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Notes:

Exposure

- The light meter is different from the exposure setting.

- Keeping your light meter at “0” doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the perfect setting. Just don’t stray too far from the “0”. Adjust to your liking.

- Positive numbers on your exposure setting will make your photos brighter.

- Negative numbers make your photos darker. 

Aperture

- Small numbers (like f/1.4) have larger openings, which let in more light.

- Big numbers (like f/16) have smaller openings, which let in less light.

Shutter Speed

- Seeing 100, 250, 320, etc. on your viewfinder means “1/(number seen)”, like “1/100”.

- Try not to use 1/60 or less when handheld, that’s when you use a tripod or look for something steady.

- Using longer exposure (slow shutter speed) will let in more light.

- Using shorter exposure (fast shutter speed) will let in less light.

ISO

- ISO is the sensitivity of your camera to light

- Lower numbers are less sensitive to light, which give smoother photos.

- Higher numbers are very sensitive to light, which give very grainy and noisy photos.

Source: http://livinginthestills.tumblr.com/cheatsheet

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We know it’s #PFW but Living Stills collaged our intimate view of #NYFW featuring Reed Krakoff, Proenza Schouler, Ellie Tahari, Reem Acra, Elizabeth & James, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Robert Geller, Tadashi Shoji, Rachel Comey, Organic by John Patrick, Rodarte, Oscar de la Renta, Richard Chai and Vera Wang.

See more of Miguel Yatco’s work at livinginthestills.com.

anonymous asked:

what camera and editing program do you use for your pictures? they're amazing.
and are there different settings you put for your camera to capture different types of images?
sorry for the multitude of questions, i've just started taking pics and want to learn from someone experienced.

No problem, I’m more than happy to help!

I use a Nikon D60, but more important than the type of camera (in my opinion) is the lens. Most of the time I’ll be using a 35 mm f/1.8 lens, which I think is a fairly popular and inexpensive lens compared to others.

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As for settings, I almost always want  pictures that have a nice soft background, so I use A mode, or Aperture mode to select the lowest f/stop available for the lens (in my case, 1.8). Not only does this blur the background but it also helps for better pictures in low light/indoor situations. A good cheat sheet for beginners, as well as other great tips & pictures, can be found here on this guy’s blog: http://livinginthestills.tumblr.com/cheatsheet

And lastly, I’ve used Lightroom 2 & 3 to edit my pictures.

Hope this helped, and if you have any more specific questions feel free to ask :)

I honestly didn’t care for this photograph when I first took it, since I barely have time to review them as I’m shooting. I have this dangerous habit of deleting photos that I don’t like as soon as I take them. But after editing and seeing it on a bigger screen, it’s probably one of my favorite photographs that I’ve taken this season. 

There are moments when you probably won’t care for a photograph, but give it a second chance, cause you probably missed something the first time you looked at it. 

oscar de la renta, fall 2014 run-through.

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Instagram Update: Fashion Week Fall 2014: @yatcher

Finished off the season shooting for Anna Sui at Lincoln Center. Got a chance to sit front row with thatluciegirl just like old times, which was more like 5 seasons ago! Crazy how long it’s been, and it’s all thanks to the incredible people at Tumblr for giving us these amazing opportunities! That’s a wrap for NYFW Fall 2014 for me! 

Feel free to follow me on Instagram: @yatcher, to see more of my photos from this season!