Every since sharing my Project 365 photos, I get questions on how I capture certain ones. I thought it would be fun to do some posts describing how I capture a particular photo. Short, sweet, and to the point. So keep an eye on my Project 365. Let me know if there are any other photos you would like to know about the behind the scenes.
We can’t help but want to capture our sweet sleeping children. Sometimes, it is the only time they are still enough to capture.
Behind the Scenes:
1. Turn off your flash
2. Find a light source.
If possible, crack the door to allow the light from the hall to illuminate them. I am not lucky enough have a room where the light hits the beds. So I found another source, a flashlight. You could also use your iPhone.
3. Shine the flashlight to land around your child. Do not shine it on their face.
I pointed the flashlight to land on her sheets by her pillow
4. Crank up your ISO.
Way, way, way up. Max that sucker out.
5. Slow down your shutter speed.
If possible set up a tripod, I didn’t have room for one so I steadied myself and lowed my shutter speed to a point where I thought I could still keep my camera still.
6. Shoot wide open.
Open up that aperture to let in more light. You don’t have to shoot completely wide open, but remember the lower the number the more light it brings in.
7. Click the shutter.
Settings: ISO 6400 | ss 1/100 | f/2.2 | 35mm 1.4 lens