Vancouver wedding and portrait photographer Laura Hana

Not Impressed

Mar 21, 2008 Posted in Daily Pic

Not Impressed

focal length: 50 mm
shutter speed: 1/250
aperture: f/1.8
ISO 1600
flash: none

Ah, what to do when you only have a few dim light bulbs and no natural light? Setting the white balance to ‘incandescent/tungsten’ (the light bulb icon) and shooting at a high ISO is an option. A noisy image (due to high ISO) is better than a blurry image.

The hubby snapped this shot while I was busy entertaining our little princess. She, apparently, didn’t find this entertainment all that impressive.

Laura is a Vancouver wedding and portrait photographer. Visit laurahana.com.

Bathtime

Mar 20, 2008 Posted in Daily Pic

Bathtime

focal length: 50 mm
shutter speed: 1/125
aperture: f/1.8
ISO: 1600
flash: none

This was taken in the evening with pretty much no available light. So I pumped up the ISO to the max, which is 1600 on my camera, and shot wide open at the largest aperture because my little child likes to move about. I could not have taken this shot with my itty bitty fits-in-my-pocket point & shoot without a flash.

It was Sophie’s second big-girl-bath and she was looking forward to some splashing fun! Or maybe she just likes crawling around in the buff?

Laura is a Vancouver wedding and portrait photographer. Visit laurahana.com.

My Crib

Mar 19, 2008 Posted in Daily Pic

My Crib

focal length: 50 mm
shutter speed: 1/250
aperture: f/1.8
ISO: 800
flash: none

This image is an example of using the foreground and background as a frame. It’s important to keep the horizontal lines straight, unless you deliberately tilt. To help you, some eyepieces have guide lines you can use to keep your ‘horizons’ straight. You can also fix this in post processing but it’s more work than adjusting your arms when you press the shutter release button in the first place. I, obviously, didn’t take my own advice and left this shot as is, without fixing the slightly crooked lines.

Our 10-month old normally hates being in her crib. This must’ve been on a good day.

Laura is a Vancouver wedding and portrait photographer. Visit laurahana.com.

I Shoot Kids

Mar 18, 2008 Posted in Articles

Yes. It’s true! I shoot kids… with my camera that is.

Shoot

focal length: 50 mm
shutter speed: 1/160
aperture: f/1.8
ISO: 400
flash: none

I’m a mom with a camera and a penchant for clicking away. After receiving several compliments about my photos and requests from other parents to shoot their kids, I decided it was time to share my secrets. OK, so I don’t really have any secrets, but I do know a few things that might help you take better pictures of your kids.

You may already be a snap-happy parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, which is great because I like snap-happy people. We have an understanding, a bond. We recognize that time is fleeting and memories fade along with it. Capturing those moments ‘on film’ as they say, is important to us. And who doesn’t like looking at photos?

Whether or not your photos are good or bad, they document the past. I just prefer documenting the past with good ones. Photos that lead your eye to the subject you are trying to capture. Photos that evoke the same kind of emotion you experienced when you pressed the shutter release button in the first place. Photos that can accurately recompose that moment in time that slipped through our fingers.

Those are the kinds of photos I like to look at. Those are the kinds of photos I would like for others to have and cherish. This is what Dolce Pics is about. A collection of my experiences and growth that helps me taker better photos so that I can help you take better photos. Sweeter pics. Simply put.

Laura is a Vancouver wedding and portrait photographer. Visit laurahana.com.

[dōl-chā piks]

[n.] a resource for beginners who wish to take sweeter pics.

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