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?Read More
Sometimes ideas only make sense in my head, but confuse everyone else around me.
I was reminded of that when Jen asked me, out of what looked like pure frustration,
"What is Shutterbug Excursions, What is Shutterbug Life and What are the Photo Tours? What's the difference between all of them?"Read More
Tanya wants to upgrade her Canon T3i, so naturally she sought a range of opinions.
Some questions she asked to me, but it sounds like she also asked the camera snobs.Read More
The question is the same, but the answer has changed over the years.
When should you use Auto ISO?
When Darren asked me this question on our last photo tour, the answer I gave was very different than my standard answer when I started leading photo tours in 2009 - 2010.Read More
"Do you have any in-depth notes on macro photography?"
That's a great question from Ruth. Surely I have something prepared on macro photography, right? Wrong!
Ruth's question provides a great opportunity to discuss all the things you will need to know for successful macro photography. It's also great time for me, as I've been playing around with macro lately.Read More
"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."
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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.
Thanking you in advance.
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?Read More
"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?"Read More
In this episode of Ask Lyn, Jess struggles with a common problem — how do I get correct exposure when I'm indoors in a relatively dark space.Read More
Bob had a problem during his last shoot in Denver. He wanted to create a soft blurry picture of the rushing water on the Platte River. All he got instead was a camera message that his images were too bright. What did he do wrong? Check out this screencast for an analogy that might help explain what Bob needed to adjust.Read More
Earlier this month, I asked you to share your photography or gear related questions for an Ask Lyn webinar. Then I changed my mind and decided to record your answers in a podcast format.
I respond to the seven questions you see below, which are posted in their own words. I've included some of the resources I referenced during my response.Read More
“On my Nikon D7000, there is a button next to the viewfinder that reads AE-L and AF-L. I do not understand what they mean. I have a DVD that explains what to do with it but it is confusing since, I do not understand their function.
Could you explain?”Read More