|Nikon D750, Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM, ISO 50, ƒ/7.1, 1/160|
Here is the setup for the photo above:
Watch your backgrounds
One of the things all photographers need to pay attention to is their backgrounds. Now not just compositionally, but just as important is the light ratio as compared to the subject. For the most part you don't want it too bright.
Here your eye goes to the background and not the subject that I want your eye to go to first. Pay attention to this when you are shooting in natural light.
How do you fix this? You can move the subject or move your feet and circle the subject until you find a darker background. You can also add more light to the subject. You can do that with a reflector or a flash for example.
Now another thing I think can help your photos is a backlight shining on the subject to create a rim light.
Here there is a light just slightly behind the subject pointed down. Now here it is a little too bright. But sometimes it can work.
|Nikon D4, Nikon 85mm ƒ/1.8G, ISO 50, ƒ/2.8, 1/60|
|Nikon D3S, AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4D, ISO 200, ƒ/2.8, 1/400|
|Nikon D3, AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4D, ISO 200, ƒ/1.4, 1/4000|
Three tips to remember:
- Watch your background
- Use Backlight
- Watch the ratio of light on subject versus the background