Ep 249: Listener questions and photo critiques

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In this episode we talk about: what does good street photography look like? How to wrangle 10 puppies for a photo shoot, getting more clients for car photography and how to compose a photo.

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Show Notes

Sue Morris: Like you, Gina Milicia, I bought a little Fujifilm mirrorless for travelling with last year and took great pains to attach the strap correctly. However, I was out practising with the camera one day when one end of the strap came completely undone! It was just lucky I was holding the strap at the time or the camera would have fallen on the ground. So I went and bought one of these straps and it’s brilliant. It comes with two sets of the little “toggle thingies” so I keep one set on my Canon and the other on the Fuji and can use the strap on either and know it’s safe and secure.

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STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Take a camera with you everywhere and shoot shoot shoot!
  • Learn to recognise good/interesting Light
  • Find a great background or stage
  • Focal length ( get close to the action)
  • Fast shutter speed
  • Pre-focus
  • Get super close
  • small light cameras
  • inconspicuous
  • fast wide lenses 50 and under rather than zoom
  • Higher aperture f5.6 or higher sharper images with more detail
  • phone cameras
  • mirrorless cameras
  • no tripod
  • tape up logos
  • no flash
  • a small bag for all your bits
  • Shoot from the hip
  • Pre-focus your camera a few feet in front of you and then set it to manual focus
  • Shoot wide
  • Fast shutter speed 1/250th sec or higher
  • Crank up the ISO
  • If you are using an iPhone put your buds in and use the controls to release the shutter, it looks like you are just listening to music

GETTING MORE PAID SHOOTS



Start with relationships

Work for folio

Collectors

Auction houses

Share your work in car enthusiast groups

HOW TO SHOOT A GROUP OF PUPPIES?

Tripod

Look for good daylight

Allow lots of time

Sleepytime

Running towards you in a line

Eating in a line

Next level

Multiple Exposures

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