Will Kemp, Still Life with Figs, Photograph, 2012
Have you ever got out your digital camera to take a shot of your still life set up and been sorely disappointed with the results?
Your photo looks washed out, or too dark or the flash had popped up and flattened the whole scene.
You’re not alone in the quest for a simple formula to create great reference photographs for your paintings.
You might have tried turning the dial to the ‘manual’ mode, fired off a few shots, got disheartened, only to return to the safe haven of the ‘flower setting’ or ‘Auto’ on the dial.
Understanding the manual functions of your digital camera can be a liberating experience and can greatly improve the framing of your paintings.
Or maybe you’ve never used your camera to help with your paintings but you’d like to learn how…