For the next few weeks, Deb and I will be sharing general photography themes. I am going to add past tips I have written about for each one. Starting with “Close Up”.
The best tip I can give a new photographer is to get close and fill the frame. People will see an immediate improvement in their photographs using this advice.
Here are few ways to get close up:
1. Move closer by walking up to your subject.
2. Use a longer focal length.
3. Crop in post-production.
In my Close Up photo below, I used a long lens of 300mm to photograh the dancer in front of The Little Mermaid float in the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade at the Magic Kingdom to get in close and fill the frame. Don’t you just love the colorful costumes in this parade?
Close up of dancer in front of The Little Mermaid float in the Disney Festival of Fantasy parade.
Nikon D750/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 160, EV 0, 300mm focal length, fill flash.
Note the use of fill flash to add a little sparkle to her eyes.
Deb will be here tomorrow with her Close Up.