Tamara Hastie - Creative Mixed Media and Portrait Photographer, Flagstaff, Arizona
creative mixed media & portrait photographer
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A simple blog containing photography, videos, and creative media by Tamara Hastie.

A simple blog containing photography, videos, and creative media by Tamara Hastie of rock climbing, portraits, HD video, and other various forms of mixed media.

Stop horsing around: Get your shots down....

Here is a link to a quick clip of video that I flew out for a client to do this past weekend in Southern California:

http://vimeo.com/85931474

It is key to establish shots with five main components (if possible) which are contained in this clips:

1. Hands (tight): trainer's hands, could be much tighter...

2. Face (tight): horse face

3.  Hands and face together (medium)

4. Over the shoulder (medium)

5.  Something else

If there is confusion on what shots are what here is a good list to go by:

http://www.elementsofcinema.com/cinematography/shot-sizes.html

USE PRIMES LENSE- NO ZOOM!!

I enjoy using my 50mm f1.4 lens to capture great depth of field but it is also useful in low light situations.

Use a 24mm f2.8 lens for all my wide angle shots.

In adjacent to those shot types you must establish character, emotions, reactions and also you must maintain orientation to your subject- follow the 180-degree rule which you can read up on here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/180-degree_rule

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