(See Part 1)
Hello lovelies! Today I am back with part two of my Photography tips, Lets Take Some Photo's! Today I am going to show you all about indoor and outdoor light, and the use of flash. Lets begin...
When taking indoor photos of a subject, it can be tricky to get enough light for the photo to work. Here are some tips I find very helpful to get enough natural lighting into the photo:
• Make sure you open any curtains, blinds or nearby doors to let as much light in as you can.
• If you put your subject facing towards a light source, like a window, it can make the photo look a lot more clearer, and the subject look more alive.
• Turn on any lights in the room to make it lighter. But note, sometimes in the evening when you photograph indoor subjects with a light on, the photo can appear a bit yellow, so it all depends on the time of day, and the weather.
• If your subject is facing a natural light source, like the window, make sure the light is facing on to them slightly, but not completely. Also make sure the light isn't coming directly behind the subject either, or your subject can appear very dark and have a lot of shadows on their face.
When taking photos of a subject outside, it can be difficult to know where to position them to get the right lighting. Here are some tips I find very helpful when photographing outside:
• Instead of photographing them right in the harsh direct sunlight (photo 1), put them in the shade, with the sun coming in sideways for a more effective photo (photo 2).
• When taking photos of a subject on the ground outside, if there is very harsh sun on them, maybe get someone to hold up something to block the sun, or stand so that there is a shadow over them for better lighting.
• Experiment with different positions around the sun for different looks and to see what works for you - you might even get a sun flare!
Flash vs no Flash
As you can see in the above photo, when you take a flash photo in the daylight, it can really wash out the photo and it doesn't look very nice. I like using flash at night time when it is dark, but in the daytime it is not a very good idea to take photos with the flash. Especially with blythe dolls, their shiny faces and hair reflect the light and they don't look very normal.
• I suggest instead of using the flash, open as many windows, curtains and doors nearby to let as much natural light in as possible, so that you get a better look and don't need to use the flash.
I hope I have helped you know a bit more about photographing with different lighting, I would love to see your amazing photos! Come back soon for Part 3, all about focus! xoxo, Emily
PS: Sorry there is no Fashion Friday this week, I have been sick for a few days now and have just been in my pj's! xoxo.