|I am NOT a portrait photographer. In fact I prefer to shoot inanimate objects. They don't move or talk back to me. But to save $$$ on the old wedding budget, we decide to take my son's engagement pictures ourselves. |
|Mananass Stone House|
The first thing to consider when take portraits is LOCATION. I drive past this stone house everyday on the way to the gym. The battlefields have great scenery. They are plain, but interesting in textures and views.
Next, shoot in the morning or evening if possible. We weren't able to do that so we used the full shade of the house to get a better light.
Focus on the EYES! If you have a Portrait setting give it a try. I use my portrait mode and sport mode. I like the continuous shooting ability so I don't miss a shot!
Try different angles and positions. I had a couple of great subjects! They came up with all ideas for the pictures. I like the more candid shots vs the "staged" pictures.
|The Annanie moto, "Have fun"!!!!|
Matthew was saying,
"Walk cute my mom is taking our picture." LOL
|Love the hands!|
This last one I took with my Iphone and filtered with Instagram. Its one of my favorites.
Lastly, take bunches of pictures. I took 200 pictures and they picked out about 25. You can use engagment pictures for slide shows, labels for wedding decorations, save the date cards and scrapbook memories!Pin It