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In this Photography tutorial you will learn how to photograph well with a point and shoot camera.
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Hi! My name is Donald Norris and today we’ve actually put down the professional SLR equipment to pull out something pretty much everybody has, your basic point shoot camera. So, since this is something everybody has, I figured it’d be great to go through some tricks and some tips that we can all use to make our shots just a little bit better.
So, first thing we have is we have our model here, Tina say hi! All right cool. She’s going to be helping us out today. If you notice when we are looking at our face right now, one of the things to notice is right now she’s got all of this harsh light, bright light on the right side of her face right there and then on the other side it’s all dark. So, in a case likes this, this is one of the perfect examples of when we’re going to use flash and when we’re not going to use flash. We’re going to turn on the flash on this thing and make sure that it actually flashes. So, it’s going to even out the face.
Okay, by adding the fill flash, what we did was we brightened up the dark side of her face by making it look so much better. We can see her now and it’s not so harsh which we love, amazing.
One of the easiest ways to shoot outside any subject without using flash is to actually just put them on a shade. So, that’s kind of what we’re going to do next. Whenever you’re working with a model or a person, you will always have to be really conscious of where your light sources. You always want to have your light source pretty much common from straight on. What we’re doing is if you take a look of what I did, this entire area where she is, is like a little cave. And this little cave thing here that we pushed her back into could be a garage. It could be many different sort of structures but the idea of what we’re doing is where isolating where our lights coming from. What we have is a huge big light that’s coming all the way down from top to bottom shooting one direction straight towards her. So, what we’re doing is we’re getting rid of a lot of those harsh shadows that were on her face.
Okay, the next thing we’re going to talk about here is can be the flash distance. What we’re going to do is we’re going to set this up. Okay, so we’re going to print—about four feet away. Okay and so we’ll have your back a little bit. Keep going, keep going, keep going, perfect right there. Things can be better 10 feet away. In this particular case, what we’re going to see is we’re going to actually see her nice and beautiful and that flash is going to go anywhere near as much as we want it to back there. The flash distance on a standard little point as you do it again right here is going to be about—I think about 10 feet, has that, nothing’s going to happen. You’re not going to see anything. It’s going to be all dark. These are pretty much designed mainly for—if your subjects can be about four feet away from you.
So, once you get passed that 10 feet range, you’re not having a flash on, it’s not going to help you, your pictures are actually will just come out dark.
Perfect! So, what we did was we put the two girls together and we can see them. The flash reaches them, it’s great. Put them one more at a distance, the flash is not going to reach all the way back there, so that’s the idea.
Well thank you so much for watching the video. I hope you got a lot out of it and really enjoyed it. If you have time, please check out my other videos, you can view on YouTube or also on the website at www.norrisphoto.com, thanks.