June 28, 2011

make it monday: DIY photography

Want great photos on the cheap? 
If you can't afford a professional photographer, give it a go yourself! 
Here are some examples of what you can do at home:


DIY Photography:
+Lighting is KEY - don't use your on-camera. Find a spot in your house that has great natural fill light. There are 2 spots in my house that work great - in front of the sliding glass door and in Millie's room. Make sure the light is always behind you.
+Pay attention to your focus. You usually want the eyes to be in focus, unless you have a reason for them not to be the main focus.
+You don't need a fantastic camera - I shot these on my little old Nikon D40. Just make sure that you have your camera set to shoot on the highest resolution available.
+Pay attention to detail. What's in the background? What's in the foreground? I used a plain old down comforter on the floor for these. There is a Boppy nursing pillow under the comforter in some of them.
+Keep it fun, try new angles, and be creative!


Kristi said...

Cas, these photos are fantastic. You're very good.

Jim Handy man said...

The blog is fantastic…keep up the good work…I really liked your work.
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