The trick to grabbing great shots in winter is finding the plants that open up gratefully on a warm day after a chilly set of mornings. These plants are moistured up and ready to release all their full tones for the birds and the bees, so to speak. Make sure the highest point of light is toplit and background infills keep foreground subject focus sharp.
The editing decisions you make when using photo editing software like Photoshop can only work as well as the basic picture that was taken. It’s my view that most people who own even high grade cameras don’t know how to use the basic settings or what they mean. It’s also my view that since about 15 minutes of training would clear all this up, micro stockers in particular need to master the electronic CCD settings on their digital camera.
I am writing today to share some notes on some editing I have had to do on portrait photography. Often the pictures taken in a given photo shoot are merely fodder for later retouching. This means whatever photo grab takes place on a given day is what the photo editors for the rest of creation have to work with. The stylists and makeup artists should keep in mind the end sum is not just that day’s effects. But all too often people forget that.
Stuck for a light to use as a flash but low on budget? Grab a couple of flash cameras at the dollar store and snap for a flash light during an exposure at variable speeds. These can do the work of reflectors in a pinch. Check out the results, making notes regarding what angle and timing you used from the depress.
There is no rule in photography that your constant angle is the best one. Lighting settings on cameras and the diffudion and shadows cast by light change as the angle to the lens, mirrors, and camera changes. Work the difference to grab the shot. Find ways to alter camera setting, angle, and shutter speed to provide options.