Sunday, October 3, 2010

365 Photo Project: Week Five

I don't remember fall ever being this busy, but this year we've had multiple events every.single.weekend. So while that's great because then I have opportunities to get lots of shots I normally wouldn't be able to capture, I also have lots of stuff to do before I can get to the places to take all those shots I normally wouldn't get to capture. {Are you still with me after that sentence? It's been a long ... couple of months!}

So this week, I did {again} neglect to take a real {non-iPhone} picture Monday, so I made up for it by snapping more pictures than usual the following day















And photog friends, can I ask you a question? How on EARTH do you get a natural looking shot when you are at a dark event like a wedding or in your living room trying to capture your boys watching the Bears game together {see day 36}? I always have to use the flash, and it never looks right. Help invited and coveted, please.


This post is part of Maegan's 365 Photographic Journey.

12 comments:

  1. That is an outstanding question, I look forward to reading answers. I tried taking a few shots of B today in the bright daylight, I was just trying to figure out where the shadows would land.

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  2. Hy,
    What I do is make sure my apeture is opened wide and my shutter a little slower than normal. You just have to make sure you keep the camera steady to make up for the slower shutter. You can also change the ISO to like 800 or higher, but you risk grain and noise in the photo. These links are helpful and easy to understand! I love the way Ree explains things...

    http://thepioneerwoman.com/photography/2009/06/tips-for-indoor-photos/

    http://thepioneerwoman.com/photography/category/basic-photography/what-the-heck/

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  3. I was going to help but it looks like Brooke took care of it! Great pictures this week, H! :)

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  4. Yup, I think Brooke covered it. You have to hold the camera super steady though. I have set my on a table and hit the shutter button to try to get a clear shot.

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  5. Listen to Brooke :)
    Lovely shots though!!

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  6. NapWarden dealt with that issue in her Chucky/Smokey project. Chicago is a dark place in the winter. She got spotlights :-)

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  7. Looks like you are enjoying the project. Great shots.

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  8. I'm SO glad you asked this question, I've been wondering the same thing. Off to check out the links that Brooke left.

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  9. Great shots despite the indoor stuff. I particularly like the sweet little one.

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  10. Yep, I sometimes still have the same problem, but take a couple of pictures with different ISO's and shutter speeds. That way, I usually get one that I like. sometimes the lights can make the picture colored wrong, so I use photoshop or one of the other programs to try and fix it.

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  11. I just love those fall photos! I was married in the fall, and my bouquet was made of red roses. :)

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  12. I love that last one! I usually get myself in front of a window or any light shining thru otherwise I'm clueless! I need to learn!

    Steph

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