I was at the park today. And believe me, it was difficult to get some good shots. The lighting was terrible (harsh and bright), my kids weren't working with me.
Let's just say that I couldn't get but 5 or 6 shots that I liked.
Here are some examples:
This first image was TERRIBLY blurry! I found that I was shooting on "auto" haha! I changed it quick to shooting f1.8 and SS 1/200. This is why shooting manual is so helpful to know how to make the image that you want. Here is a link to a video that explains more:
This image (above) I had my camera on CH mode (or continuous high). I usually never shoot on "single" shot unless I have to. That way I can get those in-between moments. Here is a video about that:
The first time I shot my son from the side (above) I missed what I wanted, then I moved two feet over and shot down onto him- much cooler!
The first image (above) my son was getting settled in his seat. Then I saw the light of the next image. It's so important to know what you want and be picky!
The first image (above) the light was so harsh on his face, and cutting off his eyes. I much prefer the second image with his back to me- it's softer.
The first image (above) was shot at f16- it definitely wasn't the look that I was going for. The second image is much creamier and more buttery. So I deleted the first image entirely!
So be picky, change your angle, get a prime lens, learn to shoot manual and have fun! You'll get there!
I would love for you to let know if any of these tips have helped you in your photography journey!
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