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Archive for April, 2013

April 28th, 2013 by Sharon

Throw away more shots than you keep

When I do a shoot – whether it be portraits or any other subject – I end up with more photos than I can actually use. On a typical one hour family photo shoot, I can end up with as many as 100 photos. And that is one of the hardest things to do as […]

April 14th, 2013 by Sharon

Making the Best of It

When it comes to portraits, I am very much a natural light photographer. I avoid shooting indoors at all costs. Yesterday, I was scheduled to do a shoot as part of a thirteenth birthday party. When I arrived at the designated place and time, it was raining (mixed with a bit of hail just for […]

April 7th, 2013 by Sharon

White Balance, and Why It Matters

All of us have, at some point, taken a photo (usually indoors) and been puzzled by the colour of the resulting image.  Either they end up eerily blue…   or a horrible syrupy yellow… This is because different kinds of light actually appear as different colours.  This is why everything looks so lovely and golden […]

April 1st, 2013 by Sharon

Making your photos pop with depth of field

One of the most effective ways to make your subject “pop” is to use depth of field to make the background blurry.   In the example above, the eye is drawn straight to the flowers and the little girl’s dress because the background is completely blurred. This is a great way to get rid of […]

April 1st, 2013 by Sharon

Nifty Fifty

This blog is not about gear.  Every once in a while, I will make an exception and the 50mm f1.8 lens is one of those times.  This lens, sometimes called the Nifty Fifty, is a must for most photographers.  Why should you run out and buy a nifty fifty if you don’t already own one? […]