DSLR Debrief at BlogHer '13

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  • 1. DSLR Debrief Amanda Green Bottoms @kevinandamanda

2. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required DSLR Debrief AMANDA GREEN BOTTOMS www.kevinandamanda.com @kevinandamanda INSTRUCTOR 3. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required #1. Find the Best Light Find the light first, then move your subject into it. 4. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required non-direct window light, from the side 5. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required non-direct window light, from the back 6. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required look for interesting highlights 7. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required look for interesting shadows 8. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required outdoor, indirect light 9. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required Shoot for the sky 10. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required outdoor with flash outdoor silhouette 11. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required foam board reflector to fill in shadows 12. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required indoor, night photo - lighting from an unconventional source 13. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required Lowel Ego light for night photography 14. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required #2. Use Aperture to Focus on Important Elements 85mm1.8 lens, f/1.8, ss 1/400, iso400 15. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required Aperture is f/5.6 here 16. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required small number = more light = lots of blur/bokeh 24-70mm lens, f/2.8, ss 1/400, iso 100 17. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required Look for interesting things in the background to enhance creative bokeh 100mm/2.8 lens, f/2.8, ss 1/125, iso 640 18. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required lights, colors, repetitive objects, backlit trees all create beautiful bokeh 85mm/1.8 lens, f/1.8, ss 1/40, iso 160 19. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required Zoom in for more bokeh 50mm/1.8 lens, f/1.8, ss 1/200, iso 100 more zoom = more bokeh 20. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required large number = lets in less light = lots in focus 24-70mm/2.8 lens, f/16, ss 1/60, iso 100 21. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required landscapes lend themselves well to high aperture numbers 10-22mm lens, f/22, ss 1/80, iso 320 22. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required high apertures create beautiful sunbursts even at night (think street lights, sunsets, etc.) 23. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required#BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required 70-200mm/4.0 L lens, f/5, ss 1/500, iso 100 #3. Use Shutter Speed to Dramatically Freeze or Blur Motion 24. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required Shutter Speed is 125 here. 25. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required high number = fast shutter speed = freezes action 24-70mm lens, f/2.8, ss 1/500, iso 400 26. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required My Recipe for Action Photos 1. Put the camera in Shutter Priority (TV or S) mode 2. Set the shutter speed to 1/1000 3. Change the focus mode to AI-SERVO 4. Change the shooting mode to High Speed Continuous 5. Set the focus right in the middle Google kevinandamanda how to take tack sharp action photos for a more in-depth tutorial 27. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required Extremely slow shutter speeds create a dramatic blurred motion effect, but require a tripod or a steady surface 24-70mm lens, f/8, ss 1/4, iso 100 28. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required low number = slow shutter speed = blurred motion 10-22mm lens, f/29, ss 30, iso 640 29. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required What scenes might benefit from a slow shutter speed? 10-22mm lens, f/7.1, ss 15, iso 100 30. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required My Recipe for Slow Shutter Photos 1. Put the camera in Shutter Priority (TV or S) mode 2. Set the ISO to 100 (or as low as it will go) 3. Set the shutter speed anywhere from 1/4 30 sec 4. Find a steady surface (tripod, table, chair) 5. Turn on the 2-second self timer. Google kevinandamanda girls week in NYC for a more in-depth tutorial 31. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required #4. Exposure Compensation Higher than 0 = Brighter Less than 0 = Darker 32. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required Keep an eye on your shutter speed / aperture For hand-holding, a general rule of thumb is to not let the shutter speed get below 50. 33. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required#BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required #5. Know Your ISO The lower your ISO (100-200), the LESS light your camera will use. PROS: No grain CONS: May be too dark for indoors, nighttime The higher your ISO (1600-3200), the MORE light your camera will use. PROS: Gives you extra light for low-light shooting situations CONS: Lots of grain. Use a grain removal filter in Photoshop like Noiseware. Google kevinandamanda DSLR quick guide for a more in-depth tutorial 34. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required 24-70mm 2.8 lens, f/8, ss 1/32, iso 125 35. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required#BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required 85mm 1.8 lens, f/1.8, ss 1/250, iso 400 #6. Find Your Focus 36. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required The Focus Point tells the camera where to focus. Auto Select Best for one subject with uncluttered background. Manual Select Zone Multiple focus points, but clustered in one zone. Best for one subject. Manual Select Single Point - Best option when there are many subjects in the frame, and you only want to focus on one. Google kevinandamanda how to take tack sharp action photos for a more in-depth tutorial 37. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required#BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required #7. Easy Transition to Manual Mode Trick 1. Find a photo with good lighting and press the Info button to find the settings that were used. 2. Switch to manual mode to use these settings. 3. From there you can adjust aperture, shutter speed, or ISO one or two bumps to get perfect lighting. 38. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required #8. Lighten to Emphasize Detail 39. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required Photoshop is like makeup. It works best when it looks like youre not using any. Shoot With Skill and Edit for Impact 40. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required 41. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required #9. Train your eye to recognize proper white balance. 42. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required 43. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required #10. Prepare Properly for Web Often what appears online to be tack sharp focus is actually just a well prepared web image. 44. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required Ten Steps to Sharpen Your DSLR Skills 1. Find the Best Light 2. Use Aperture to Focus on Important Elements 3. Use Shutter Speed to Dramatically Freeze or Blur Motion 4. Understand Exposure Compensation 5. Know Your ISO 6. Find Your Focus 7. Use the Easy Manual Mode Trick 8. Lighten to Emphasize Detail 9. Train your eye to recognize proper white balance. 10. Prepare Properly for Web 45. #BH13DSLR @kevinandamanda INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required DSLR Debrief AMANDA GREEN BOTTOMS www.kevinandamanda.com @kevinandamanda INSTRUCTOR 46. BlogHer is a snake meal of ideas in a wonton wrapper of love. Afterwards you need a 2- day nap, then it nourishes you for a year. @debontherocks