- Know your camera. Read the manual, understand the program settings and memorize it the best you can. Photographers create the best images, not the camera.
- In full sun, look for complete shade. Not speckled shade that will leave patterns on faces, but full, solid shade.
- Don't be afraid to shoot into the sun.
- Don't be afraid of cloudy days either. What looks like a dreary day in person comes across as soft, even light in photographs. These are especially good for a portrait session.
- Vary your angles -- get high, get low, get close, and step back. Get the whole story. (Bonus: check out your macro settings for getting close. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised!)
Now remember, even if you aren't the winner of the free photo session, you can still take advantage of the half-priced Super Mini Sessions coming up on Saturday, March 29 at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The Super Mini includes a 20-minute mini-session, a gallery of 10 to 20 of the best images, and three digital downloads of your choice (with printing rights).
And now, for the winner of the photo session with Alison:
Comment #6, Leann!
Email Alison at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your session, and CONGRATULATIONS!