April 24, 2007

What A Beauty

Did some senior pictures for K. She was a natural, every where I moved she made sure to re-pose, it was cute. I'm really excited about these and wish I had more seniors to do. I did this whole shot in manual which was kinda fun. I'm starting to get the hang of it!


Brooke said...

I'm way impressed by these pics and Clara's. I can't believe you are shooting these in manual. I read some things and watched this informative DVD and thought I understood....and well most of the pics I took came out blurry. I am lost I guess. I just don't get why I am not getting it yet. For Clara's pictures explain to me what you did for the whole background stuff and exactly where it is placed in your house (i.e. is it next to a window with a light on or no lights and is that a sheet and what is she sitting on?) I basically want all of the details, if you don't mind. What kind of camera do you have and what lenses? Let me know- Thanks!

Melissa Fullmer said...

Hey Brooke, Shooting in manual takes a lot of practice and I'm still learning, so don't get discouraged. I have a rebel xt and a 50mm 1.8 lens. The pictures of Clara are taken on top of my bed facing a really big window. I have her facing it. The background is a pink canvas I bought at a fabric store and she is sitting on a sheet of plexi glass I bought at Lowes. If you don't mind giving me your email address I'll forward you a little PDF file about manual that might help you make a little more sense of it. Also, a lot of my images are enhanced in photoshop so you probably shouldn't expect to get then to look that good sooc, i did cheat :) To help with blurriness, make sure your shutter speed doesn't go below 60, if it is still coming out dark, try upping your iso. Hope this helps, email me if you have anymore questions.... hello_mcfly@hotmail.com!