Our first portrait session is all about lens choices, apertures, shutter speeds and the different looks you can get from changing those around.
The first thing we will talk about our which lenses you should use in which situation and then experiment with focal lengths and apertures. This may sound complicated but it is something you do all the time anyway, it’s just a case of thinking about what we are doing applying it and seeing what the results are.
- So for instance if we use the lens at 20 mm where do we need to stand to get just a headshot?
- If we zoom to 200mm where do we need to stand to get the headshot now?
- What is the difference between the background at 20 mm and 200 mm?
- So if you wanted a full body shot what would you have to do with the lens you currently have on the camera, and what would be a better lens to use?
- What happens to your shutter speed if you use a narrow aperture (say f11) ?
If you understand about exposure, we will help you with manual exposure settings to make sure you always get the person looking right. If you are you then we will show you how to use aperture priority, which makes life a bit easier.
By the end of this session, you should have a better understanding of which lenses to choose and what basic settings to go to.