Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Photo shoot tips...

this is a perfect example of natural diffusion...
thin clouds that filter the sunlight like sheer curtains in your home diffuse the light...
it makes it an overall lighting without the rays pinpointing any one thing...
the first thing you always check is your lighting...
then you will know what kind of shots you will be looking for...
this is just a general shot of this area...
nothing really special and you have seen this many times before if you visit here often...
boring, right?
but when you break it down in sections...
each section given it's own special place...
it becomes unique...
also notice it's not centered, but it is balanced...
the "weight" of the brick balances with the stalks on the left...
because any one photo is just a group of little things...
they stand well on their own...
and do great together...
find the little things that you have put together because they have their own character...
their own life...
show everyone else what YOU see when you look at something...
take the guess work out of it...
so they don't have to blow it up and look at everything themselves...
when you focus on something...
you are putting it in the spot light...
and something others might  miss...
now, take this watering can...
alone it has many different features...
and a photo of it alone is wonderful...
but if you break it down...
you see what I see...
ribs...
dried grasses...
a spout...
the handle...
along with all the shadows that get lost in the bigger picture...
and notice the backgrounds, too...
the rugged pickets and the shadows they cast...
and sometimes you just get plain lucky...
trying to catch that tongue is not easy...
it's just the fastest tongue in east central Illinois...
you can be licked before you know it...
I was just trying to get a regular shot and he did this...
just at the right time...
you can't plan that...
it just happens every now and then...
and here are my earmuffs!
well, one pair of them...
it is so windy here again today...
and notice who is sitting behind me...
my shadow...
and my son gave me his old sun glasses...
can't find mine...
and I didn't think I would like them...
but they wrap around and keep all the dust and dirt out of my eyes!
and we are using the old wheel chair as rolling seating...
I walk to where I want to go and then sit down...
it is really comfortable to sit in...

so, I hope this helps you when you are out taking photos...
and that you have the best day today...
Hugs- Tete

7 comments:

Donnie said...

Your tips really are helpful. Thanks.

Shirley said...

Looking at my photo's we all know I need all the tips I can get..hahaha..what a great shot of the cloud and your little baby..that was perfect timing..you couldn't plan that one if you tried :)
My favorite is the wagon handle..love it..

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

As always my PRECIOUS FRIEND...a slice of HEAVEN over here! The photos are so BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE the watering can and its ribs :) And that SaaaaWeeeet Poochie and the tongue...ADORABLE! But my FAV is YOU with the earmuffs! You are such a BEAUTIFUL, precious lady and it just OOZES through in your blog and your lovely face! Thank you for always being a LIGHT in my day!

Love you!
xoxokara

Pam said...

Great tips! I haven't been here for a few days and had to say I am in love with your new design! The birds and bees are so cute.

LV said...

Thank you for your suggestions. Since I broke my camera, I cannot do much. It still takes good pictures, but that is all. I cannot change any of the features on it. You did a nice job on yours.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

glad to see you out and about!

NanaDiana said...

Thanks for all the tips! The best picture though is the one of you out enjoying the fresh air and sunshine...smashing glasses, darling! Love you more than cats love kissing a tuna! xxoo Diana