shooting photos outside in open shade
I blogged about this little girl’s pics previously but only when referring to the color and contrast. This time I’m going to focus on composition and my manual camera settings.
These shots were taken outside in the full shade of a building wall. Full shade is the best! Especially for those who are still learning. It’s much more forgiving and easier to shoot in than sun and other tricky lighting situations. Look at the composition of this shot below. She fits into the rule of thirds here.
My manual camera settings for all three of these shots were actually the same:
ISO – 200 (morning, but in full shade)
aperture – 3.2
shutter speed – 1/800
In this picture below the little girl is front and center. It’s all about her and her sweet little smile.
Same location, but pulled back a bit so you can see all of her. She’s sportin’ just a bit of attitude and I love it. :)