Memorial Day Photography Tips

May 24, 2018 | Photography

01 | Capture the details of family gatherings

Memorial Day weekend is a great time to gather with friends and family. Whether that’s having a barbeque, spending some quality time on the lake, or even just hanging out in the backyard, there are so many fun moments to capture. And while it’s good to snap photos of the entire scene, try switching it up and focusing on the smaller details for a bit.

You could capture the moment when everyone raises their glasses for a toast or you could zoom in on the melted popsicle in your nephew’s hand.

The photo above was shot at 1/320, f/1.8, and ISO 500.

02 | Experiment with sparklers

Break out the sparklers and play around with capturing their fiery glow. I shot this photo at 1/160, f/1.8, and ISO 2000.

03 | Lake time

If you’re headed to the lake this weekend, then you’re sure to have plenty of photo opportunities. Capture someone jumping off the dock right before they hit the water, the V-shaped pattern of wake lines behind a boat, or classic lake items, like paddles and lifejackets.

This photo was shot at 1/200, f/4, and ISO 640.

KRISTEN CARLSON

KRISTEN CARLSON

Kristen is a Wisconsin-based blogger and photographer. With a focus on natural light, she loves finding secret spots around Wisconsin to help showcase the beauty of this Midwestern state.

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