17 of my top tips and tricks to help you get started as an event photographer! All part of my 40 minute and nearly 4k word Event Photography GuideRead More
Anscomark M Film Camera
The Anscomark M is the sturdiest camera I have ever held. "Built like a tank," is one of the most overused expressions when it comes to cameras, but it really does apply here; We are talking WWI era tank to be clear ;) This camera is feature-full from built in selenium light meter, threaded cable release hidden below the shutter button, to it's interchangeable lenses. Unfortunately it can be very hard to find lenses for this camera if you can even find the camera at all. I am looking forward to shooting with this camera and I'm very excited to share my results with you all!
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Part Two of How to Use an External Camera Flash
In this video I focus on how to properly use modifiers and bounce your flash for more pleasing results.
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Advanced Event Photography Tips You've Never Heard
Pre-select your focal point
Rather than waiting for the viewfinder to reach your eye, consider where the point of focus will be and use your camera’s focus point controller to set it. Keep in mind, this will require you to develop the vision required to conceive your composition prior to seeing what you will see in you viewfinder. With practice this becomes intuitive. You will find yourself automatically adjusting your focus point.
Shoot with both eyes
While one eye frames your shot, use your other eye to monitor the action.
Doing so improves your timing as you’re no longer viewing what’s in front of you through the tunnel of your viewfinder. Additionally you are able to monitor the space for other potential images.
Read the room
Follow the energy. This is not hocus pocus. Do not overthink it. Follow the energy for more interesting candids.
Have you learned to follow the energy? Good. Now it's time to predict a smile.
watch the eyes and anticipate the pause
Time your shot ahead of the peak of action
Your motor skills has a delay. Your camera has a delay from the moment you press the shutter button and the moment it makes an image, albeit small. Experiment with timing your image just before the peak of action to counteract that delay.