With the “Bring It In ______” program, Canon seeks to provide a cool educational experience that entices passionate young travelers to “Bring It” in the local market they traveled to or live in. Cities visited include Brooklyn (6/2) and Portland (6/16). Canon recognized a huge concern among young travelers – Occasion Remorse – that they regret investing in travel and not having their experience represented in the highest quality.
With that in mind I headed to Brooklyn Bowl for some fun & photography. Upon arrival, attendees borrowed a camera and learned how to capture the best shots from some of Brooklyn’s celebrity photographers.
Each area tips from featured photographers: Natalie Amrossi, Scott Borerro, Amy Stone, Stefan Karlstrom, Rob Ceos. The theme-based zones offered organic educational moments for all attendees. In addition to the pro-shooters there were also Canon experts helping us get the most out of each shot.
Brooklyn Scene (portrait)—Amy Stone
Amy provided a perspective on how to take interesting portrait and group shots while traveling.
Tip 1: Try making direct eye contact to add a sense of human connection.
Tip 2: Use Aperture Priority (Av) mode and set the F-stop to the lowest possible number for a shallow depth-of-field. This allows your subject to remain the focus of your image, especially when there is a busy background.
Borough in Motion (Motion Shots and Video)—Scott Borerro
Scott provided tips on how to get great shots and videos of people/things in motion using AF servo tracking
Tip 1: Simply touch the LCD screen to keep your subject in focus during movie mode.
Tip 2: Explore different angles to show various perspectives.
Night Light (Low Light/Bright Light) –Natalie Amrossi and Rob Ceos
There were two different perspectives from which guests could shoot:
From the floor: This will help show guests how to capture concert/stage shots from the crowd perspective
Bird’s Eye: This is a “back stage”/bird’s eye view that shows a different perspective looking out on to the crowd
Tip 1: Fisheye lenses make your audience feel like they’re part of the action.
Tip 2: If your photos are coming out too dark, try increasing your ISO.
Eats & Drinks (macro shots)—Stefan Karlstrom
Stefan shared tips on how to take amazing shots of food/drinks, especially while traveling