Last April (yes we're talking April 2008) I did an interview with Jessica Steir, the brilliant mind behind the photography website known as Momshots.com
. (Jessica is also a guest speaker at Photo Camp Utah
so if taking better pictures of your kids is your goal, be sure to check out her class!) This is a website that helps mothers and other aspiring photographers learn how to take better pictures. Specifically of kids but in general as well. We met at Borders and talked about photography for over an hour. It was so fun and Jessica asked me some really great questions. She brought her recorder to tape the conversation and then took the time to edit it into a 30 minute podcast. She posted this on her wedsite back in December and I meant to put this out there long ago but sometimes life (and I admit, nerves) get in the way.
I get a lot of emails from people who want to know general photography related questions. I'm more than happy to answer them but I thought that if I also gave you this link, you could listen to it if you have the interest and 30 minutes to spare. I dont know, maybe you'll learn something you didnt know before? I'm not making any promises though. :) Also, just remember, this intereview was taped nearly a year ago. I have learned A LOT since this time and not everything I say in this conversation is absolute truth. Please forgive my ignorance and just take from it whatever is helpful.
to listen to our conversation. :) Enjoy!
A couple of updates...
1. You can get great group shots at fstop 5.6. You dont have to go as high at 8.0 unless you have tons of available light.
2. As far as camera angles go, shoot however you want. Dont limit yourself. I have captured some great images of adults, even though I was shooting from below eye level. :) The way I see it, rules are meant to be broken so please, break 'em!
3. This picture is referred to in the interview when we are talking about clothing and textures.