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This great little tutorial shows you just how easy it is to get great results with just a cute kid and a bag of confetti.
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hi we're going to have a go today at this tutorial I saw it actually in a magazine last month two months ago for it be a great idea to have a go at it looked a lot of fun as you see in the pictures here this is what I'd seen this is what inspired me so when out and bought a few of these little lass says it's confetti it's like little balloons on that little stars in this one but and the idea is that we're just going as you see in the picture there we're just going to put some stars in one of my neighbors hands and just get her to blow them and hopefully we're going to get this quite a magical little image so I'm just setting up before she comes around so I'm not taking longer than I need to with her and thinking why's the minute we're in and out of clouds and this is a lovely day but I think it might be a bit challenging with the Sun as bright and as strong as this so I might just hang on let those clouds go in camera wise how am I set up I'm using I've got an 85 milk rime lens here which on my full-frame camera is the equivalent of a 50 mil on a cropped one so if you've got a cannon or a nikon standard camera then you put in a 50 mil lens and we'll do the same as this but the reason I'm using it is I can go right down to F 1.8 which is going to give me a really shallow depth of field now that might be a little bit too tight I'm thinking it's going to be good to start off with so while I've done again because we're in and out of clouds here I've put this on an aperture priority I've set it on an ISO of 100 I am shooting in RAW because I'm going to want to be able to edit and play with these afterwards and I've got my aperture set to 1.8 so as I'm on that just pointing around here this is giving me about 4000 as a reading so I could put a filter on here to darken it down but it's not going to be a problem the faster it is the better we're going to capture those little stars as they're flying around so there should be a lot of fun what else can I tell you I'm on a continuous burst on here so when I press this it's going to go dddddd can get various shots and I'm on a one shot I want the – I want to be able to focus on here and keep it locked now if this all sounds a bit foreign to you there is a focus in training course advertised on the site that you can go and have a look at and it thoroughly goes through all these details about how to focus totally recommend that for you so yep we're ready to go when Molly turns up we'll have a go at taking some photos okay so Molly's with me here hi Molly and we're going to have a goat start in this mum's here with some glitter some stars so we're going to ever go and try with picking off sort of a medium one at the minute and the sun's behind the clouds so I'm getting a reading here just under a thousand on my 1.8 so I think that will work well so let's have a go right so let me just see first of all Molly that's lovely that's exactly the kind of thing I'm we're wanting so I think if you can pop your hands like that for me and then mum put some yeah you reckon and then when I say you're going to go blow it into your hands so try name them me so you bring your hands to me a little bit a sit down a little bit of that's it ah cool right and I've got to see if I can photograph them do you think we're gonna be able to get them okay go for it oh that was fast wouldn't it hey look we did that's calling that we can do the same thing again that's brilliant when you blow into that we'll get a big smile as you go like wow cuz he's a little fairies coming out looking in your hands yeah go go go hey I miss that one I missed it I'm rubbish Italy sorry let's have another go we're good up a few guys if you don't mind it yeah so we're just having a look through these photos and you'll have seen them as I'm shooting them it's actually really hard to get just the right time and is that's coming out Molly's doing a fantastic job it's me that's a bit slow with the camera but what I'm thinking is because we've got a really shallow depth of field I need to focus just in front of Molly's hands so as she's blowing them I want to be focused on those so I'm now just going to get Molly in position and then get ed to take a little bit of a step or I'm going to step back a little bit actually so the focus is going to be just in front of where our hands are okay right if you can come back here Molly you're doing so well if you can come here again for me a mum can load you up right and the focus in there auto and then back up a little bit right okay you ready Molly go for it hang on the rest what's happening with them and be hang on this come so you're pointing it bring your hands around a little bit this way brilliant that's perfect right now let me check okay are you ready go on and let's have a go yeah way that was brilliant ah look at them wow that's fantastic so we think we've just got that don't we Molly that one looks good didn't it so the difference I'd done on that is I just focused in on Molly and then I pull back a little bit so my focus is just slightly off at the front and Molly's hands now and we're going to have a go with some little ones now aren't we and see if there any more fun okay as you can see Molly's had a wardrobe change she looks gorgeous didn't she and we're going to try these finer ones now and have a look and see if they work and if not we'll jump back to the big ones again okay so we know what we're doing now don't we you're going to fly better because you're in a dress we just keep these fingers down a little bit here that's it because I think they're going to rip wait wait wait I think these are really going to fly hang on a minute Molly right and if I okay you ready go for it wha they went quick as well I'll tell you what is it worth spreading them out of it do you think that one hmm let's see if you've got a whole big handful like the Hat right right pull them down a little bit Molly so they come in more to me Oh don't suck have you ever done that with flour or icing sugar in it goes up yeah yeah right keep him down a little bit and so you're blowing down into it more right let's get this again okay ready go wow it was amazing look at it what I might do actually camera I'm just going up to 2.5 on here right yeah oh ah I was writing slow right there you go let's try that again they were different went they well they as good as you're the ones do you think look at this floor come that's it ah oh hang on right you ready go yeah all right what do we think I hmm I don't like the big ones as much right are you ready here we go go Wow hope I got that oh it did look well well I think we've got some crackers in there we'll have a look at them I'll edit them out and I'll let you have a look at what we've got as an N resume but I'm really impressed with that and as you see it's a lot of fun and that was pretty easy as nothing technical to that I did change that down as hopefully me just saying down a 2.5 but everything else is on automatic actually is a 100 and it should all be working well and you can just have some fun and enjoy it and then clean up the mess afterwards