Saturday, February 4, 2012

Photography shoot giveaway from Rahel Menig

You might already know me from reading this Blog, as I have been fortunate to design for BlueMoonScrapbooking for quiet some time now. Today though, I want to talk to you about something else. A dream. A story. A quest.
I have always dreamed of becoming a professional Wedding Photographer, but never really thought this would ever happen. Until not that long ago, when I finally took the plunge. 

In Switzerland I went to photography school and was known for my distinct eye, for creative details and for out-of-the-box imagery. I am now taking all of my experience, to capture love. That is my quest. 

Enough about me! What about you? What is your story and your plans?
If you are interested in my work, please follow this link to my homepage. http://www.rahelmenigphotography.com

How to Master Flare Photography
Flare effects are one of my favorites to do when capturing images of couples. It adds that softness, that romance and that creative take on a simple shot. It is fun and once you know how - so easy!
Details: 1/200s - f/2.8 - ISO 320 - Focal Length 200.0mm

Flare happens when you turn your camera right into sunlight. Now, if you work on Auto, the camera will try to get the image dark enough to reduce the 'error' and you will end up with a dark, if not black silhouette of the person that you want to take a picture of.
Turn your DSLR on manual and open up the aperture to the lowest number you can possibly get (i.e. 1.4, 2.8, 3.5,..) This will let in the light and produce the flare. Once you've adjusted the aperture play around with the shutter time. You want your picture to be very light, so overexposing is a must.
Details: 1/200s - f/2.8 - ISO 320 - Focal Length 17.0mm

Giveaway
I am giving away a Couple/Engagement Session to one lucky BlueMoonScrapbooking reader (worth $200)! If you live in the Greater Bay Area or are up for traveling to the Bay Area, then leave a comment on this Blog Post, answering the following question: Do you like Flare or not?
xoxo, Rahel
I'll pick a random winner here on Tuesday Feb 7th.

4 comments:

scrappergirlie said...

I love lens flare!! It's funny how sometimes things once thought undesireable become a form of expression. I love the surreal and ethereal nature that flare can give am image and yours are just gorgeous! Much luck to you on your new adventure!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow!! Rahel... your photos are amazing! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Gina Tompkins said...

Love it! I would love to learn how to take photos like this.

The Paper Diva aka Paperdiva67 said...

I always wondered how to get this kind of effect! Thanks for sharing this information!