Frustration takes the “fun” out of it.


Getting Photos Right

Photography can be really frustrating! The problem is when I am trying to capture of the perfect moment, and the lighting is off. A lot of times you won’t notice that the lighting was off until you go back to review the photos. Even when checking out the photos in the camera itself, you can find that the photos look OK.

However, when you open them with a program such as Photoshop you discover that the picture is no good. The other day I decided to take my son to go get ice cream after check up at my awesome pediatrician.  Just in case you live in the same area this is the practice:

As you can imagine he was elated to get some ice cream (for being good) after all of the hubbub. He already knew exactly where he wanted to go and what type of frozen delight he wanted.

Here are some pretty cool tips I found:

After we had enjoyed our treats, we headed back home. It was late in the day and so I decided to stop so that I could get a few pictures of my son in the perfect lighting. Backup, backup, OK move forward, turn your chin a little downwards and to the left. All of these commands resulted in very few good exposures.

Why? It was simply because I did not have the right setting on my camera. You always have to be mindful of whether you are shooting in raw format or a different format. I believe that I got one picture that was worth salvaging. The others were pretty much a waste of time. It can be so frustrating, when you are having a good time and you want to capture those moments and you discover that you failed to.

I think I failed to simply because I lack so much experience in taking the perfect pictures with the perfect lighting. I’m still learning, and most people go through some sort of learning curve when they’re trying to discover what kind of photos to take, when to take them, where to take them, and how to maximize your potential for the perfect exposure.

Lighting and Quality

Incidentally, one of my favorite positions is to take the pictures so that the sun creates the halo effect on my subjects head. I often position my subject in between my camera and the sun and capture the rays of the sun disbursing over my subject’s head. I get a lot of compliments on these shots, and they are some of my favorites.

I was in the keys recently and I got a couple of good shots. I will make sure to put one of them in this post so you can see. I hope you like it. If you wish to reach me you can click here.

Also I found this link interesting. If you see the news happening you can upload it to the news channel here: