Photography Tips with Canon || Sunday Swoon

My father, a mechanical engineer with a side photography business, spoke the language of Leicas and lenses in our home.  I never quite understood why an entire spare bedroom was converted into a “camera room”, but I do have early childhood memories of being taught how to hold a camera, how to shoot and where to focus.  It took having children of my own to develop a true passion for photography.  I find it grounding to have integrated such a great hobby into my life, and I believe that my interest in photography has changed the way in which I view the world.

I’ll never forgot when I put my first DSLR In my father’s hands and the recent delight in his voice upon receiving small albums from my Instagram images in the mail.  Naturally, I was delighted to join Canon once again, to bid farewell to summer at the Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar – boasting stunning views of New York Harbor and Lady Liberty.  I have a lot to learn in terms of photography – especially shooting with a DSLR.  It was a true treat to have a go at capturing the final sunset of summer, with a variety of Canon’s outstanding lenses and the guidance of experts from team Canon.

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Here are some of Canon’s expert tips:
  • Auto White Balance (AWB) – Adjust your camera to take advantage of the different warm tones it can render by changing to the cloudy or shade setting prior to shooting an image.
  •  Exposure Compensation – Utilizing Exposure Compensation prior to shooting an image allows light control, resulting in brighter or darker images that can change the mood of the same scene.
  • Rule of Thirds – Apply the rule of thirds, an important compositional technique, by aligning your subject with the guide lines and their intersection points, placing the horizon on the top or bottom line, or allowing linear features in the image to flow from section to section.  This allows the eye to have more room to explore.

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