Digital photography Essentials: Photo Process

When you listen to words operations, you automatically consider the modifying procedure. Nevertheless, there is a process when it involves taking photos too. It’s the few easy things you think about while getting ready to take your photographs.

These steps are in the order I think of my photo operations, however you could definitely do these in any type of order.

Think about the circumstance. What kind of situation am I in? Are there pets? Youngsters? Grownups only? Flowers? Nature? Landscapes? Each scenario will certainly call for various methods for me to take the photographs and also will certainly have different means on just how I interact with the subject matter. Just how I established my structures. How long can I spend with the topic? What focus span does the subject have? How creative can I be? What lens(s) am I going to use?
Next off, I consider the structure. Will portrait or landscape work much better? Are there foreground aspects or other aspects I can utilize for mounting or leading lines? How is the background? Does the background/foreground encounter my subject?
Then I consider movement as well as deepness of industry. If I am shooting fast action – I might would like to freeze the activity or pan and also show motion blur. If I am shooting portraits or macro nature, I might intend to have a deep deepness of field. Understanding which I am trying to capture, motion or deepness of industry, lets me understand exactly what I will be utilizing to manage light. If I am utilizing shutter speed to manage movement, then I will certainly be making use of aperture and ISO to control light. If I am making use of aperture to control my deepness of field, I will certainly be using shutter rate and ISO to manage light.
Flash on or off? The first thing I prefer to do is decide if I’m going to utilize my flash or not. If I’m going to utilize a flash, more than most likely it will be an outside flash. On the rare celebrations when I use on board flash, I use my Prof. Kobre Light News to bounce the on board flash as well as to relax the background shadows.
Set my White Equilibrium. I often shoot in AWB. Nevertheless, if it’s really bright outside, if I’m firing in the shade, photographing in a reception venue, or inside a gymnasium, I’ll establish a various white equilibrium setting. Relying on exactly how extreme the lighting conditions and the surrounding, I could even establish a personalized white balance.
Finally – I set my ISO. I often begin around 400 as well as go from there. If I’m outdoors and it’s truly warm, I’ll back off to 200 or ONE HUNDRED. If I’m shooting inside under low illumination, I’ll hit as much as 800. I attempt not to fire over 1000.
This is straightforward workflow for digital photography. It aids you take the few moments you should compose your scene thoroughly as well as offers you the time to think about what and how you are visiting be shooting. Next time you are out as well as about shooting, give it a try.

22 comments

  1. Vakpathi Rao Manupadi

    Hi Mark! I am very much impressed with your Videos, which explains the
    concepts clearly and to the point. Thanks for Sharing.

  2. Besides wedding, what other type of photography makes money? And or other
    types of photography that I can do to earn money year round. PS I used yo
    work down the block from your store now I live in ft Collins Colorado.

  3. Joe Shit the Rag Man

    +Rezek Saadeh you can use the regular flash but you will get a more
    "natural" and even light with a macro flash

  4. are u related to William Wallace?? FREEDOM!!!!!!!!

  5. That was really helpful and great.Thank you! :)

  6. hey i saw a picture online, it was like someone took a picture while it was
    raining or something and you could see circles of different color i dont
    know how to explain it very well but if you do can you show me how?

  7. Hi Mark, I saw some photos in magazines that it is focused too much on the
    eyes of ant, how to focus more on a part of an insect? Do you have Episode
    on reversing lens? and is it effective as using macro lens? thanks

  8. I watched it was very strange to me. First what kind of lens you’re using?
    Second the MTF of the most expensive lens recommend using aperture not more
    than f11, otherwise you’re loosing the quality. So how you recommend using
    f16? This is ridiculous.

  9. Sir , How does the ISO effect the grain and noise of the micro
    photograpghy..

  10. what a nice rusty bolt! :)))

  11. Mark great videos! Thanks for sharing

  12. love ur experties…..keep making videos and help us…

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  14. @darkraiden23 – Thank you!

  15. Hi, I would like to ask, what is the difference between a 200mm telephoto
    lens and a 200mm Macro lens. If both are 200mm lenses, how come one is
    telephoto and one is Macro ? Thanks, Sam

  16. is there a macro flash for Nikon 60mm Micro f/2.8D?

  17. @ProduceJuice try looking on ebayamazon.. but all together approx – normal
    camera – 1000-2000$ 100mm lens – 1200$ flash – 300-500$ good tripod + Head
    (ball or gear) – 500$ remote – 50$ i guess.. try calculator =]]

  18. @fhqwghads orionmystery [dot] blogspot [dot]
    com/2009/03/my-macro-rig-then-and-now.html I rather have a nice diffused
    lighting and giving up a few shots due to obstacles than flat lighting and
    have lots of OK shots.

  19. Image stabilization works against you while on tripod…Best to turn it off.

  20. One thing Mark didn’t mention about a ring flash is the big reason they’re
    used is when you’re shooting macro you have to get really close to your
    subject. So close, in fact, that the lens will create a shadow across the
    subject if a built-in or hot-shoe flash is used. Since a ring flash is on
    the end of the lens, there’s no obstruction and the light can hit the
    subject perfectly.

  21. What are studio and outdoor beginner lighting set ups that aren’t too
    expensive? The topic of lighting seems so broad and confusing.

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