There are many light installations around the metro this season that
But getting that shot can be tricky, especially since the brightness that can render you as a blurry or dark silhouette. So to help you snap the perfect shot, we've enlisted the help of three professional photographers to spill their tricks when shooting against bright backgrounds. Here are tips you can easily follow!
Ryan Ong says
He also breaks down simple camera settings you can use. "Twenty-30 seconds for the shutter is okay for landscapes, as they
"Here, the shutter was around 1/125-1/200, because she was walking so I set it higher to avoid blur, and then I adjusted the ISO up to around 3200," Ryan explains.
Meanwhile, Andrea Beldua spills a nifty trick when shooting with an iPhone: "Select the point of focus, hold and drag your finger down to lower brightness. Better to take slightly underexposed photos than to take overexposed ones. You can always fix this in post process rather than getting a too bright picture and losing details of the background or outfit."
Andrea shares a basic OOTD tip that works all the time. "Always take [the photo] from slightly center with the phone or camera pointing upwards. This makes you look longer and isn't too low of an angle that it isn't flattering for the face anymore." She goes on saying, "Play with reflections! Explore different angles with mirrors. They make a case for interesting shots. Interact with your reflection, experiment with the composition."
"Never over saturate your photo. I would highly recommend to desaturate the colors a bit, sharpen the details, add a small amount of clarity and choose a filter that matches the mood," Karlo says.
If you're a Snapseed user, Ryan notes to tinker with "just the basic brightness and ambient exposure settings, and add a little drama using the contrast tool."
This story originally appeared on Preview.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.