Become a better photographer

7 years 4 months ago #427303 by dragosticu

[email protected] wrote: I have a Canon 5D Mark 111, been taking pictures for about one year. So, I still have a lot to learn.

I recently bought a new lens, Canon prime 85mm F1.2 to take pictures of our new grandchild. When I try to focus on more than

one subject, like 3 people. I can't get everyone in focus. Can anyone help me with this issue? Regards, Bryan


Hello!

Use F > 7.1 and step back to get everybody in picture - at least 2/3 from the body.

Dragos


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7 years 2 months ago #437154 by epicphotography
Hey everyone, 
I actually just finished writing an article about the 5 most important tips you need to know and implement before shooting your first wedding. 
Here is one of the points:

Before we get started, you need to know that being an awesome wedding photographer is NOT all about photography!Having good photography skills is only about 30% of what it takes to being an awesome wedding photographer! 
The other 70% includes:
  • Being happy, friendly and having the ability to build rapport with anyone and become everyones best friend.
  • Being an awesome problem solver when things go wrong, ie, car breaks down, camera breaks, mother in law faints, etc etc, and yes, these have all happened to me!
  • Being able to think quickly on your feet, make big decisions and convince everyone it is the right thing to do.
  • Being bold, get people to listen to you but never be rude. Crowd control 
  • Being an entertainer, have fun with the bridal party, crack jokes, play games, give the bride and groom the best possible experience so they enjoy having their photos taken.
  • and lots more…
I wrote an article on  A day in the life of a wedding photographer , I suggest you read it to give you a really good idea, step by step, total overview of what it’s like to actually be the photographer on the day.


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7 years 2 months ago #437157 by Meskill

epicphotography wrote: Hey everyone, 
I actually just finished writing an article about the 5 most important tips you need to know and implement before shooting your first wedding. 
Here is one of the points:

Before we get started, you need to know that being an awesome wedding photographer is NOT all about photography!Having good photography skills is only about 30% of what it takes to being an awesome wedding photographer! 
The other 70% includes:

  • Being happy, friendly and having the ability to build rapport with anyone and become everyones best friend.
  • Being an awesome problem solver when things go wrong, ie, car breaks down, camera breaks, mother in law faints, etc etc, and yes, these have all happened to me!
  • Being able to think quickly on your feet, make big decisions and convince everyone it is the right thing to do.
  • Being bold, get people to listen to you but never be rude. Crowd control 
  • Being an entertainer, have fun with the bridal party, crack jokes, play games, give the bride and groom the best possible experience so they enjoy having their photos taken.
  • and lots more…
I wrote an article on  A day in the life of a wedding photographer , I suggest you read it to give you a really good idea, step by step, total overview of what it’s like to actually be the photographer on the day.



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7 years 1 month ago #439938 by phototrims
" Go outside & shoot photos rather than spending hours a day on photography forums "


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7 years 1 month ago #440011 by Baydream

phototrims wrote: " Go outside & shoot photos rather than spending hours a day on photography forums "



Don't be such a negative ninnie. The weather may not be great where people are and they may not have an opportunity to be out. Reading forums are educational.

Shoot, learn and share. It will make you a better photographer.
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7 years 1 month ago - 7 years 1 month ago #441968 by GreenMary
Find out more about back button focus, it can really help. 


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5 years 6 months ago #508152 by Gert1985
Camera lens should be clean.


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4 years 3 months ago #575310 by selena18
I would like to give some tips like

1. Don’t worry about acquiring expensive gear; focus on the learning first.2. Shoot during the Golden Hour3. Photograph in every possible lighting situation4. Experiment with new techniques


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4 years 2 months ago #579856 by selena18
Photography field is constantly evolving and there are lot of new tips and techniques to learn. So, need to study sometimes to take ourselves to the next level of photography. We need to look our previous work so that we can notice the difference between past and presents ideas, habits and technical facts.


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3 years 11 months ago #592669 by Higbee
I think It doesn’t take a lot of money or equipment to take great photos; although it can help. Phones have some pretty advanced cameras these days and the growth of the cell phone photography genre fueled a wide range of relatively low-cost aftermarket accessories to expand on what a phone camera can do.


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3 years 11 months ago #596048 by prashant mahto
suggest me best DSLR camera for beginner 


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3 years 11 months ago #596201 by KCook

prashant mahto wrote: suggest me best DSLR camera for beginner 

Link for another thread that wanders down that path -

Best dslr camera for beginners?

Kelly

Canon 50D, Olympus PL2
kellycook.zenfolio.com/

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3 years 11 months ago #596221 by Nikon Shooter
I don't think that to improve one needs to shoot, shoot, and
shoot some more… repeating the same mistake most of the
time. I rather tell my students to understand better… then it
becomes much easier! ;)

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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2 years 9 months ago #659579 by ebyelyakov
It is not the camera that produces the image, it is YOU.
Shoot RAW, and master post processing since the image you see in your brain is not what your camera sees.


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2 years 6 months ago #668944 by clippingphotoexperts
Powerful Tips To Become A Better Photographer
1. Don’t worry about acquiring expensive gear; focus on the learning first.
2. Shoot during the Golden Hour
3. Use ugly things as subjects
4. Deliberately limit yourself
5. Take an art class
6. Use a traditional film camera
7. Study the work of other photographers
8. Move your own positions as you shoot
9. Experiment with new techniques
10. Don’t be quick to delete photos you may not like right now


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