07. Places of interest

When on holiday or in unusual places you often have some perfect opportunities to capture some great images, whether they be of architecture, landscapes or individual portraits.

In this information packed photography class Karl shares some top tips that you can use to take great photos of buildings and even people. He demonstrates how to creatively frame your images and how, by using fill in flash, you can perfectly balance shade and light.

He also shows you how to identify interesting detail shots and how you can incorporate these for some great family portraits.

In this photography class we cover the following:

  • How to use your compact camera
  • Camera modes: Landscape mode
  • Creative framing using occlusion
  • How to prevent lens flare
  • Using fill in flash for portraiture
  • How to avoid camera shake

To learn more about some of the concepts discussed in this class, take a look at our Photography Quick Start Guide.

If you have any questions about this photography class please post in the comments section below.

NOTE: This photography class is available with subtitles.

Comments

  1. If you turn your camera on the buildings and then half press the button you will fix exposure and focus and then recompose to the model and she will be out of focus, am I wrong.

    1. Hi Robert, I’ve checked the manual for this camera and here is the link to the manual
      https://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/4/0300005134/01/PS_SX220HS_SX230HS_CUG_EN.pdf
      On page 97 you will find the instructions on how to lock the focus and the exposure separately, I suspect that what has happened is that I did not describe this procedure accurately in the video and my apologies for this mistake. From the information in the manual it would appear that there would have been one extra button pressed on the back of the camera to lock the exposure but not the focus. It may be that this was edited out of the footage by mistake in the final video. I hope this information is useful to you and will allow you to operate the focus and exposure separately. Kind regards Karl.

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