Blog facelift & Quick Photoshoot without a lot of light!I changed the look of my blog...I hope I didn't confuse anyone. :)
Just after the time changed in November I got to take some pictures of this gorgeous gal, Tristyn. I mention the time change because when I scheduled her shoot I didn't take into account the time difference. So we STARTED taking pictures just as the sun was setting. Needless to say, I had to turn my ISO up quite a bit in order to get a fast enough shutter speed. So if you're thinking...hummm, those pictures look really grainy...they are. My ISO was way up. :)
But nonetheless, I like how they turned out, grainy and all...
Before I go on to give you some helpful tips in case you find yourself in a similar low-light situation, let me tell you a bit about Tristyn...
Not only is is beautiful, kind and extremely nice but she is an incredible singer/songwriter! My husband, Jon, had the pleasure of producing and recording Tristyn's latest ep album. So go ahead listen to some of her music on her site, you'll be glad you did!
When I only had just a tiny bit of daylight left to get the above pictures, the first thing I did was look for something that would help to increase my light like that white shed beside her and behind her. This will help to reflect more light. I also had her stand on a white sheet (which you can't see) to also reflect as much light on to her as possible.
After I tried to squeeze every last drop of daylight I could find, I dropped my aperture way down to f/2.0. Then I increased my ISO up to 1000. This gave me a shutter speed of about 1/60th of a second for most of my pictures, which isn't really fast but fast enough.
And last because my shutter speed was on the slower end I made sure to hold VERY still while squeezing the shutter button.
So as you can see, even if the conditions aren't optimal, you can still create a beautiful natural light photograph.
I changed the look of my blog...I hope I didn't confuse anyone. :) Just after the time changed in November I got to take some pictures...