Our Family Pics and Some Photo Tips.
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Okay, back to the actual post...While I was taking pictures of my parents with the kids I also got some of our family. I got my camera settings all ready and I gave my Mom a little tutorial on how to use my camera and let her shoot away. I was happy with the results! She did a great job. What a good student. :) And of course I couldn't resist taking some of just the kids...especially with their cute little matching outfits on!
The first pics of the kids in front of the white barn are as followed: ISO 200, 85mm, f/2.2, shutter speed varied from 1/640th to 1/1250th.
The pics of all of us sitting on the blanket are as followed: ISO 200, 30mm, f/2.5, shutter speed varied from 1/200th to 1/640th.
And the last 2 pics of Maddie and Lyndon in front of the truck and Jon swinging the kids are: ISO 400, 85mm, f/2.5, 1/160th.
The pictures are posted chronologically, notice how as the sun started setting (thus giving me less light) I started to decrease my shutter speed in the pictures on the blanket and then the last 2 pictures I not only decreased my shutter speed even more but I also increased my ISO. (note: when you decrease your shutter speed your shutter is open longer thus letting in more light)
It's important to momentarily look at your playback screen and check your settings to make minor tweaks throughout the shoot. If your reading this and thinking, this sounds too complicated I'll just stay on auto. DON'T DO IT! (I'm not yelling I'm just speaking with force.) You have a digital slr for a reason...to take better more professional pictures. Use your camera to it's potential. And I promise you the more you practice, practice, practice the better and more comfortable to you be. I have faith in you. I know you can do it!! (I'm here to help too.)
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(random side note: This has absolutely nothing to do with my post but if you are a crafter and/or sewer and would like a good chuckle ...