When setting up your camera to shoot a simple portrait, you need to consider the environment that you are in. You want your camera to accurately capture the luminance and color of what it is pointed at. In this movie, author Levi Sim discusses things to consider when setting up your camera before you take a simple portrait.
- When we talk about camera settings,…we need to understand that our cameras…really only do three things.…The lens focuses on things,…the camera records the brightness of the situation,…and it also records the color coming into the lens.…And so, I want to consider…my creative intent…when I'm setting my camera settings.…So, I usually choose my aperture first,…which allows me to set the depth of field,…and then I choose the right shutter speed,…and that shutter speed needs to be fast enough…that I freeze the action,…fast enough to freeze either my personal movement…when I'm wiggling around in front of the camera,…or if my subject is moving…I need to have the right shutter speed…to freeze those movements.…
Then in order to have the right brightness,…I'll adjust the ISO.…So, if I've got the right shutter speed…but the picture is too dark,…I'll turn up the ISO to make the whole picture brighter.…When we talk about the colors the camera records,…we're talking about white balance,…and white balance is intended to help us…
- Finding a good spot to make a portrait
- Making great light for a portrait in practically any situation
- What camera settings to use for portraits
- What accessories make portraiture better
- How to talk to help people feel comfortable in a portrait