Hello my fellow photo enthusiasts!
I am still going strong on my switch to Manual mode. Feel free to read my previous post about it!
This week I've decided to share with y'all how I shoot my nieces/nephew, and how I get great photos of pets.
Let me start by saying that if you want to photograph children indoors in low light, GOOD LUCK. Just remember that you can raise your ISO up to about 1600 without a considerable amount of grain. Your photos will be grainy at 3200 ISO for sure. When it comes to shooting kids, I prefer faster shutter speed. If that means my photos will be grainy, so be it. I want to be able to capture them as they are moving.
All photos are shot with the Nikon D3200 DSLR, Nikkor 18-55mm VR lens, and the Nikkor 50mm/1.8G lens.
Here are some photos of my nieces Allie and Hadley on Easter Sunday:
Now for the pets. First, my 10-year-old cockapoo Lilly:
And here are some photos of my cousin Sara's Australian Shepherd, Lia:
In conclusion, if you are looking to take great pictures of your kids and pets, I recommend that you invest in a lens with a wider aperture, like the 50mm 1.8. If you only have your kit lens, make it work. Crank up the ISO indoors and speed up the shutter. Keep the ISO around 200 outdoors, shutter speed at least 1/125, and aperture between f/1.8 and f/3.5. As always, play around with the settings. I had set up my camera for some pictures, but it ended up being way overexposed. Finally, just keep snapping! Keep your camera on Continuous mode and click away. You'll be amazed at what photos you end up with:
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