BEACH SHOTS THIS AFTERNOON, NEED ADVICE ASAP!

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  1. RMThompson

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    Hey all!

    I know I am new here, but I am already asking for your advice!

    This afternoon I am shooting more with the model seen here:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rmthompson

    And I am wondering if you guys have any advice on shots, lighting, etc etc.

    I am working with a Canon A610, not exactly the best camera, but it's suited me well so far!

    So, throw some ideas at me for interesting shots, or lighting tricks, or suggested aperature/shutter speeds!?
     
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    You mean the little kid? Haha jk. I'm sure others would have better advice but I'd try to use the lowest F stop possible for a shallow depth of field with a spot / center weighted meter to expose her face as best as possible.

    Nothing great but... that's alls I got.
     
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    Hmm I didn't think about switching over to the spot meter, good idea! Thanks!

    I did figure on a 2.8, or as low as I can get with the proper shutter speed.

    The problem with the A610 I find is that the Screen is almost TOO bright, and makes underexposed shots looks OK... so I feel like I have to try to OVERexpose the shots to get a balance. I suppose that overexposure is easier to fix later anyway, but I think this time I will try to take the same shot in a variety of speeds.

    One thing is for sure... I am going to leave the ISO at 50 or 100, because this camera gets awfully "noisy" at 400... even when its fairly bright.
     
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    If your LCD is giving you bogus images and it's messing up your exposure maybe try a semi-automatic mode or just watch your histogram closely after you shoot. The histogram will tell you if the pic is correctly exposed or not.
     
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    Good idea, but the theme of what I was doing was throwing the histogram off, because I wanted a lot of blacks with light on her skin... plus it's a pain to go back and forth with the histogram on the A610!

    Thanks for the tip!
     
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    What about one of those reflector cards to bounce the light, or I've even seen one photographer holding up a screen door to lightly shadow the subject and the pictures turned out nice!! Depends on the look of the shot your going for.
     
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    I have a reflector board. (Actually a sun reflector from the car)...

    But alas, no one to hold it! LOL
     

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