Let's take a group of photos with my sister in autumn and winter. In this issue, Beauty Photographer Bunny Rabbit Beauty Sauce shares with you the shooting techniques of autumn and winter retro portraits, using the warm afternoon sun to warm my sister.
I. Preparations for the Conception of Filming
Before shooting, the theme is the retro portrait in autumn, so the clothes and props are all matched with the retro literary model. The model's makeup also chooses the bright red color, and the props choose the old bicycle full of retro.
Scene selection: The scene was shot in the family area of Sichuan University, because Sichuan University has a long history and some of the houses in the family area are old houses. Although the background of this choice is a little messy, it is the most real life. Environmental portrait photography is supposed to integrate characters into the environment and become a complete story.
2. Shooting time and light utilization
Start shooting around 3:30 p.m., environmental portraits in sufficient light conditions aperture can be slightly retracted to increase depth of field, to prevent eye out of focus, but also to make the background more distinct, depicting the environment. If you shoot in strong light, the light is relatively large, it is easy to form strong shadows on your face, even if you use a reflector to supplement the light can not be remedied, you can shoot in the shade of non-direct sunlight or in the shade of the house. If you encounter a mottled tree shadow environment, you can use a diffuse reflector with a granular surface, the light is softer and more uniform. However, when the sun shines directly, the person's light feeling is not sure. He can choose a shaded place. At the same time, he should pay attention to avoiding the shadow projected by the sunlight through the branches, and there will be light spots on his face.
3. Advantages of skillfully using our own equipment and equipment
The camera I use is Pentax KR. When I shoot, I choose the appropriate customized image mode, and then adjust the contrast and saturation according to my color preferences. KR has a lot of customized image style, so for the later weaker fans can make good use of the advantage of KR. KR also has eleven-point focus and nine-point cross focus, which is a good function for portrait shooting. So every time I shoot, I turn on the focus switching function. This is very helpful for composition and facial focusing.
4. Effect of Halo-dyeing in Autumn with Reverse Film Mode
In order to capture the feeling of autumn retro wind and highlight the effect of warm ocean, we use the "inversion film" mode in KR to adjust the high contrast and saturation in advance, so that the straight out color of the photo is the feeling of warm yellow. In the afternoon, mottled old walls and bicycles complement each other in warm tones, using the "warm" mode to increase the warm yellow tones, and the younger sister is more beautiful in the sunshine.
5. Compensation for slow shutter defect by using anti-shake function in weak light
Although shooting in the daytime, the scene is selected in a residential area with a long history. When shooting in the dark shade and residential area, the anti-shaking system of the fuselage is used to compensate for the adverse effects of the jitter on the picture. It can be adjusted to the top four shutter speeds without flash.
6. Locking the Most Beautiful Look in Focus Switching
In order to highlight the look of my sister, I used a large aperture to shoot. It's very important to choose the focus quickly when taking portraits. I use the 11-point focusing center of Pender KR and 9-point cross focusing. This mode is more flexible than single-point focusing and automatic focusing. It's very helpful for composition and face focusing.
VII. On the Later Period
In the later stage, PS can be used to adjust the tone of the photo to a more film tone, and then to solve the uneven tone of the original picture. Because the light is very bright, but the model body is too dim, so that the picture appears dull, but also through PS even the entire picture tone, and add sunshine, so that the picture fresh and breathable.