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Photographing Parties

Tips On Photographing Parties (Shutter Speed and Aperture)

Photographing Parties can be very challenging, lighting is not great, people move, and many other things can ruin the photos. In previous article I discusses why not to use the popup flash, use of external flash, and Auto ISO.

In this article I am going to cover Shutter Speed and Aperture for photographing parties.

Good Shutter Speed for Photographing Parties

Usually Christmas parties are in the evenings and indoors, in which the light is not sufficient. This situation compels photographers to use slower shutter speed to avoid using higher ISO. Using slower shutter speed can result camera shake or motion blur in picture, which make the photos useless.

On the other hand when using faster shutter speed not only do you eliminate the chances of camera shake, but also if your subject moves, it won’t get blurry.

What is the minimum recommended Shutter Speed?

Generally speaking the safe shutter speed for indoor family photos is 1/60sec. This is a general guideline. If you photograph kids or pets, you need to use slightly faster shutter speed. Make sure not to a very fast shutter speed as you may push the ISO over its limit.

Fast Enough Shutter Speed

Using a fast Shutter Speed prevents camera shake or motion blurred.
Using a fast Shutter Speed prevents camera shake or motion blurred.

Aperture setting for indoor family photography

Unless you want to have a very shallow Depth Of Field (Bokeh Effect), you shouldn’t use the lowest f-stop 9f2.8 or lower). On the other hand using a higher f-stop can result increasing the ISO or reducing the shutter speed unnecessary (f11 or higher). I like to use f5.6 or f8 (depends on the lens that I use at the time) for photographing parties. Aperture 5.6 or 8 provides enough depth of field to cover all people in focusing range and create a soft background and foreground.

Good Aperture Setting

Aperture f5.6 provided enough Depth Of Field to cover both persons and the preset in focusing range.
Aperture f5.6 provided enough Depth Of Field to cover both persons and the preset in focusing range.

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Photographing Christmas Party

Photographing Christmas Party Tips

Ok we are very close to Christmas and Photographing Christmas party is one of our priorities. I have received many questions asking for tips on how taking better Christmas party photos. Let’s get started Photographing Christmas Party Tips!

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Powerful Tips On Photographing Christmas Party

Most of these tips are about camera settings. I categorized them in to different topics to make it easier for remembering them. These tips applied to DSLR and Mirrorless cameras, although some of the Point and Shoot cameras may have if not all but some of these controls.

To Use the Flash, or not to? That is the question!

All entry level cameras come with some sort of Pop-up flashes. These built in flashes are pretty much useless, unless you use them as fill light or to trigger another flash off-camera.

For indoor photography these built in flashes easily ruin the photos by making the foreground too bright, causing Red-eye, creating harsh shadows and highlights. So if you only have the popup flash, just ignore it and do not use it.

If you have a proper external Flash, Bounce the light to a ceiling or use the flash off-camera.

Off-camera Flash

Using the Flash off-camera creates an artistic effect.
Using the Flash off-camera creates an artistic effect.

Limited Auto ISO

All DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras have the Auto ISO Setting.  In Auto ISO camera uses the lowest possible ISO to capture the image. That is very good so far, but very high ISO can result very grainy images. To avoid very grainy photos you need to set up a limitation for Auto ISO. Refer to User Instruction Manual for learning how to set the limitation. In most cameras ISO 6400 can still be sharp and clean.

Auto ISO Limitation

Make the limitation for Auto ISO to make sure that your photos stay sharp and clean.
Make the limitation for Auto ISO to make sure that your photos stay sharp and clean.

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That is all for now. Stay tuned for the next Photographing Christmas Party Tips on Shutter Speed and Aperture Settings. We love to hear from you. Let us know if you have any questions, feel free to send  us your questions and we will be more than happy to answer them. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more Free Tutorials and Tips.

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