This podcast is dedicated to fill flash in portraiture. When do you want to use fill flash? You want to use fill flash whenever your subject’s face can use a bit of extra light. If you don’t see the player below, click here to learn how to use fill flash in photography. Pictures accompanying this podcast will be uploaded shortly.
This is an opinion podcast dedicated to a question that gets asked over and over again; which is better traditional photography or digital photography? I try not to hedge and give straight up answers. Is traditional photography better than digital photography? Click to listen.
Today’s small tip to better your photography is a simple yet crucial one and the title of this post really explains it all. Portraits are the most common type of photograph that people take. People contstantly ask me to evaluate their photos that they think are amazing. 50% of the time when there is a person in the photograph their eyes are not sharp. This DESTROYS the shot. When taking a portrait, focus on the eyes. Don’t focus on their nose or their hair, focus on their eyes. If their head is turned toward the camera, focus on the eye that is closest to the camera.
That said, I’m sure to get “but Marko what if I want to try something funky and keep the subject blurry to get an effect”. In that case you can do whatever you want to do, because that is your intention. You gotta know the rules before you can break the rules.
Our second podcast is dedicated to depth of field. We discuss in pretty good depth how to become more creative with depth of field. These 2 photographs below illustrate the differences between smaller and larger depths of field. Remember: A smaller aperture like F 16 results in both the background and the foreground being pretty sharp. A larger aperture like F 2.0 results in a sharp foreground and unsharp background. If you’d rather read the differences instead of listening to the podcast below, a good depth of field explanation is located here.
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I’m Marko the Admin of Photography.ca and in this our first podcast I’ll tell you a little bit about myself as well as provide a photography tip. This week’s tip is about controlling the background.‚