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Wednesday
Oct132010

Wednesday Tip 

Hello Photographer friend! I hope you are having a wonderful week so far! I love Wednesdays. Maybe because tomorrow is Thursday: a day before Friday: a day before the Weekend? Hehe! Well anyhow, whatever the case be, I hope you are finding joy in the gift of Today. 

I wanted to share a Tip with you that has been of personal help to me and can hopefully be of some added benefit to you. 

 

So here it goes..Today's tip is 444.

 

444 is a helpful technique to remember when photographing INDOORS. I don't know about you, but if you are like me, you need "guides" or (cheat sheets..lol). So 444 is a guide that has helped me much like the "sunny f/16 rule" or the "rule of thirds".

So how do you apply the "444 rule?" Easy...Check this out!

When INDOORS set:

your ISO at 400, your Shutter speed at 1/40th of a second and your aperture at f/4.0. 

(Notice all the fours?) 

But please Note!! Just because you set everything on your camera to the above settings does NOT mean your photograph will turn out absolutely stunningly beautiful! It will only give you a better approach to the settings you should change. 

For example: you are photographing timeless memories at a Wedding Reception. You take out your camera and begin adjusting to the 444 rule. When you view your image you notice you need a higher aperture or a smaller ISO. Thus you begin to adjust to what you feel is suitable for you to capture the perfect photo! 

Try it next time you shoot INDOORS. Whether daytime or nighttime, the 444 rule applies to both! Let me know how it goes and if it actually helped you get a better understanding of what settings you need to have adjusted. 

 

So in conclusion. WHEN INDOORS THINK 4-4-4. Hey that rhymes!!! ;)

 

 

 

Here is a preview of our unforgettable Italian Wedding Session. The model Bride and Groom were such a joy to be around!  The full blog of all the bella memories will be up tomorrow!

 
"He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end."  Ecclesiastes 3:11

 

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