In this video, I go over some basic tips on how to compose a shot and what to look out for. My girlfriend Liz is new to photography and she just got her first new camera which is the Fujifilm XT-3. This was her very first photoshoot ever! I’m really surprised how well she did!
Thanks for watching guys! This is my first time talking in front of a camera and my journey as a Youtuber!
Photography is all about playing around with what you have.
All pictures were shot with one lens, the XF 56mm f1.2
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LIZ’S INSTAGRAM: @LIZETORTEGAM
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Sony A6300 w/ Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 (Video)
Fujifilm XT-3 w/ 56mm f1.2
Edited in: Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects
what up guys my name is Jerry and I go by the name of trans n films this is one of my first videos that I'm releasing today we were doing is we're gonna go over some beginner photography basics of portrait portrait shots I'm not an expert in tocfe but I do have my girlfriend with me Liz and she just got her camera for the first time and she's totally new at this doesn't know too much but we're gonna go over the basics and have her test out the camera that she has the new Fuji film xt3 we also have two lenses with it which is the DXF a 16 millimeter f1 point for and also the 56 millimeter f1 point too and we're gonna work around and kind of play around the shots and kind of figure out how we're gonna compose the portraits over here we are just looking for random locations that aren't too fancy in my neighborhood but we're gonna work with this shots here and I am actually going to be the model for her and we're gonna compose some shots and I'm gonna talk over the video and kind of explain like what we look for and how we got the shots alright so I'm not going to be focusing so much on the camera settings you can see the camera settings on the right of what the image was shot at we'll be focusing more on how we compose the shot as you can see Liz had me stand against the brick wall conversation looks great she used the rule of thirds and has lines of symmetry within the picture I think the picture looks good but I think it could be better by doing a simple small trick we got this picture here look at the difference there is depth of field and more emphasis on the subject no change on the camera settings now we have a more dynamic image that stands out much better all I had her do was simply moved more to the left moving to the left allowed us to have more separation in the background giving this image a lot more style and my advice from the shot is to simply move left or right of your subject and see what works for you your pictures can come out that much different in this shot we found that the Sun was shining from behind and wanted to test out the shot this shot didn't really look good especially because of the background where there was a car and really nothing to see instead we decided to shoot me standing in front further of another portion of the brick wall which had these windows and grid light grid like fencing on it standing further allowed a lot more separation in creating that beautiful bokeh background blur having this background gives it sort of an urban slash street photography feel and you definitely want to make sure you plan ahead as to what kind of style you are going for and of course the style that we were going for was that urban type shots this last shot at this location was dope I mean amazing Liz did a low angle shot of me in the middle in the alleyway this created a lot of separation between the buildings the background behind me and the subject this technique in this picture is called leading lines leading lines help draw the eye into the image and really focus the viewers attention on the main subject what I found amazing about Liz was that she was able to naturally see this shot when she was composing this and as you could see at the very top of the the building the way the line is a symmetrical to the side of the building and there's a little space between me so that's that little white space in in the the floor of the building you can see how it leads towards me the subject and I loved the fact that it was raining a little which further added more to the picture which gave a reflection of my body which also added more emphasis to the subject this picture really gave a moody urban Street look which was amazing all right we just finished shooting at this location I am a terrible model I do not know how to do any type of posing you spent on YouTube I just went on YouTube and did some quick search up on that and I learned three things you can look at the camera straight at 45 degree left at five 45 degree right and that position will take you far in posing so I did all that and you'll go to see some of the shots that I had and now we're moving to the location to which is gonna scavenge through that second location random restaurant around here Main Street we're gonna work with what we got here doing portraits and maybe landscape not sure but we'll give it a shot here going through these pictures really quick I want to emphasize how none of these pictures came out well at all the background and location was not interesting and really bland the second shot with me against the poll nothing outstanding and boring looking like he was shot on like a knife phone or an Android so we were trying to find some shots with the 56 millimeter what we actually found was that it's just so much open area so there was not really neat dynamic shots so what we're trying to do is we would actually want to go and try to have some sort of foreground to separate giving it some some more I don't have word it but a little bit more of survey as I took no all right whatever now we're getting somewhere I love how their separation from the foreground to the subject it makes the image look so much better compared to the other pictures where there was too much room and space around the subject one thing to point out you can see that it can be a little distracting with the leaves that is covering part of the subject and so on to this next picture we were able to get the right shot where there's enough foreground around the subject and not covering me in that picture and for the rest of the video I am going to choose three pictures that I liked the most with a before and after color grade if you enjoyed this video please like and subscribe to my channel if you have any questions please ask below don't be shy you