Darlaston Fun Day #photography
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You have to be quick to capture spontaneous reactions and expressions.
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