We’ll have monthly Master Classes. We’ll have monthly LIVE CHATS / Q&A’s. We’ll have monthly “How’d They Do That?” challenges. And we’ll also have a monthly “Behind The Scenes” feature.
The idea is pretty simple: press record during a shoot.
And talk loud if you’re able to. Just simply say what’s going through your mind.
Many times this will come from me. But I hope we’ll get to see behind the scenes from others as well. From everyday family shoots to commissioned shoots, there’s so much to learn just from pressing record and then trying to talk through your thought process of the shoot.
To kick us off, I “pressed record” this past Sunday when it was time for me to capture some Easter pics of my kiddos. Granted, I didn’t record the entire shoot. Maybe in the future. Not sure. I was trying to keep it short enough. But I at least recorded the thought process of the shoot as well as a good handful of examples.
Be on the lookout for a few ideas in the video:
- Lighting. To start with, it was cloudy, so I thought I’d try a pic in the yard instead of on the porch. I thought this would also help me to get some of the green spring look (to go with Easter).
- Lighting changes. As the sun came out, I decided to use a flash to fill in the face. You could also use a reflector.
- Off Camera Flash (OCF). When I used the off camera flash, it made for a MUCH more contrasty image for two reasons:
- Brighter main subject.
- Darker background: I increased my shutter speed to drop the background brightness a bit.
- Subject Position. I tried to position the subject to make the sun the second effective light source (kicker light).
Here’s the video:
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