3 Tips For Shooting Bright and Airy - Blog

3 Tips For Shooting Bright and Airy


How exactly does a person photograph bright and airy?

Great question! You’ve heard of moody photographers and light and airy, but what about bright and airy? How do you achieve the timeless, true to color look while keeping it bright? Here is your answer!

After shooting the last few years, these are the biggest 3 tips for learning how to photography bright and airy!

1. Keep your F-Stop around 2.8-3.2

One of the biggest tips that I educate photographers on is to keep your f-stop (aperture) around 2.8 to 3.2. That way you are bringing in a good amount of light while keeping your image crisp.

Bonus points, keeping it around this setting still creates awesome bokeh in the background!

2. Keep your ISO low outdoors

The brighter it is outside, keep your ISO low. If you are indoors and there is not much natural light, keep your ISO high.

So if it is bright outside, I keep my ISO anywhere between 100-200. Depending on the lighting situation indoors, 9 times out of 10 I will keep my ISO around 1250-2000. Anything more than that, you risk the image looking grainy.

3. Shutter Speed- Keep around 1/200

Ideally, 1/200 or even 1/250 is a magic number for shooting bright and airy. However, it doesn’t always mean all lighting situations you will keep it on this number.

Here is the deal, every lighting situation is different. When it’s really harsh lighting outside, I prefer to keep my shutter speed around 1/640 or higher. However, most of the time, it’s easiest to have your shutter around 1/200 or 1/250 when the lighting is great!

Bright and Airy

PRO TIP- F-stop, ISO, THEN shutter speed

It is important to remember when photographing bright and airy, to check your f-stop first, then ISO, then shutter speed. The reason for this is so that you can create a consistent look all of the time while you are shooting.

Also, when it comes time to edit, you will be able to edit SO MUCH easier because you will have a consistent shooting style!

Want to learn how to edit bright and airy? Make sure to check out my newest course! The Bright and Airy Course! Click the link HERE!

If you liked this article, you will love…

Why I’m Focused On Light, Not A Pretty Background

Make sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram!

Sep 20, 2019

posted on:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.