We all just love taking photos, be it on our phones or our cameras, we are taking more photos than ever before. As much as we like to take photographs we also love to share them. Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, twitter, Snapchat; our social media time lines are bursting with photos of friends and family, fabulous views, meals we eat, cute animals, the list is endless. Some make you smile, others make you a tiny bit jealous and some make you want to drop everything and go on holiday that very day.
When you visit Lancashire in 2017 don’t forget to capture some of your favourite sights and experiences and then tag online using #Wherelifefeelsgood so we can share with the world just how much you are enjoying yourself. We asked Andrew Barton from Fat Badger Photography to give us some pointers on capturing the best photographs.
Shoot at night
Keep your camera as still as possible. Low light means your camera will select a longer shutter speed. Consider using a tripod or a nearby wall to support your camera in order to reduce blur in your shot.
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The key to good food photography is lighting. Try to place a light above the food in order to reduce the amount of shadows. You could use a piece of tracing paper to diffuse the light and make it softer on your subject.
Action shots in general mean that your subject is fast moving and as a photographer you’ll want to try and capture your subject as sharply as possible. If your camera allows, select a fast shutter speed such as 1/1000th of a second or more, which will help to stop the action. Some cameras have a ‘sport’ mode which will help. Up
Close with Nature
Always try and take the images from the same height as the subject. Getting eye-line perspective gives a sense of being immersed in the animal’s world.
Share you images using #wherelifefeelsgood
This article featured in the 2017 Lancashire Visitor Magazine. Read the magazine below or order a copy