TEDxCanberra attendees love to share, and that includes photos they’ve taken on the day. You can see some of them on Flickr and upload your own to our group. If you’re a keen photographer, here are some tips you might find useful on the day:
- No flash in the theatre. Full stop. End of story. Just don’t do it. Touch your smartphone screen in the darkest part of the picture and it will increase the exposure without using flash.
- When taking candid photos during breaks, blending in to the action will give you a better result with fewer poses. Try different angles.
- Motion and emotion add movement, vibrancy, and the feeling of being part of the action. Look for expressive faces, things that are moving, interactions.
- Natural light outdoors is the easiest way to achieve good lighting – head outside during breaks and you’ll find performers and attendees bathed in sunlight. Touching your smartphone screen in the brightest part of the picture will darken the lighting.
- Focus on the thing that’s most important in the picture. On your smartphone, touch the screen to focus on that area.
- Keep the composition simple and focus on the most important thing you see, but don’t stress about framing – you can crop it later. Turn on the grid on your smartphone to use the rule of thirds.
Whether you’re a pro or a keen amateur, we’d love to hear your tips too. And if you capture an amazing moment on the day, do share via Flickr or tweet with #tedxcanberra (and follow us on @TEDxCanberra).