Here are a few tips for beginners:
- Don't be afraid of using a flash. Instead, get comfortable with using a flash on/off camera and learn how to shape light within a given scene. Remember when incorporating a flash you need to keep in mind that you are making adjustments for 2 separate exposures within the same shot. The first for the ambient light and the second for the amount of light you want to output from your flash(es).
- After you've become comfortable using a flash, explore the basic types of lighting for portraiture. Paramount, loop, split, rembrandt, and profile. This will provide enough knowledge and experience to help you customize your own setup to illustrate your vision.
- Every lens has a sweet spot. Gain an understanding of the specific limitations and advantages of every lens you use. This will help you understand what type of lens you should use given environmental conditions, distance to subject, desired depth of field, and creative vision.
David Cuerpo, Jr. | Media Producer | Expedia Inc.
Cameras: 1Dx, 5Dmk3, 60D, Sony a7mk2, a7s
Lenses: 8-15 Fisheye, 16-35 f2.8, 17-55 f2.8 IS, 24-70 f2.8 v2, 17 TSE, 24 TSE, 50 f1.2, 85 f1.2, 90 TSE, 100 f2.8 IS, 70-200 f2.8 IS v2, 200 f2 IS, 300 f2.8 IS