March 14, 2016 / family
Vernon Photo Walk at Kal Park
On Saturday, we had our Vernon photography lessons photo walk. It turned out grand!
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It was a little more rainy than usual, and so some students didn’t want to come. I can see that. Some kids just don’t want to be sopping wet! The adventurous ones, though. They do, and they do.
Here we’re testing out a fast exposure on our camera. Nothing like a good jump shot!
However, the focus here was on rules of depth. You can see here we have a nice line of focus. Stormy days are some of my favourites for photography. You never know what you’re going to get. Dynamic and interesting lighting patterns are the usual.
One of the reasons we choose Kal Provincial Park is because it’s pet friendly. We can get some fast action photos of dogs doing what dogs love to do! Set that shutter speed nice and high, because it’s time to get some detail.
We managed to get one more example of the rules of depth, and then it started raining.
I highly recommend taking photos in the rain. This is a must for any photographer. A yongnuo off camera flash will help you out as well there. Backlighting your subjects will give you a dynamic look. Place the flash further away for maximum effect. Tell your subject to act normal ’cause you’re just testing out the setup for an even more dynamic setup. That way they relax and you get the real moments that happen – not just posed.
Kids love the rain. At first. Then they hate it. It’s our duties as adults to document this. This little ninja was pretty brave – the whole time she had a smile on her face.
I had quite a bit of water on my lens at this point. It did fog up the image. That being said, I like the effect. The point of this part of the photo walk was to show how any backlighting can reveal rain.
Here’s this little ninja trying to catch rain on her tongue. Always able to turn any situation into a fun adventure!
It started to rain pretty hard, but the dogs were loving it. We only had a few minutes to wait for the sunset. And what a sunset it was!
The dogs found a ball, and we passed time by playing fetch. Not long now!
Sunset came and went quickly, but we were happy. Memory cards full of memories and the sunset, we trundled off. Class on monday is posing, and flashes for the advanced photographers on monday.
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