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Tips for Creative Digital Photography and Lighting
Try different lighting in the studio, such as back lighting with a softbox (or use any light softened with a white sheet) behind your flowers.
Add a secondary light to the flowers themselves for emphasis.
When able to do outdoor photography with spring to summer flowers, try wide open apertures to get bokeh, or soft backgrounds. f/3.2 f/36
I never really appreciated rapid fire street photography but rather admired portraits of people, such as shopkeepers, that I would find in my locale or in travels. This blog will highlight some of the shopkeepers I photographed during my exploration of Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. Here are some suggestions:
1. Get to know the people you are photographing. Make them comfortable. Ask about their shop and their jobs.
2. I always like to give back. I return on many occasions to the same locale and bring prints for them as gifts or give them jpegs if desired for their own social medial and PR. Word spreads and the cooperation keeps improving.
3. Linger. Don't rush. Be part of the community. This will allow you time to set up for a particular photo even using off camera flash without causing discomfort or alarm.
4. Accept humble offerings of coffee, cheese, pasta etc. since they want to show you that your work is valuable to them. Show respect and they will respect you.
5. Enjoy your new found friends. Expand your horizon and try other neighborhoods that you would like to get to know.
Make your top priority for this New Year to become a better photographer.
Shoot in aperture priority with exposure compensation to make adjustments in exposure as your go to setting. Learn to use manual when you need greater control, such as the studio setting with accessory lighting.
Please let me know what I can do to help. Would a Lightroom Boot Camp or "Learning to See the Light" tutorial help? Group or individual instruction is available. firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy New Year, Judith
Learn the rules but then try breaking them to see the effects? Have fun and look around you. Slow down by using a tripod. Learn by making mistakes.
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