View Full Version : ima do my first g&n shoot i need help ima noob
24th of December 2008 (Wed), 17:42
hey whats up guys ima be doing a g&n shoot im new to this my freinds want me to do it for her so she said i could practise on her which is cool, i have a can rebel xsi with the kit lense can you plz tell me any setting that would be great to start off with, plz anyhting will help
24th of December 2008 (Wed), 22:33
1. Learn to type your post in english. Most people will turn press back immediately upon starting that post.
2. Look through the boards for help first.
3. Ask questions on things you don't understand.
25th of December 2008 (Thu), 00:51
You need to be more specific and clear with your question and provide some information about your knowledge and experience. Do you need help understanding exposure settings, or poses, or lighting, or how to use backdrops, etc.?
Your post above gives us no point at which we can start to help you.
26th of December 2008 (Fri), 00:45
I think you need to learn a bit more about how to operate the functions of your camera in manual mode, do some reading on the site and google "basic photography techniques"
And it's irrelevent but it would help to not write like that, not only is it annoying as hell not many are going to take you seriously and offer any advice but "Type better"
26th of December 2008 (Fri), 13:05
sorry guys i was half asleep when i posted, i have owned my rebel xsi for 3 months and been playing with it but i want to know the best shutter speed to start at and what fstop to use to start at as well and i should use the m mode right??
26th of December 2008 (Fri), 18:06
ok, this is the first place i started upon arriving here; you should read this from front to back, and then read it again.
next, go to amazon and buy this. it's the best 12 bucks you'll ever spend:
after you're done reading that, pick up volume 2.
also +1 on the talking/typing thing. this is definitely not an AIM chat room.
26th of December 2008 (Fri), 21:47
hey thanks for the help, i deff read that and helped me somewhat but what are the basic shutter speed and f-stops to use in glam photography
26th of December 2008 (Fri), 21:54
i would assume you would use wide apertures to have dof and make use of available light without hopefully having to use the flash. as far as shutter speeds i am no pro but i dont think it really matters as long as your sharp and can get good exposure readings.
that book that was recommended was great..unfortunately i paid 25 bucks at b&h and not 12 as its listed on amazon.
26th of December 2008 (Fri), 22:32
hey astheros i see you have the same camera maybe you could help me??
28th of December 2008 (Sun), 01:08
hey astheros i see you have the same camera maybe you could help me??The camera will have little impact on what makes a good shot. You need to take some time and practice getting your exposure right in your shots. Once you can manually set a shot by adjusting the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, you'll have a decent understanding. Then you can move on to adjusting the white balance, setting a custom white balance.
Here are some random tips that may help out some. Sorry if it seems basic but you haven't given us any real insight to your current understanding.
1.) Make sure you're not shoot at too low of a shutter speed. Anything under 1/60th or so and you should be using a tripod or have the camera on a solid object. The reason for this is it will cause motion blur, this will ruin a shot. If you don't have enough light, bump the ISO up. This will add "noise" which is a grainy effect to the picture, this can be removed later during editing.
2.) As far as "basic settings for glamour shots" there's no such thing really. You need adjust your exposure settings (f/stop, shutter speed, ISO) to get the image properly exposed (not too dark or too bright).
3.) If you want the model to stick out from the background use a lower F/ number. If you want the background to be in focus as well, use a higher number.
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