View Full Version : Need to get better.....
10th of April 2009 (Fri), 21:09
In terms of lighting, any idea how I can make this shot better: Like the following shot of my niece, my sister does not have a lot of light in the house. The living room is divided in to 2 parts. Most of the lights are coming from the dinning table section. The lights just cast to the couch, usually where the baby is. So, I tend to get ambient light spilling over one side while my fill flash lighting the darker side. I would get shots like this. ISO3200. MarkIII.
This one is slightly better.
13th of April 2009 (Mon), 08:55
I would move the baby closer to some window. At that age you can put them anywhere as they not going to move,
Or just use flash.
16th of April 2009 (Thu), 07:26
+1 for window/natural light.
You dont always need a window, you could also use a doorway, garage, verandah, even in the car seat, somewhere with no direct sunlight, but enough soft diffuse light. 3200 iso is overkill, start with 200-400. Also try overexposing 0.5 to 1 stop to bring some softness to the skin and overall mood.
The aperture should be set at the lowest number your lens has, 2.8-4 for instance. This should soften the background more and let in more light.
For more natural looking shots - Turn that flash OFF;)
27th of May 2009 (Wed), 00:38
Is the ceiling white? Bounce the flash off the ceiling (or an adjacent wall) and see if that helps. You might have to add some FEC also.
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