Every Friday I send an email to all my keen followers with free weekly tips, sharing a photo that I’ve taken and asking them to recreate the images for themselves.
And, to make it a little easier for myself to choose, I create a monthly ‘theme’.
This month’s photography theme is Summer Fun!
I dug through the archives to find one that many people struggle with, and that is shooting at the beach during the daytime.
But before we get on to that, I just wanted to share a message I received from one of my Bootcampers. I love, just love getting emails like this :)
Clare, I just wanted to share how much I have been enjoying Beginner Bootcamp thus far! I was a little skeptical of an online class and how much I would actually learn, but I had a friend who did the first round in December and since her reviews were raving I decided to give it a try – she couldn’t be more right! In the first week of Bootcamp I felt like my understanding of the camera and how it worked expanded ten-fold. Now I absolutely love shooting in Manual and love the control I have over my photos. I am trying to practice, practice, practice, and feel great about my increased confidence with how to manipulate the settings for what I need. Thank you so much!! I look forward to the rest of class and much more practicing! Karyn, Boston USA
Want to learn how to take fabulous photos of your kids using manual?
As part of the Bootcamp, you also get access to our exclusive Facebook Group where you can share your images and get feedback from these weekly tutorials and photography theme too!
A lot of people have asked me what camera or lens should they buy –> if you haven’t already, go and check out this free video training here, where you can get all the answers!
In the meantime enjoy this week’s class, with this month’s photography theme of Summer Fun!
Lens: 50mm f/1.2 USM
Shutter speed: 1/4000 sec
Lighting: hot sunny afternoon outside
Time of day: 3pm
Where was I: this was a tricky one as it was really hot and bright and, if I got the boys to look at me, the sun would have been on their face. Notice I used a higher f/4 because I wanted more colour and less blown out white skies. Also notice that, despite it being a busy beach with lots of people, I positioned myself around the boys to make it look like they had the beach to themselves…. in effect, I ‘decluttered’ the background by moving myself strategically.
Try It Yourself
WEEKEND TASK: give this one a try! share your trials and issues with me to help you get better! don’t have a beach? use any sort of water you have available, it’s going to be a hot one in Sydney!
DON’T FORGET: if you have attended a workshop or Beginner Bootcamp, post your images to our private Facebook group and I will give you help and any feedback :) The only way to improve your photos is to practice, practice, practice!
By participating in the group, you are committing to getting better – and it is much easier to learn in quick weekly bites than big chunks!
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