I am in love with summer light, I am drawn to sun flares and the warmth created by the sun.
There's a glow and happiness in summer photos that has captured my heart. I have received
a lot of emails asking how I am able to capture self portraits. I thought I would share a bit about
it, firstly I'm not an expert by any means. I am a completely self taught photographer and am
still learning myself everyday. One thing I love about taking the camera out when it's just me
or with my hubby is there are no expectations and zero pressure to create the perfect shot.
It also allows me to try new camera settings and post processing techniques. I use a wireless
remote that I purchased on Amazon by Vello, it's a freewave plus wireless remote with a 320 ft
wireless range and can be used in single shot mode or continuous shooting mode. I always have
it set in continuous mode. I use a Manfrotto tripod which can reach a height of at least seven feet.
You have to make sure to use a tripod that can handle the weight of your DSLR Camera.
I love this tripod, it's very easy to use and you are able to quickly adjust the height. I am going
to look for a low to the ground tripod for feet shots, right now I pop the camera off and basically
use books and boxes to capture the low to the ground shots. As far as subject positioning, I use
the the squares in the camera view finder. If it's just me I take a quick look through the lens and find
a spot in the field and know that's the area to stand in and basically pray it's in focus. But honestly
I like burry pictures, I've always thought imperfect photo's are somehow so perfect. When I'm out
with my hubby I position him, tell him move left, no move right!!! Then I run in, trying to make sure
the little remote is hidden. Because you have to be holding a remote it does limit the poses you can
do, but I find it way easier than using the self timer on the camera. So get out there with your camera
whether it's just you or with your husband or good friends, make memories to print and to share with
all the generations to come.