Good Morning Everybody,
So this past weekend I'm playing around with Lightroom 3. I'm all fired up about how it shoots tethered and want to see if it really is as easy as they say. Well, it is that easy. Fire up Lightroom 3, plug in your camera and the computer finds it and installs the necessary drivers - all no big deal. Hit File -> Shoot Tethered in Lightroom 3 and up pops the control panel - ready to go. I fire off a few shots, and presto - up on the scene they appear. All pretty cool.
Then I decide to see what happens if "catastrophe strikes". I yank the camera cable out of the camera - not much happens. The computer does it's little "kerflump" sound link something was disconnected and Lightroom 3 tells me "No Camera Detected" and that was about it. I plugged the camera cable back in and everything lit back up ready to go - nothing to reboot, restart, reload, or anything. This was all way to easy and I can't wait to play around even more with this hot new feature in Lightroom 3.
OK, enough of my weekend "geek games". How about we get on with this week's Technique Tuesday - "Lighting, Arranging, and Shooting Large Groups". Here we go...
Lighting, Arranging, and Shooting Large Groups
This tutorial has been on the DigitalProTalk request list for a while so I pulled a few images, worked up a nice demo for you to show you exactly what I do when shooting large groups at a wedding.
You know, when I'm shooting a wedding, time is ALWAYS at a premium. You've got to capture the photographs in a short amount of time and they have to look good, not necessarily perfect, but really good. Shooting groups is more than just about the lighting. You need to consider how to arrange the group so you don't cast shadows on other group members.
And, you need to choose the correct focal length lens so that all the head sizes from front to back in the group are the same size. In this tutorial I'll walk you through the main things you've got to keep in mind when shooting large groups and what you need to do if you want them to look good.
Hit the PLAY button and enjoy the show. -David
Hey gang, that's it for me today. But, be sure to stop back tomorrow. Have a great one and I'll see you then.