Doing this shoot wasn’t too hard, the backgrounds were nice even colours and my subject did what I wanted with little guidance. The smallest bit of trouble came from the lighting. By the time we were able to do the photo’s there wasn’t much natural light left so most of it ended up being over head and side lights. I also had to play around with the ISO so as to not have the photo’s too bright or too dark. There were shadows I didn’t want showing up but in some it worked for what I wanted. I didn’t want to do a dramatic photo shoot, I chose to do a natural one, simple colours, clothes, hair, and makeup. I wanted to just show the simplicity of a portrait, how the subject can still look beautiful without distracting props, backgrounds, etc. It was fun to do and I definitely learned what I want/need when I do portraits again.
March 11, 2013