On the third Tuesday of every month, I lead a free camera club at our church (Mt. Pleasant Church, Beaver County). We learn fun photography tips and occasionally shoot sessions at my homestead (35 acres, woods, trails and many great shooting locations). Anyone and everyone is welcome, let me know if you’d like to be added to our Facebook group for updates on events. firstname.lastname@example.org
Often times I create new presets when editing. For this session, I created a preset that slightly desaturates the image and adds split toning for a vintage look.
Shooting mode: aperture priority
Metering mode: evaluative/pattern
Focus points: single
Focus mode: one-shot
This photo was taken on September 15th at 6:34pm.
I choose ISO 1250 because they were moving and I wanted a fast enough shutter speed to freeze motion. Remember the general rule of thumb is that your minimum shutter speed should be 1/focal length. Because my focal length was 102mm, my shutter speed should be at least 1/102 seconds.
I am not afraid of using a high ISO, watch this video to learn more. I selected f/2.8 because I love shallow depth of field and they weren’t looking at the camera (which means I did not need two sets of eyes to be in focus).
Using a single focus point, I focused on Charlie’s (the baby) right eye. Below is the original and edited versions.
Behind the scenes at Camera Club!
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