1.  NOW WHAT DO I DO?

 

    Your subject is in front of you.  Some of the possible techniques  to consider using are: 

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Photo Experience

 

Technical

Now What ?

       

 

  

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    1)  Initial Capture:               

  Look high, look low, left , right, up, down, behind.

  Warm up.  Be Impulsive.  Insurance shots.

  Over expose / under expose.

     (Check exposure graph - top move graph right, change to +3 or +7.)

    2)  Big capture:               

  If scene warrants, drag out D810 and use meticulous technique.

    3)  Telephoto compression:      

  Capture the essence of a scene.

    4 Wide angle expansion:  

  Environmental shot especially with good cloud formations. 

    5)  Panorama:                 

  Consider this option if the scene lends itself to this format.

    6)  Bracket Exposure:  

             (check histogram)   

  Exposure bracket in difficult light situations.  Intentional under or over exposure. 

     (The "correct" exposure is not necessarily the "right" exposure.)

    7)  Extreme close-up:     

  (Use "Live View" when using telephoto zoom.)

    8)  Shallow DOF:       

  Make duplicate images at different focus points.

    9)  Extreme DOF:           

  Helicon Focus in post processing.
   10)  Very long exposure: 

  Smooth out rough water or clouds.  (For > 30 seconds, see slo-mo technique.)

      (For < 30 seconds, use bracketing with .6 ND filter.)

      (If windy or tripod unstable, shorten legs.)

      (Absolutely VR off and AF off - focus first with AF on.)

   11)  Extreme Back Lighting:

  Bracket on tripod - Photomatrix and or blending in Photoshop.

   12)  Elements of light:

  Mottled light / sun strategically located in image / fog & clouds

   13)  Alpine Glow:

  Shoot scenics 25 minutes after sunset.

   14)  Water:                       

  Rough, smooth, reflection, close-up details

   15)  Creative:                       

  Move body and down or sideways while shooting

  Zoom in or out while shooting. 

   16)  Start over:                  

  After shooting a subject, walk away, re-look at the scene, shoot it again.

    

     Other Considerations: 

 

 

 

     

       

    You've been seeing and shooting for years.  Trust your instinct. 

    There is a difference between "taking a picture" and "making a picture".

    Plan for luck. - If it happens, it happens, if it doesn't, it doesn't.

    Is it Boring?  WOW factor?  Different?  Make viewer think?

   No one cares about your photos but the world needs work that matters.

   People don't know what they want.  You have to show them what they want.

   

09/22/18