9 creative photo ideas to try in July

    | Photography Tips | 01/07/2012 04:00am
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    9 creative photo ideas to try in July: fashion portraits with natural backdrops

    Image by Sarah Ann Wright

    5. Shoot a fashion portrait with a natural backdrop
    Beaches are great locations for portraiture because the natural scenery offers a multitude of potential backdrops.

    Fashion and wedding photographer Sarah Ann Wright shot this portrait from above using the sand as a background.

    “It was cloudy so there was enough diffused light from the reflective sand to shoot with a fast shutter speed and low ISO,” says Sarah (learn some of the common mistakes at every shutter speed – and the best settings to use).

    “I later used Colour Balance, Curves and Selective Colour in Photoshop to remove the yellow of the sand and replace it with blues for a more interesting shot.”

    Get started today…

    • Sunny days don’t always make for the best beach portraits. If your model is in bright sunlight, use a white sheet or white reflector to diffuse the light and avoid harsh lighting (learn how to use a reflector to control natural light).
    • Sand tends to reflect light, and your camera may under-expose to compensate. Check your histogram regularly, and increase the exposure by up to +2EV if necessary.
    • Never put your camera down on the sand. Keep it around your neck using the strap, and be careful of any breeze when changing lenses.

     

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    Posted on Sunday, July 1st, 2012 at 4:00 am under Photography Tips.

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