Friday, 18 September 2009

Experimenting with Advice...

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This was probably not the best shot of JI I've got, but I was pleased with it because I followed some tips I read somewhere (for the first time) and got this shot.

The early evening September sun is affording us some glorious light just now, but facing it is still too bright and produces this kind of face;





Cute - but not what I was aiming for...
...And then I remembered reading somewhere (I've read so much, in so many places of late!!) to put the subject with shoulder to the sun, facing away. Set the focus to the distance you want (using the back of their head!) and then get them to turn their head around over their shoulder (not too fast) and shoot immediately. You only get a split second before they are squinting again, but the top shot is what I got with that advise. Of course you cannot guarantee the face you will see, but you can shoot a few like that with a willing subject - not so much with one that is itching to run off and play and not stand posing for you!! Whatever the face - which is not THAT bad (:D) - I was really pleased with the lighting (warm autumn glow) and the focus was pretty good too. This is completely unedited all bar a slight crop and a touch of increased contrast (my camera - Canon S3 - seems to take low contrast pictures).

Sorry to post this so late - but it was taken on Friday (18th as per post date) and I haven't had time to put it up until now (22nd).

Go and take a look at everyone else's BEST SHOTs this week, over on Loli's Better in Bulk blog :D

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