First, let me say I am blessed to have a covered front porch that faces north. This is FANTASIC for natural light shots. Living in Florida is another plus, well at least in the winter. We don't have to deal with the overcast, gray skies (ideas dealing with that HERE), but it does make it more difficult to shoot at sunset. Anyways, I digress.
- 9 ft. X 9 ft. piece of White Muslin fabric
- Quilt with white backing
- Nikon D90
- Nikon Remote (if you don't have one, click the link below and get one....NOW...seriously. If you want to be in photos with your family, without the headache, it will be $18 well spent. I PROMISE)
Here is my covered front porch.
I used thumb tacs to secure my muslin fabric. The fabric can be very wrinkly, but I've learned if you are photographing in natural light the wrinkles are much less noticeable.
I, then, placed the white side of the quilt on the ground with the muslin fabric on top. This made the background appear seamless.
I placed my camera and tripod about 9-10 feet from my porch. I positioned Sam and Bennett in the frame. Checked my settings and onto the porch I went.
Viola!! Use your remote to click away. I would go and check to make sure we were all in the frame and that the settings were correct after a few exposures, correcting as needed.
Sometimes, you get this
but most of the time...you'll get this
Ok, not most of the time.
It always helps when daddy is near by making him laugh/entertaining him.
Now, for a few you have not seen.