I believe many people have also visited the Hong Kong Railway Museum in Tai Po to take pictures for children. Although there is not a big place, the tracks and trains in the museum are really a good place to shoot. So what should we pay attention to when we take a view and compose a picture? Let me share my experience in child photography.
When shooting the track, we can adopt the straight-inverted composition to average the track in order to highlight the line of the track. In addition, the focus is to make the lens horizontal or lower with the eyes of children (that is, do not shoot standing), which can make the photo more three-dimensional, so that the picture has prospects and future.
In addition, although we like shallow depth-of-field photographs with large apertures, sometimes we can't always be big apertures and big faces. Otherwise, the whole picture is the same. If the background is too foggy, people will not know where you have been after seeing the photos. So, if you want to take a full-body picture, unless you want a shallow effect, my aperture will not be larger than f/2.8. (For reference only, depending on the environment. )
In addition to taking a full-body view, we can also use a large aperture to highlight some local features, objects or actions to increase the flavor of the whole picture. The other one is on the left side of the museum. There are fewer people because there are no trains there. Can try to shoot children playing on the railroad, and try to highlight the lines of the tracks.
In the train, we can use the wide-angle focal length (about 24mm for example), try to absorb more lines and old equipment in the carriage. Because of the dim light in the carriage, it is necessary to improve the ISO as much as possible in order to reduce the use of flash. Because I think that if the flash is not used properly, the taste of the photo will be greatly reduced. (Except for advanced flash users, of course.) There are many other places that are beautiful and easy to compose, but when I get here, I'm already clamoring for ice cream............................................................ So, we have to wait until the next time. .