Photography Tips from #Blissdom & Me Ra Koh

I am back from Blissdom 2012 and let me tell you — it was without a doubt the best conference I have ever been to. The positive energy that radiated from everyone from the speakers to the community leaders to the attendees was infectious.

 

 

The sessions were amazing and I have to tell you that I was a bit star-struck when I saw that Me Ra Koh — one of the most fabulous photographers in the country was speaking at two different sessions –Shoot Like a Woman Pt.1 and Pt. 2. She is not only an amazing photographer, but a true inspiration. 

 

 

Today, I thought I’d share with you some of the tips that she shared with us during the conference.

  • Turn your flash OFF and shoot where the natural light is the best.
  • Turn off all the lights and allow the natural light from a window to shine through. Open the front door if you have to.
  • Use the center focus option on your dslr camera.
  • Instead of shooting at the park on the green grass, shoot where there is concrete. The concrete bounces the light back whereas the grass sucks the light away.
  • “You have to be willing to miss shots, to get the great shots.” — Me Ra Koh
  • As with many things in life, less is more when it comes to photography.
  • When deciding what to wear to a photography shoot, choose something that YOU feel fabulous wearing and that makes you feel beautiful and then have the family wear something that complements you.
  • When photographing kids, set a timer and let them know that when the timer goes off you’ll be finished no matter what.