I always like to have a little fun on shoots. I was doing a shoot for a couple and they were changing wardrobe and i was doing a set change… well… supost to be anyway! I ended up getting a little distracted with this cool bike! Gave the camera to Daniel and started having some fun. So yeah… this is what i do when no one is looking!
i am going to try to be a little more discriptive in this post than i normally am. I guess I can get pretty booring at times, and other than my pics, who in their right mind would want to check out something that is described as "shoot used for promotion".
First off… i am going to be honest and say that i don’t exactly remember what i was doing this shoot for. I was told several times, but the mind is such an interesting thing… sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t! I do know that it was for some sort of a scholorship application.
The shoot was mainly for a head shot. In fact, that was all that was needed. Simple year book style pose (which i figured out that i can’t really do well). I can never seem to do shoots that don’t require much. Yeah I have a headshot rate, but it sometimes feels like steeling… 1-3 shots for whatever price and thats it… I always seem to go a little further with it and take a bunch… try some random stuff and just see what i get.
As you can see from this image i did more than just a head shot.
I never seem to have a consistant lighting set up. I’m always trying to change it up… I guess it helps me explore and vary things a bit. Things don’t always seem to work out great, but other times I get great things that would have never been possible unless i would have experimented.
On this shoot i used a beauty dish as a main light source. You can actually see the light stand in the foreground of the image. It was angled down toward the subject. The subject was next to a white wall so i had some great fill on the side of the face from bounce. i also had a second light about one and a half feet off the ground pointing slightly up directed to the back wall as another fill spot.
My challange was a smaller space, lots of light, and white walls. I tend to over expose in this kind of situation. The paper lamp in the left of the image was my true test… If i could still see the detail in the shade then i knew i had it right. (at least right for what i was trying to achieve… i still could have done a few things different, but it was a simple head shot shoot :) )
I’m hoping to soon invest in a ring flash. I know it isn’t the answer all solution, but I know so many times it could have been useful for me.
soooo… hopefully this post was a little more insightful and a little more informing. Here’s to a new way of posting! (the way i should have done it all along)
it’s late and i’m tired…. work work work! gotta love it!
Merry Christmas to all. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas day!
is this blog worth keeping up? now is the time for all those who “say” that they read it and check on a regular basis to voice their opinion… if not… there will be a different alternative… which i may do anyway.
it seems as if i have been slacking off as far as posting goes. there was a time where i was posting weekley/daily… i’m not sure what the slacking is caused from. initially the intention was to get more response and feedback on my pictures, but that doesn’t seem to be attracting comments. i think that it is possibly the fact that i had some downtime that my site/blog had gone through and i may have lost readers interest. not sure. things have been going well… lots of shoots lots of design… craziness…
i have also been really trying to search out me vs. my style latley… i was kind of put in my place with a specific situation that really got me looking at things… it was by no means a negative situation, but more of an awareness of self which was brought to my attention by another individual… since then i have really been seeking out the meaning of the word style… my style.
what makes my work any different than anyone elses. what makes it the same. how can i push the limits. how can i provide clinets with styles that i want and not what they “think” they want. ahhhh… the personal awareness… it is kind of like asking yourself “what is my purpose?” or “what am i suppost to do with my life?”… “is this it?”… “shouldn’t i be destined for something more?”
i think that just as self awareness can often times take a lifetime so too can developing your own photographic/design style. it is a hard pill to swallow at times, but the deeper i search the more i ask “is this me?”… am i far enough away from other styles to not be “the same” or is it the same… what can i change? what can i do differently?
i’m on the journey. live and learn.
if anyone has any solutions or mathmatical equasions that provide solutions to these questions please pass them along! until then i will be looking…
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