Friday, January 23, 2015

Photographing a café…

“And the idea of just wandering off to a café with a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for awhile is just bliss.” (J. K. Rowling)
I agree with wandering off to a café with a notebook and writing, but I have an idea about wandering off to a café with a camera and taking photographs :)

You have many photographic opportunities when you visit a café. You will find that most cafés will cooperate if you don’t upset other people. If the café is empty you can move to find the best position.

*Before you start photographing, make sure that there are no distracting things in the background of the shot. Using a wider aperture to blur the background will help. Pick a simple, plain background.

*Use natural light if it’s possible.

*If you don't have a flash (or don’t want to use it), do a series of bracketed shots.

*Do not go too wide with the interior photos.

*Get in as close as you can.

“My perfect morning is spent drinking coffee, eating porridge and reading the paper at a local café.” (Anton du Beke)

Thank you for reading!