This week we're going to be tackling tripod shooting. I've been asked a few times about whether I use a tripod and how often I use it. I probably use a tripod to do blog related photo shoots 40% of the time. I tend to use a tripod most often when I want to ensure I get the best lighting. Using a tripod allows me to use a lower shutter speed, without getting any ghosting or blurry images. I also use a tripod when I need to take photos that I'm supposed to be in, but Tyler's at work. "Selfie" style tripod shoots are the most challenging for me and require a lot of patience. I have to be extremely intentional when doing these kind of shoots because I have to be the photographer and model all in one. I've done many "selfie" style tripod shoots but only come away with a handful of images that I use.
SHOOTING DETAILSCamera : Nikon D300s
Lens: 35 mm
F-Stop : 2.8
Shutter Speed : 1/160
ISO : 320
CHALLENGE FOUR : LINK-UP APRIL 15TH
"SELFIE" TRIPOD SHOOTINGThis week's challenges is to take "selfie" style tripod photos. This challenge is meant to get you behind and in front of the camera. For this challenge, you'll use everything you've learned in the previous challenges and bring them together to take your own photos. When planning your tripod photos think about what story you want your photos to tell. Think about what you really want to capture in your photos. For my photos I really wanted to focus on my hands and I wanted to tell a story of comfort and love.
Now we're on to this week's LENS REVOLUTION SHOWCASE, and I can't wait to see what you all came up with for this week's LIGHTING challenge. This is an opportunity to share you work with other and find encouragement along the way. Stop by and check out others work and learn from them as well. The great thing about community is that we all have something different to offer.
Have any photography questions? Send them my way. xo. Samantha