Camera: Nikon COOLPIX L110
Shutter: 1/30 s
Exposure Setting: Normal
Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire
Lens Focal Length: 83 mm
White Balance: Auto
Editor's Note: Sometimes, we have to press other journalists in our newsroom into taking photographs. Diana has done a great job with her Cook's Corner photos. She uses a pretty simple camera, but her photos work really well because she uses a lot of great techniques.
Here are some of the tips I shared with her recently:
1) Take lots of photos. Since it's digital, it's free.
2) Don't be afraid not to use the flash.
3) Fill the entire frame with the subject. It cuts out a lot of distracting background elements. Here, Diana zoomed in a bit on the dessert, which helps it look nicer.
4) Get closer. (See #3.)
- Lara Neel, Visual Editor