This week's photographic super power is how to shoot people's portraits. When it comes to having their picture taken, people can be very self conscious and it requires building of trust to get them to relax and look natural. How to do that?
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Chris says the best way to scan your prints, is to scan the negatives, rather than the prints.
Today's Photo Super Power is how to shoot sharp images. Chris says that the higher the resolution camera you have, the easier it is to register the slightest movement due to camera shake. So you have to retain yourself to shoot better to get those sharper images.
1) During shooting, use a higher shutter speed.
2) Learn to focus well. Sometimes the camera will make a bad choice, so focusing manually can help, or use the focus point. If your camera has a touch screen, use it.
3) Depth of field. Shoot with a larger aperture.
Every week Chris mentions how a picture "tells a story." But how do you do that? That's the topic of this week's Photographic Super Powers. There are at least three ways to tell a story in your image. First, contrast. Contrast can give people something to think about as the image provides a comparison. Old vs. new, bright vs. dark, etc. Contrast draws your attention and makes an image really interesting.
Chris has found a great online photo editor called Polarr, which also has a Chrome browser plugin. It also can be used on any platform as a result. It's very close to Photoshop Elements in it's capability and it's very fast.
This week's photographic super power is how to shoot the sun. If you want the sunset in the picture, use an automatic option like aperture priority. The camera will do quite well. Don't worry so much about what the camera does, pay closer attention to your composition. Include something in the foreground as your subject.