Katelyn, With a Point-and-Shoot


Katelyn, with a point-and-shoot...
Taken with Reuben’s Sony DSC-H20
Shutter: 1/50 sec. ~ f/4.0 ~ 32.3mm ~ ISO 100
How I got the look:
Positioned camera with sun at back of subject. Backed away from subject and zoomed in to eliminate wide-angle distortion.
Do you shoot with a point-and-shoot? Any tips for getting great shots?

3 Responses to Katelyn, With a Point-and-Shoot

  1. Robin 
    Hi Erica Lea :)
    I have a fairly simple point and shoot camera…..a Sony DSC-S750. I would love to know if this picture of Katelyn (gorgeous!) has been edited or photo-shopped in any way or is it straight out of the camera??? I would love to have a fancy shmancy camera but I just can’t afford one right now. I am a stay at home mom and I take pics of my kids all of the time. I would love for them to turn out as beautifully as this one!!! Any suggestions you have would be much appreciated!! Thank you!!
    PS Love your blogs!! Thanks for sharing your wedding photos….absolutely beautiful.
  2. Erica Lea 
    Robin: Yes, I edited the photo using Paint Shop Pro Photo XI. Most photos can benefit from a bit of a touch-up! For portraits, I usually soften blemishes, whiten eyes and teethe, and enhance the eyelashes and lips a bit. I also like to adjust the color if needed (usually photos are a bit too “warm” or “cool” before editing).
    Here are a few tips that I have found useful:
    Turn off your flash. Most on-camera flashes are pretty awful.
    Step away from your subject and zoom in. This is much more flattering than standing close to your subject and using a wide angle.
    Experiment with different angles. Most people look best when the camera is at eye level or a bit above.
    Edit your photos! A little boost in post can turn a boring photo into something exciting.
    Don’t over-edit your photos, though! You want it to look natural. :)
  3. Robin 
    OMGsh! Thank you so much!! I will try it out these tips. Can’t wait to see how they turn out. I really appreciate you taking the time to reply. Very sweet of you :)

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