Kitty Photography! :)

January 1, 2011 at 8:42 PM Leave a comment

Hopefully this will make you smile. I know it makes me smile!

I took these photographs today while I was with my best friend at her horse barn, and most of the shots turned out HORRIBLE because the lighting in the barn was bad, but this kitty was a ham and found the spotlight. Even if the kitty didn’t stay there long… :/

Here are some low light photography tips! Take slow and gentle breaths, as opposed to holding your breath. For some reason whenever I hold my breath I only shake more. Breathe in deeply and exhale very slowly while you push the shutter button. Also, if you can manage to get away with it shoot at about a stop (or even two) higher than your widest aperture because it will be a much sharper image if you do. Try to find something to rest the camera on if you can’t find a high enough shutter speed, and your shutter speed should never be lower than the length of your lens. For example, if your lens is set at 50mm don’t go lower than 1/50 of a second; if it is 100mm don’t shoot slower than 1/100 of a second. Use the fastest shutter speed you can manage to use while still having good lighting, especially for moving subjects. If your subject is still, manual focus is better- it just is. If the light is exceptionally low your AF (autofocus) may not work well anyway, and even if you are a slow manual focuser you might get a quicker and cleaner focus manually.

Good luck with your photographs!

Happy Adventures,
Burkie

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