If you're like me, you're spending a lot of time inside because this Minnesota winter has pushed the limit. I heard we're really close to breaking the record for the coldest winter on the books. At this point, why not go for the record? At least then we get some credit! Enough about the weather…and back to the post. DIY Photography in the winter is not as hard as one may think. For this DIY, I'm walking you through bath time and a simple family photography session.
Step One - Find the biggest window in the house and clear an area. Then make your subject comfortable…and start shooting. i suggest shooting at a low aperture 2.8 - 4.0, shutter speed as low as you can go with the lens you have. I try not to shoot below 1/70 if I'm hand holding to avoid shake. My ISO will start at 400 and I'll bump it up if necessary.
Looking out the window.
Step Two - Move to a different room with similar light and keep shooting. Put yourself between the window and your subject.
Then switch so that you are shooting into the window light and capturing the silhouette. (I love the softness of these shots)
Step Three - Keep capturing moments happening close to the window. Anything goes.
Step Four - Family Photo - have the family face window light.