Portrait photography is divided into outdoor portraits and indoor portraits. Indoor portraits are favored by photographers because they are not subject to interference from the natural environment. Today, I brought you some easy-to-use shooting techniques for indoor portraits. I will tell you how to find a suitable shooting location in some very distinctive shops and how to use indoor light.
body aspect , I chose EOS R, which provides me with a very balanced and outstanding performance from image quality, focus to control. First of all, as a full-frame micro, EOS R has approximately 30.3 million effective pixels and is equipped with a DIGIC 8 image processor, bringing more delicate and high-quality images.
Based on the ability of full-pixel dual-core focusing, it can provide 0.05 seconds Fast focusing performance. At the same time, there are 5655 focus points, and each focus point supports phase focus, which can ensure that every natural moment of the person is accurately captured. Compared with the SLR, the volume is reduced and reduced, but it continues the professional handling and design of a full-frame SLR. At the same time, the addition of a touch flip screen makes it extremely convenient for portrait shooting.
For the lens, portrait shooting usually takes three focal lengths: 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm. I personally like to use 50mm, especially EF 50mm f /1.8 STM is a cost-effective lens that is often used. The 50mm focal length is also known as the photographer’s third eye. The world seen through the 50mm lens can truly restore the scene atmosphere at that time.
EF 50mm f/1.8 STM because of its extremely small size, with EOS R as a whole is very light, long-term shooting will not feel burdened. At the same time, it has a large aperture of F1.8, and the benefits of large aperture blur are not only to obtain shallow depth of field, it also allows us to increase the shutter speed in low light, making it easier to create portraits indoors.
Choose a large aperture
In the shooting process, usually the background and surrounding environment will inevitably appear in the screen, and the cluttered environment can easily affect the subject and beauty of the screen. You can use the F1.8 large aperture to blur the background and the surrounding messy environment to make the overall picture clean and transparent.
In addition, the characters and the environment behind them must have a certain sense of depth. , Instead of clinging to the background, such as a wall, this will make the picture look flat and fail to highlight the subject.
through a large aperture, in addition to bringing a soft and blurred background effect , We also borrow some props, such as flower branches, lamps, etc. as the foreground to enhance the atmosphere of the photo.
Adjust the white balance
Compared with outdoor subjects, indoor shooting is more susceptible to diversified light sources. For example, the lights in some cafes are warmer, and the overall photos taken are yellow . You can get the most accurate color definition by customizing the white balance. Specific operations: aim at a white object, let it fill the entire viewfinder frame, take a photo, and then set this photo as the white balance reference.
Of course, you can also manually adjust the color temperature to create a unique color atmosphere instead of pursuing true restoration.
When the subject is unfamiliar, the communication between the photographer and the model is particularly important. At this time, don’t shoot as soon as you come up, and command the other party at once. You can start by chatting to understand the other person, for example, which side of her face looks better, what kind of posture will be more natural, etc., and then gradually enter the shooting.
In addition, proper guidance is also essential, which will also Let the model perform properly, and the model will become more and more confident. For example, when shooting on a claw machine, I would say to the other party: “You don’t need to worry about me, just focus on playing!” You should also give the other party some positive compliments and encouragement, so that the other party can increase her self-confidence, so that her performance It’s more powerful and the shooting will be smoother.
The influence of light source
The combination of a bright background and a well-exposed foreground will have the intention of weakening the subject to a certain extent, but it will make the overall picture appear lighter and brighter.
and darker The combination of the background and the subject with normal exposure will highlight the face of the person with normal exposure. The darkened background will reduce people’s attention, highlight the subject, and make the picture more calm and warm.
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