Photography tip- Selective focus and shallow depth of field is the way to keep your subject separate from the background. I am focused on the Queen, which is my subject. My daughter is in the background, who compliments the subject, is out of focus in the frame. Macro or telephoto lens is great for this purpose. An extension tube is a relatively inexpensive option- an extension tube can be added in between your camera and the wide angle lens you have that comes with your DSLR will shorten the minimum focus distance by moving the lens further from the camera sensor. It doesn't have any optics which that means there is no glass to compromise the quality of the image.
Interior lighting - Interior lighting is similar to portrait lighting, but little bit challenging in a way of balancing lights if there are multiple sources of light. Also, the wider the lens is, the better I can work without loosing much of it. I rarely had a chance to use my wide angle lens, so decided to use my 17-24 lens for some interior shots of our living space. I did use additional light source along with the ambient light. My goal was to balance the light both indoor and outdoor. You might be thinking that there are no outdoor photos! If you look through the windows in the living room, the trees are well lit, they are not very bright. The worst case, you will fnd it over exposed if you only take an indoor exposure. I wanted to make sure I can see the outdoor very well from inside. -Sonia Ahmad -etmportraits.com
Sonia Ahmad is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) based in Cypress, TX. She specializes in personal portrait session includes Seniors, Teens and tweens, Women's personal branding, Mother & Daughter, Glamour and fashion, Headshots. See more portrait session in the gallery.