Ep 168: How to shoot higher quality images in less time with fewer frames and less gear.

Many photographers need to capture a moment when they are under pressure and have limited time. If you still want to produce quality images in any situation – without having to log around a tonne of gear, this episode is for you.

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Show notes

In this episode:

  • How many lights do you really need to take a great shot?
  • How can you speed up a photo session?
  • Planning is essential
  • Have a firm idea of how you want your photo to look
  • Pre test your lighting and be shoot ready before your model steps onto the set
  • Know your gear inside and out
  • Learn about lighting and how to manipulate it
  • Know what is possible in post production.
  • Shoot the same or similar lighting and study your images to look for ways to improve the shot.
  • Time yourself
  • Put yourself under pressure
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Expose for the highlights and bring back the shadow detail in postproduction

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Know your camera settings and being in the right position

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Expose for the highlights and bring back the shadow detail in postproduction

Above: Image by Gina Milicia
Above: Image by Gina Milicia
Above: Image by Gina Milicia
Above: Image by Gina Milicia

 

Plan your image in advance and know where you want your model to be.

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Look for the human element to add life to the image

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Use exposure to create the mood you want in your image

Above: Image by Gina Milicia
Above: Image by Gina Milicia
Above: Image by Gina Milicia
Above: Image by Gina Milicia
Above: Image by Gina Milicia
Above: Image by Gina Milicia

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