Tuesday, July 12, 2011

PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

By Ian Howard

TIP NO.1

USING LEADING LINES AND D.O.F. TO CREATE A FOCAL VIEW POINT FOR THE VIEWER

Model: Sally; Photo by Ian Howard

The story behind the image: it was taken on the small bridge in Richmond Deer Park in Surrey. I wanted to create a strong focus on the model and add great depth to the shot. I used my Canon EF 75-300mm f4/5.6 USM MK3 Lens to create more D.O.F. in front of and behind the model and a little fill flash, to get the leading line. I rested the camera on the wooden rail of the bridge and shot along it focusing on Sally's left eye. My settings were F5.6 1/80 shutter and ISO100.

I am very happy with the result and you cannot help but be drawn to Sally's face because of the leading line and D.O.F. control... I took several shots without any trees in the background but was not totally happy with the depth then I took several more with trees in the backdground, and hey presto I had my depth with leading line image captured.

Ian Howard
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