Q&A and Try It
I’m excited to share TWiP Family’s first question and answer show. It will be a monthly feature of the show and one that I need your help with. I enlisted some friends in this first show to ask questions. For next month’s show, email me your family photography questions.
What makes a good background for group shot? What is the best way to get a big family portrait organized?
How do you balance documenting family life and experiencing moments with family?
How can I get consistent results in inconsistent conditions?
A big thanks to these guests.
If you have a question about photographing your family, email me – firstname.lastname@example.org.
You know when your kid is eyeing dinner suspiciously? You say, “Try it. How else are you going to know if you like it?” In this part of the show, I ask you to try something new when photographing your family.
To celebrate summer, I’m asking you to get your camera out when your kids are playing in or around water. Keep your camera dry, of course. At the same time, don’t let the mere presence of water keep you from getting some great summer photos of your family.
Beginner Assignment: Play Around Water
Take photos of your kids in and around water. Puddles, pools, rain, or the bathtub. If your kid is wet, get out the camera. Simple.
Advanced Assignment: Play with Shutter Speed
Part One: Slow Shutter Speed
These photos are taken with shutter speeds of 1/30, 1/80, 1/250, 1/500.
Part Two: Freeze water’s motion with a fast shutter or flash.
These photos are taken with shutter speeds of 1/2000, 1/1250 and a flash.
Share your work! (Do you remember your math teacher saying that?)
Post a photo in the comments for this episode. Let me know which assignment you did.
If you post by July 6, you could win a copy of an ebook from Rocky Nook. I will also feature the winning photos on the next Q&A and Try It episode.
Theme music by Sophia Sunseri and Rick Watling