What guidance can you give us regarding releases? Both for people (for instance, if they are potentially identifiable) and locations (for instance, trademarked property, federal property)? I seem to recall this gets complicated. What if it’s a crowd such as demonstrators in DC? Assuming a release is required, as a practical matter do you obtain it during the shoot?
"I understand the different camera modes and have a decent grasp on exposure and how the three things work together to facilitate a properly exposed photograph. My question is do you shoot in one mode primarily (ie. Aperture Priority)? Do you normally shoot in Manual Mode? I know it would depend on the setting. You want to show the motion of the water (Shutter Priority), you want to isolate the flower from its background (Aperture Priority), etc. Should I just concentrate on the Shutter Priority and Aperture Priority Modes if there are not challenging lighting conditions? Should skip that and hone my Manual Mode skills? Just looking for your thoughts/advice."
I’ve been asked to be the photographer for a fundraising event where I volunteer and, of course, I said yes. I’ve been reading some articles since I’ve only done family gatherings but, gasp, on AUTO settings. I know, I know. You’re having trouble breathing at this confession. But, I don’t want to do that this time so I’m a bit, should I say, scared. The archbishop will be bestowing awards on volunteers. I want to do a good job. Do you have any suggestion? I would welcome as much input as possible. This indoor event will be 6:30 – 8:30.
The director who asked me knows that I’m an amateur so I think she’ll be alright with anything I produce but I’d like to give it my best shot, no pun intended.
I find that my difficulty in taking pictures isn't an issue of time, but rather feeling self conscious. I am an introvert and feel invasive if I take pictures of people. I also don't like calling attention to myself. For example, today I took my chunky clunky Nikon D5100 with me on the way to a friend's house. I live in a large city (São Paulo) but I never see people taking photos on the street (unless it is in the super touristy spots). I couldn't muster up the courage to take my camera out of my bag and start clicking away at the images that caught my attention. Any suggestions?
"Hi, I have heard a lot about hi-key or high key photography, but I have been unable to try it. I tried having 2 speed lights, on in front and another one behind the subject with a white background. Still unable to bring up that milky white background. What am I missing here?"
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