Friday, December 18, 2009
Sometimes the light is so low that even at a high
ISO of 1600, you can't get enough light to get a steady
shot with your long lens. So just use the opportunity
to shoot at low shutter speeds to get motion blur.
It was quite dim in the Orpheum so I thought, why not
show the motion of the musicians and instruments?
Take lots of shots. Many don't work.
Sometimes the light is so low that even a high ISO of 1600 will not give you a fast enough
shutter speed to freeze the action or get a sharp shot. So just go with the low light
and shoot at a slow speed like 1/4 second. Keep shooting lots as you probably won't
like more than a few. Once in a while you get some good ones.
Friday, December 11, 2009
It is a good practice to find a series of photos, something that
will get you out shooting more than once or twice.
I like to shoot the public art that is part of the Vancouver
Biennale. There are lots of locations and types of art
and it will take a while to wait for the good weather, but
it's good to have an ongoing project. You could shoot the
tree in your back yard in all seasons. That could be a project
for several years.