Catherine shows you her tips and tricks
Tips + Tricks
Via. Tamara Lackey: Window light can be absolutely gorgeous, especially when it’s pouring in through a large picture window that just happens to be technically diffusing a soft light and delivering a softbox-quality effect. Much of what you do in a client’s home is figuring out what little “sets” you can create near the light you find; that is part of the fun of it, too.
This photo was captured during a photo shoot for Apple Park, an eco-friendly distributor. I really wanted this little guy and his caterpillar toy to pop. I lit him with soft window light and picked the white walls and carpet as a background to enhance the green in his onesie and toy.
For more tips on capturing meaningful family portraits check out Tamara Lackey’s book, “Envisioning Family”
For additional tricks on how to master the art of handheld and monopod shooting head over to Digital Camera Word!
Right: This was shot at F/3.2 @ 1/500 sec. using Canon 5D MIII @ 165 mm.
Left: This was shot at F/2.8 @ 1/1,200 sec. using Canon 5D MIII @ 30 mm.
Quick Tip: Macro & Micro – looking within the frame
Time is one of your greatest resources at a wedding and when you have the couple to yourself (for those brief moments!) it is imperative to use it wisely. I always try to maximize the variety of my images without dragging my clients all over the venue. The two images above were shot within seconds of each other and yet have a completely different look and feel. The photo on the right (Macro) incorporates the environment of Martis Camp by including the natural surroundings. The photo to the left (micro) is entirely focused on the couple and the emotions that they were feeling in that moment.
How do you go about getting to most out of a shooting space?
The infographic above explains some of the key panels available in Adobe Lightroom Develop Module. Want to get to know Lightroom better, check out the entire tutorial on Digital Camera World.
Quick Tip: Clothing Makes a Difference : The two images of Robert Novogratz demonstrate the difference even a quick jacket change can make. In the image to the right (before) Robert’s neutral T-shirt blends into the monochromatic background of the image, making him less of a focal point. Adding the green jacket not only brings an element of texture and structure to the photograph but, also says something about his personality.