Tuesday, April 6, 2010

12 Weeks to Better Photography- Week Six


This week's Photography lesson was all about shooting indoors. This can be tricky (between flash issues, white balance, etc), but it's something important to master. I don't know about you, but it's been snowing again lately, so 100% of my photos lately are indoors.

One of the tips that the lesson gave for this week was to try having your subject facing a window, with you standing in between the window and the subject. This will allow you to capture good catchlights in the eyes (PS--I think portraits are all about catchlights in the eyes).

Here's an example of a shot where Lizzy and I were both parallel to a window, with her turned slightly away from the window:
It's not a bad shot, but her eyes aren't as bright as they could be. And there are no catchlights. 

These next two shots were taken with Lizzy facing a window, and me in between her and the window: 



Ta-Da! Catchlights in the eyes!

I will note that I often take pictures with us parallel to a window (in all the pictures of her on a towel on the counter we are parallel to a window). I just try to make sure that she's angled towards the window!

What about you guys? What's your best tip for shooting indoors? 


3 comments:

  1. Great photos of your sweet girl!!!

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  2. Those pictures of her facing the window are great!!

    And you guys are still getting SNOW? We've had "warmer than normal" 80s. I feel bad for you guys!

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