A lot of clients anxiously ask me, before a photoshoot, what they should or shouldn't wear. It's important to feel that the photos reflect your family at their best, so I totally get why people want some tips on how to style the family. I have found that there are a few things that you can do to ensure you all look your very best and there aren't distracting elements in the photos.
In a new blog series, I'm going to be doing a number of 'How to...' posts, answering some of the most frequent questions I get asked.
Virtually every time I mention I'm a family photographer and I work mainly with children, I get the inevitable comments about how difficult it is to take good photos of children. Most parents tell me, before a photoshoot, that their child hates having their photo taken and will probably play up.
For those of you who are aspiring to get your DSLR onto manual mode and have more control over your photography options, I've been trying to help with some photography tips for very beginners. Today, I'm going to be talking about shutter speed.
When I started out in photography, terms such as aperture, f/stop, ISO and shutter speed were a mystery. I got incredibly frustrated, trying to read photography blogs that I just didn't understand. I'm hoping that these photography tips posts might help others in a similar situation by explaining the early basics of photography, the stuff you need to know in order to start experimenting with your DSLR manual mode.
The best photography course I've ever done was a long weekend in Goa when we were told to put our camera in manual mode at the start of the weekend and keep it there! It was the start, for me, of going from being a 'hobby' photographer to really wanting to do it as a profession. So, why is manual so much better? Here are three reasons: