Photography Basics for Modeling
Focusing DistanceThe further away your point of focus is to your camera the greater the depth of field will be. Instead of shooting close up, step back with your camera and increase your focal depth. Once your photograph is taken, download it and using your camera’s software, crop in and bring the subject forth.
Set Up...Shooting models up close creates problems. Depth of field is minimal caused by having to use a small aperture. This forces you to shoot at a slower shutter speed, so any movement in the camera will result in a blurry photo. Whether using a DSLR or a point and shoot, the use of a tripod is highly recommended, you do not need an expensive model, most cost around $50 to $100, about the cost of one model. If your camera has a self timer, use it. Depressing the camera’s shutter release button will always cause motion. Whether on or off the tripod, the use of a 3 to 5 second delay will increase the sharpness of the photograph.
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