Today I held my first ever Facebook Live event where I did a little Q&A. If you joined in and watched, thank you!
Watch the video recording where I answered seven questions that came in from you, the Digital Photo Mentor readers. If I didn't get to your question, don't despair! I hope to be doing one of these every two weeks so I can answer a few each time and will get to yours soon.
During the live event, I mentioned a few articles so, as promised, here are some links to the things I mentioned.
- For more information on bracketing and how to use it read Guide to Using Merge to HDR in Lightroom Effectively.
- In regards to doing portraits in the bright sun, read: Top 14 People Photography Mistakes to Avoid or check out my online course, Portrait Fundamentals.
- In answer to learning about exposure for beginners here are a few articles that might help:
- Avoid These 9 Beginner Photography Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Images
- How to Overcome Your Fear of High ISO and Take Sharper Photos
- Using Shutter Speed to Freeze or Blur Motion
- How to use Depth of Field
- You may also want to check out my beginner course, 4 Weeks to Better Photography
- Sorry, Sally, I don't have an article on making a white background but this might help: Why is the snow gray in my winter photos?
- Actually, I do have this article, which shows glassware on a white background. The principal is the same. But if you're doing a portrait you need to also have a light on the subject.
- For bird photography settings (or anything where the subject is moving) check out these on how to get sharper images: 6 Tips for Finding Focus and Getting Sharp Images and Which Camera Settings to Use for Sharper Images?
Finally, if you are a beginner and want to really make progress, I recommend this exercise. Using your camera every day will help you advance faster than almost anything else. You'll be able to adjust the settings without taking the camera away from your eye or going into the menu system. Once you have mastered all the buttons on your camera (one at a time) you can work on learning about light, composition, and all the aesthetic aspects of photography.
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Watch for another Facebook live Q&A event on the Digital Photo Mentor page in about 2 weeks (July 18th tentatively)!