A lot of us get caught up in the latest and greatest craze of photo gear. I’ve noticed that a lot of people are forgetting about capturing a great image from the start. How many times have you heard people say..“Oh we will fix that in post” and “Photoshop can fix that”. Stop it. Stop trying to make everything in focus and sharp. Stop dumping money in gear. Stop trying to be perfect.
My favorite camera? My iPhone. Why? Because it’s always on me when i need it. See something interesting? Take a picture of it, throw a filter on it, done. No more hauling a big camera with a million buttons on it. Just point, shoot, and share.
Did a very simple shoot yesterday with a great model. Just a camera and two lenses. No strobes, just artificial light. Wardrobe was picked out by my MUA and I a couple days before. We went for a rebellious girl look. Location was Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. I think the shoot turned out great and met all out expectations. The wardrobe flowed well with its surroundings and the makeup was awesome. Sometimes, less is more!
Another quick lighting set up. This was done in studio in between a shoot.
One of the models walked past the light source in the corner of the room and i really liked the way it backlit her. I noticed the rolling cart and decided to throw some of my equipment and bags on it as props. You can see an old 4x5 in the background ;) I like to dirty up the frame so i added a couple of c-stand in the foreground. I dragged a continuous fluorescent light in a medium soft box and had it light the cart from about 6 feet away. I grabbed the model and had her sit and told her to follow the camera. I moved around until i saw the light i wanted and shot 5 frames. This shot took all of 5 minutes =)
Camera was a 5D II with a 85L at 2.0. ISO speed of 1250.