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Darlaston Fun Day #photography

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I photographed a fun day at Darlaston Conservative Club yesterday. I was shooting towards the sun for this photo and that’s never a good idea. It was cloudy, but the sun did come out quite often. It was quite a harsh light and not very flattering for photos. I decided on a warm filter and that worked well.

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I also decided to try to get wide aperture close ups if I could. You can see in this shot that the sun came out, but the filter has given me a nicer skin tone.

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The wide aperture puts the subject in sharp focus with a short depth of field and the background out of focus. Again you can see the effect of the warm filter in this picture.

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I don’t like people posing very much, unless they are completely happy with it and look relaxed. Generally speaking people look better in candid shots.

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I was using wide apertures and fast shutter speeds to capture the action, but on the face painting they tend to keep still anyway,  which give sharper images.

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You have to be quick to capture spontaneous reactions and expressions.

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