Thinking Before Shooting the Camera

Quote of AWESOMENESS“Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.” – Plato

 

As you hold your camera to take a shot of your subject, there are a few key things to think about beforehand, such as:

||||Is the camera set up correctly for the shooting situation?

  • ISO
  • CAMERA MODE:
    • P
    • TV
    • AV
    • M
  • WHITE BALANCE
  • PICTURE STYLE
  • IMAGE QUALITY (SIZE) – RESOLUTION



 

||||How is the positioning of the center of interest (a.k.a the subject)?

  • The subject should fall on one intersection at least
  • At most, the subject should fall on three intersections



 

||||How is the background?

  • Are there any unintended artifacts?:
    • trees, poles, etc.



 

||||What style of lighting would work?

  • Front lighting?
  • Back lighting?
  • Side lighting?



 

||||What would be the best angle?

  • High?
  • Eye level?
  • Low?



 

||||What style of lighting would work?

  • Check the lighting that would help in improving composition
  • Check the shadow areas that would help in improving composition



 

Yours truly,

L.O.A.S.H


© Elizabeth Anne Villoria

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