One of the most important things about photographing people is not to worry about the technical side - you don't need to know many things about your camera to be able to take great pictures.
One thing I just can't understand - how can everything be in focus (in landscape photography) at say F16 - F22 but yet recently when I was shooting a landscape in low light someone told me to go to way lower F/nr than F16 as "there's no need to be up there, you need more light now" - I thought the lower the F/nr the less detail in the photo would be in focus so why would I want that for a landscape shot?
It's been a busy media month! - so thought I'd give you a few links to the various articles that I've been writing recently. Hope you find them helpful - grab a coffee and enjoy!
Q. If you are shooting in mixed light, do you put your camera on spot metering?
Q. How long do you spend on each photo session with the sitter?
Q. How big do you think a photography portfolio on a website should be?
Please can you tell me how to understand light enough to make it do what I want with my camera innards?
Q. When trying to capture confetti being thrown and the couples' faces in focus, what settings would you use?
Q. What kind of flash should I buy for my Canon 5D Mark III?
Q. Can you recommend a good portable projector that I could use to show clients their photos in their own home without the use of a screen?
It's been a while since I've shown you a "Fit Guy" shoot - so let's have another one!
Meet my partner's tennis coach - if this doesn't make you take up tennis - nothing will!
Q. Would the 70-200mm, F4 lens suffice for portraiture?
Q. What type of metering do you use when shooting a wedding?
Q. Why do you change your exposure in postproduction, rather than in the camera?
Don't be put off if some of these questions seem a little "techy" at first...
I've been asked to take some pictures at a party in a nightclub. Should I use your simple settings and just up the ISO? I imagine most people will be moving around on the dance floor in nightmare lighting! Please help!
Sharon Goodchild, North East Lincs UK
How can I feel more confident using flash? I avoid it as much as I can!
KM, UK (and many other people via Facebook)
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