel opi ng f r om t henega t i ve.

Youc a na l s ous eav i gnet t et ohi dea r ea swi t hi nt hef r a me t ha ta r ea nnoy i ng, pa r t i c ul a r l yi ft heya r ea l ongt heedges .

us i ngapa r t i a l v i gnet t e. Da r k eni nga ndl i ght eni ngi ma gesi ss omet hi ngt ha t phot ogr a pher sha v eus edt oenha nc et hei ri ma gess i nc e t hei nv ent i onofphot ogr a phy . J us tt r ya ddi ngt heodd v i gnet t ewheny ounex tdos omepos tpr oduc t i onwor kon i ma ges . Youc oul dbes ur pr i s edwi t ht her es ul t s .


YOURCOMF OR TZONE F ul l ma r k sgoest oRebec c aWea t her f or d f r om Al a s k awhogotoutofherc omf or t z onei ns ea r c hf ort heper f ec ts hotr a t her t ha nwa i t i ngf oronet oc omet oher .

“ L as t ni ght I we nt c has i ng Aur or asasI l e ar nmy c ame r awhi l et ak i ng ni ght t i mephot os . I us ean ol dt r i pod, handhe l d r e mot e , l ot sof war m c l ot he sandhot c offe e . ”


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