Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Hand holding slow shutters
Shot an American and Taiwanese couples wedding today at the Coral Vita chapel at Manza's ANA intercontinental resort.
After I was done shooting that I had the perfect chance to shoot my fav kind of photography for my hobby which is seascapes with slow shutters. I was lucky to have a nice sunset and also found this barnacle riddled bottle washed up on the shore so decided to try some hand held slow shutter shots of around 10th/second ~25th/second as I didn't bring my tripod with me. It was very hit and miss but I did manage to get quite a few keepers out of the 250 or so I shot in about 10 minutes on the beach.
The trick to shooting slow shutters hand held is to brace yourself as much as you can to stabilize the camera. Here I was down in the wet sand on me knees and elbows getting wet. I was also shooting in continual burst mode to increase my chanced of a steady shot.
Another one from a bit further along the beach. Ended up getting my shoes totally soaked from this but it was still fun.
I finished the shots with editing in Lightroom 3 and Nik's color efex pro.
An Australian photographer living on beautiful Okinawa island. I specialize in wedding photography, and shoot literally hundreds of weddings each year with my company Watabe Wedding. But I love to shoot a wide variety of subjects and also love teaching photography. I'm quite a gadget geek love to get the latest tech toys. When I'm not shooting weddings you'll find me practicing my craft in other ways, photographing my kids, Okinawa's amazing seascapes or listening to various photography podcasts.