How to get the most out of your holiday photos – by Chris Edley – Mr Landsharkz
This short interactive seminar will provide an overview of basic composition, lighting and some tips and tricks to help you capture some awesome memories! If you are a point and shoot picture taker, this short interactive seminar will help you become a point and shoot photo maker with no extra effort. It doesn’t matter if you’re using your smartphone or an expensive DSLR, if you’d like to make the most of your memories, join us for an hour of fun that will help you kick it up a notch. This session is aimed at beginner/novice photographers.
This seminar is offered free of charge to all cruise group participants early on in the cruise in a conference room aboard the ship.
Quote from a previous participant: “I saw an instant improvement in my pictures after hearing and implementing Chris’ tips!”.
Here is a little snippet of the type of photography tips I’ll be covering.
I so often see people carefully posing their friends and family members next to something of interest and then standing waaaaay back to get everything in. I feel sorry for them, knowing that their treasured memory will include a photo of that interesting thing and a few specs of people lost in a sea of background. If you want to take a photo of your travel companions at some location, bring them in close to the camera and make a photo of them… keep the location in the background. This way, you’ll capture the joy of the moment but it will still be obvious where they are. Have a look at the two photos of Helen and our friend Lisa (with Tieka the Canine Landshark) while we were out snowshoeing at Mount Washington this winter:
This first image shows what so many people do, photograph their friends on the little bridge.
The second photo (below) shows a better way to do this, obviously in the same location, but I’ve brought my friends in close and captured the fun they’re having in the snow.
You may also notice, that by placing them with the sunlight behind them, they don’t have harsh shadows across their faces and the sun even highlights their hair nicely!