Taking photos at home and away 在家和外出拍照 利用您在家的额外时间学习一些新的摄影技巧 - 或教孩子们！
Taking photos at home and away
Use your extra time at home to pick up some new photography skills – or teach the kids!
Family Matters by HWK
1 Oct 2020
Bored at home? Pick up some new photography skills so you are guaranteed Instagrammable family shots on your next holiday.
For most Aussies, international travel is still a distant reality – border closures and a lack of flights are making any kind of travel trickier at the moment. But this is an opportunity to practice your photography skills so that the next time you hit the road or jump on a plane, your holiday snaps are as ‘grammable as possible. And for kids, this is a great chance to learn something new – and for you to offload the photography duties to a willing assistant!
Rule of thirds
There aren’t any hard and fast rules in photography, but if there’s one to get you started it’s this. Divide your frame into a threeby-three grid, and then try and position important parts of the photo – the subject, the horizon and anything else you really want the viewer to see – on the lines of the grid. Many cameras have an option to superimpose this grid on the frame, making setting your photos up super easy.
Fill the frame
One mistake that beginning photographers – adults and kids alike – often make is leaving too much space around the subject. An easy way to get around this is to get up as close as you can to your subject and literally fill the frame with it. Kids in particular can be hesitant to get too close, so really encourage them to walk right up to whatever they’re photographing.
If you and your child have already spent some time using a camera – whether it be a pointand-shoot or a more complex DSLR – take some more control over your settings. If you do have a DSLR, start by playing around with shutter priority mode: this allows you to control how long the camera shutter stays open. Long
shutter speeds can yield some great artistic effects, including wispy waterfalls and streaky night skies. Smaller cameras without these modes will often have ‘sport’ and ‘night’ modes that give you some more control. Normally your user manual will have information on what these modes do.
Change your point of view
Most beginner photos are taken at eye level. While obviously this is the easiest way to take photos, getting up high or down low often makes your shots more unique. Kids will love doing this, and you might want to set them a challenge to see how many different perspectives of the same subject they can capture. Send them out into the garden to climb a tree and take some photos, or to get down low and see the world the way a dog or cat might.
Learn to ‘see’
This one’s a little more abstract. Photography is an analytical art form, meaning that you need to make conscious decisions about what to include in the frame. Learning how to make these decisions better is the best way to improve at photography. When you go for a walk with the kids get them to look for patterns. Ask them how they would photograph a unique flower or a particular view. By actually saying these things out loud and explaining exactly why we make these decisions, we’re able to improve our photographic seeing.
在家和外出拍照 利用您在家的额外时间学习一些新的摄影技巧 - 或教孩子们！
无聊在家？学习一些新的摄影技巧，这样您就可以保证在下一个假期中可以拍摄Instagram上的家庭照片。 对于大多数澳大利亚人来说，国际旅行仍然是一个遥远的现实 - 边境关闭和缺乏航班使任何类型的旅行目前变得更加棘手。但这是一个练习摄影技巧的机会，这样下次你上路或跳上飞机时，你的假期快照都是尽可能"克制的"。对于孩子们来说，这是一个学习新东西的好机会 - 并且您可以把摄影职责交给一个愿意的助手！ 三分法则 摄影中没有任何硬性规定，但如果有一个可以让你入门，那就是这个。将框架分成三比三的网格，然后尝试将照片的重要部分-主题，地平线以及您真正希望观看者看到的任何其他内容-放置在网格的线条上。许多相机都可以选择将此网格叠加在框架上，从而使设置照片变得非常容易。 填充框架 新手摄影师（无论是成年人还是孩子）经常犯的一个错误是在拍摄对象周围留出太多空间。解决这个问题的一种简单方法是尽可能靠近你的拍摄对象，并用它填满框架。特别是孩子们可能会犹豫是否要离得太近，所以真的鼓励他们走到他们正在拍摄的任何东西上。