Monday, April 19, 2010

People Photography Week – Monday

This week will be devoted to people photography – by popular request on twitter. Wildlife photography was the second choice. Over at DPE, my friend Juan Pons is offering a week of wildlife photography tips. So you get the best of both worlds!

I took all the photographs for this week’s blog posts on a workshop in Venice, Italy organized by VSP Workshops.

Monday’s Tip: Create a sense of depth. Use the different elements in a scene to add a sense of depth and dimension in your photographs.

Want maximum depth-of-field? Use a wide-angle lens, set a small aperture (f/11 or f/16) and focus 1/3 into the scene.

Canon 1Ds Mark III
Lens: Canon 24-105mm IS.

For more tips on people pictures, see my book, Face to Face.

Explore the light - and people photography,


Ken Toney said...

Rick, love your book "Face to Face". I got it the day it came out! I am trying to get better at my "peaple " photography and you know it's harder to get good people shots than landscape, sports, etc. I have been practicing on my grandkids and I have a model lined up for my first "real" shoot. I have a studio but don't use it much as I like the outdoors a whole lot better. Thanks again..Ken

Tim @ Myfotoguy said...

I've had my eye on "Face to Face" for some time, it's on my wish list at Amazon. I'll have to stop waiting for family to gift it and place the order myself. I read "Exploring the Light" and loved it. Thanks for the tips! -Tim