How to Capture Emotion in your images through exposure and the zone system. Capturing True emotion in photography comes with experience and practice. Learn through this tutorial how to capture in photography feelings and emotions as well as use our exercises to capture emotion photography projects given.
How to Capture Emotion In Your Images
Exposure and Emotion In Your Images
Emotion Photography Project
This image mimics the previous beach scene. The light is diffused, it has a fairly broad dynamic range. There are pockets of deep shadows and bright highlights. We exposed for the shadows that were on the child’s face to the left. Emotionally, this image produces a sense of wonder. Part of this comes from the lighting and part of it from the scene itself. ISO 125, 2.5, 1/4000 shutter speed 50mm 1.4 (sigma art lens) canon 5d mark 3. This is a good example of the creative use of composition and angles. We were sitting in the sand and angled our camera towards the ground after we focused.
Exercise 3: Unique Composition: For this exercise We want you to experiment with the exposure triangle AND different compositions. Shoot down on your subject, shoot your subject from the side, and shoot your subject from 50 feet away. The point here is to challenge yourself. Figure out what feels right to YOU. You know what looks good, you know what feels right. Experiment and grow!
If some of this went over your head… It’s ok! It went over our heads to the first few times we tried to learn our cameras. Education is an amazing tool… The Zone System is an amazing tool and definitely our ‘ah-ha’ moment. Maybe it can be yours? You have the ability to create amazing art, if you have the passion the rest will come. So remember… Manual – Spot metering – understanding emotion and light – know The Zone System – all of these are the key to pushing your images to the next level.
As an extra for you guys, we put together a video showing how we hand edit our images!
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