Doing your first photo shoot as a photographer is terrifying. How do you get over this fear? You go out and take photos of your friends!! Not only will you have a ton of fun you will get some great pictures!
On Saturday my friend Thisaru and I went out to the Exchange District to shoot some photos for something to do. The Exchange was chose because it is full of color, brick walls and unique architecture that
serves for some really great backgrounds for your photos! It was cloudy outside which gave even lighting to the pictures.
My favorite picture of the outing has to be the one found below.
The background in the photo isn't too blurred out where you can't tell what is is but you are also focused mainly on Thisaru. It also follows the rule of thirds. Divide the picture into thirds and your subject should either be in the middle or on either side of each third.
Note: I am not at eye level with Thisaru, this gives the photo a more dynamic look to it.
Getting a smile from your subject might harder than you think. I usually use the technique of making a fool of myself to get a hardy grin. It's very important that you don't force a smile because if you do your photos will just look -------------------------> HAWKWARD (THIS IS BAD).
RECAP: What have we learned today? Do photo shoots with friends! Get used to using your camera and have lots of fun. Also experiment with angles, don't always shoot straight on eye level with your subject.
If you'd like to be my next subject or just want some awesome pictures taken contact me! I'm always looking to go out and shoot photos with anyone! Thanks for reading! Here are some of the other pictures from the same shoot: