I'm a photographer and a dad, and when those two roles meet I'm a happy man. One of the fun things about photographing my own kid is creating pictures of her having fun. I believe that having pictures of your kids being happy and having fun hanging on the wall helps remind them that they are happy. This is far more important than having pictures of them in matching outfits. I'm enjoying creating a series of my daughter on swings through the years. Pictures with apparent movement help us feel the fun every time we look at the photographs. Here … [Read more...] about How To Photograph Kids In Action: Swings
Your camera offers a lot of settings to make shooting easier. While I'm personally a fan of Aperture priority mode (where you set the depth of field and let the camera do the most of the rest) I also find Shutter Priority (or Time Value) Mode quite useful. In this shooting mode, you tell the camera how long to leave the shutter open. It will then determine the Aperture and ISO sensitivity. This is all part of shooting with the exposure triangle if you need a refresher. Here's a simple example with a spinning industrial fan. This photo is … [Read more...] about Why Shoot in Shutter Priority or Time Value Mode?