Do you fancy yourself a photographer? I think many of us moms find ourselves thrust into the position of photographer when we have children, for the sheer fact that we donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to miss a moment.
It is amazing to me that I have hardly any photos of myself when I was in college and in my 20Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s. Partially because cameras werenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t as accessible to us as they are now and partially because I just wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t that vain.
Now, however, my camera is attached to my hand indefinitely. I love photographing my children and, honestly, the entire world seems more photogenic with my children in it.
But IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m no professional and I still have issues trying to shoot certain images; for example the BIG moon and the stars. I end up with blurs in the sky. The same goes for shooting people in low-light or moving against the night sky backdrop.
Here are a few tips that I picked up in my Popular Photography magazine for shooting in low-light.
In low-light people pictures, use a slow shutter speed (Ã‚Â½ second) for an impressionistic effect in candlelit portraits. Use the same technique when photographing people dancing.
Light With a Phone
Use your smartphone as a light for your regular camera. The Ã¢â‚¬Å“flashÃ¢â‚¬Â LED beam can be used to add a catch-light in the eyes, or simply as an auto-focus aid. Set the LCD panel as bright as your can for the use as a mini-soft box.
Use flash for portraits against a late-day sky; underexpose the background for a dramatic effect.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars ~Brian Littrell
What is your favorite photography tip for shooting photos in the dark?
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