Tips for Shooting the Atlantic Balloon Fiesta in Sussex
The Atlantic International Balloon Fiesta is happening this September in Sussex, here are some tips on getting great photos of the balloons! I hope you get blue skies (and no wind) so they actually get airborne! CAMERA SETTINGS ISO: You can use 200 if there is lots of light, 400 if it’s overcast/darker. SHUTTER SPEED: […]
Tips for great Halloween Photographs
Since Halloween is upon us, here are some tips on how to get some great pumpkin, costume, and other pix! Tweet PUMPKIN PIX Great pumpkin shots are easy to do! Light em up with a candle and fire away, right? Sure, but you will have to do the proper metering to get the best shots. If you go with just what the meter wants, chances are you will get a pumpkin that is too dark on the exterior and too bright inside(photo on left). Instead, you could meter from the exterior skin of the pumpkin(get…
How To Photograph Fireworks For Canada Day or 4th Of July!
The annual Canada Day and Fourth Of July celebrations are upon us, so it’s a perfect opportunity to get great photographs of fireworks! Here are some tips on how to do just that! SETTING UP #1 most important step! USE A TRIPOD! I can’t stress that enough. If you don’t have a tripod, find something […]
How to photograph your Christmas tree…with or without your family!
I just wanted to take a minute to wish you all a happy and safe holidays! I hope Santa Claus brings you some great photo goodies, and that 2013 brings you lots of great photo opportunities! I have a lot of to be thankful for, with the amount of support you have all given me […]
Take great photos of your kids having fun with autumn leaves!
Fall is a great time for photographs, and taking photographs of your kids playing in leaves is just one of the possibilities. Here are some ideas for capturing some great moments. Tweet Step 1. Create a nice pile of leaves. This might take some time, but is a critical step. Step 2. Get kid to play in them. CAMERA SETTINGS Your camera settings will depend on what type of photograph you are doing. ACTION PHOTOS SHUTTER SPEED: You want to freeze action, so 1/500th to 1/1000th APERTURE: Whatever…
Get Great Back To School Photos!
Like me you are probably mourning the end of summer, tinged with a bit of joy the kids are going back to school. If you were looking to take some great going back to school photos, here are some tips! Tweet GETTING READY You are going to be rushing around, but you still want to document this special day! Use these settings to get photos of the kids getting ready indoors. Since light will be low, use your flash. -Use Shutter priority(TV/S) or Manual mode(M) -ISO 400 -For Shutter…