Finally the great day arrived! Everything is ready for the show, camera in the purse, camcorders, tickets and finally you accomplished your biggest dream: to meet the Scorpions. And them you look the pictures that you took of this unique moment: what a disaster!! In your picture with Klaus, it had shadow in his face, hiding it. In the photo with Matthias it had so much light that is hard to see that he had a nose. Your photo with Rudolf is completly without focus, and with James and Pawel the photo it is so decentralized that it seems they are falling from the photo, complete disequilibrium in the image. Nobody deserves it!
Well, I would enter in panic if something like that happened with me, and to prevent that this occurs, there is some basic tips to guarantee a good picture with our golden boys.
The sun is shining, the day is beautiful, and you are going to take a photo with Klaus, so you don't need to turn on the flash, right? WRONG! To know if you need turn off or turn on the flash, you need to analyze the situation, What position the sun is? In your front, behind you or accurately above of you? If the sun is behind you, it exists great possibilities of you and yours beloved Klaus to leave completely dark in the photo. In that case, if your camera is a common digital or analogical camera, just turn on the flash, it will take the shadows off and will make that the figure in focus (you and Klaus for example) and the background will be in complete harmony. If you will be using one professional camera or some other camera that allows manual control make sure that the obturator catches the conditions of light of the background and not of the object in focus (you and Klaus in this case), and them turn on the flash. If you cach the conditions of light of the object in focus, the object probably will be well illuminated but the background will be total blown up of light. If the sun is not behind you, great, but you still could needs to turn on the flash, if somebody in the photo be using a hat or a cap, make shure that this is not generating shadows in their faces, mainly if the sun be in the top, and yes, use the flash, always make shure if there is shadows in excess to know if you need or not need to use the flash.
Lets put the photo in focus, for a perfect balance, lets photograph Rudolf accurately in the middle of the photo, right? WRONG! A balance picture the most of time is not in the middle, although static, the image needs to be dynamic (if you have interest read bout Gestalt) a minimum displacement of the image if makes necessary to generate a good balance and dynamics in the look of those who observes the photography. Certifyd that it does not have a "sky" in excess in the photography, the majority of the people has the trend to place the head of the person photographed accurately in the line of the horizon, being generated an enormous disequilibrium in the image. Make sure that the camera is making focus in Rudolf, not in background!
But, don't forget, all the rules have an exception. You need to be able to see and realize the moment of the photo to make your choice.http://farm1.static.flickr.com/99/31237 ... 0e44_o.jpg
in this photo, for example, Klaus is completely in the middle of the photo, but the dynamic equilibrium is on his arms and in the light point behind him.
Great photo, good framing in first planehttp://www.the-scorpions.com/coppermine ... 7_1429.jpg
Wonderful pic framing in general planehttp://www.the-scorpions.com/coppermine ... 7_1454.jpg
There's a not so good framing of two people (this is I wanted mean about people "falling" from the photo and the heads in the line of horizon, a "sky" in excess, and they are exatly in the middle of the photo, if you look you can realize that it's not good, better another framing)http://www.the-scorpions.com/coppermine ... p;pos=-473
There is a GREAT framing of two people:http://www.the-scorpions.com/coppermine ... o_1999.JPG