Easy as 1 2 3. One, do your research, moon rise time, weather conditions, etc. Two, preset your camera manual settings before you leave the house. Beats fumbling in the dark. Three, find a perfect spot. If you can’t get an interesting photo from your backyard, locate a safe place with off the road parking.
Make portraits personal. Anyone can take selfies, so when working with a client discover those special details that will bring out their true characters.
Every picture tells a story, so they say. This photo tells of the innocence of a young child experiencing a magical moment. Tonight’s dreams will be filled with unicorns and sparkles—for sure.
One sunrise, but so many opportunities.
When getting dawn shots, arrive early and just wait for the colors to unfold. The landscape changes by the second, so don’t miss a one. Sunrises always amaze.
Bigger is not always better. On our visit to the Renaissance Festival, I opted to carry my lighter and very versatile Sony DSC-HX400V. Weighing a mere 23 ounces, it was a no-brainer with all the walking on a hot summer day. Its 50X voom allowed for great shots from a distance, so crowds were not a problem. After all, it’s all about having fun.
Working with models can be expensive, but believe it or not, you can get some to work for peanuts. Squirrels, chipmunks, and blue jays all love peanuts. At a nearby park or even your backyard, you can toss out a few nuts and they will come.
For those who enjoy photographing wildlife, always take a closer look. Animals, by their very nature, are masters at camouflage. While movement is a sure giveaway, that also means it’s too late for a shot. So, have patience and study the scenery. You might be surprised.