And yes, these shoots provide us a chance to try some fun editing stuff, go beyond what we might normally do for portraits and work on something more stylized and larger than life(not that you have to do much editing when it comes to Miss. C, who is absolutely lovely!).
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Letting out my inner geek | Charlotte Portrait Photographer
So, let’s face it, photographers are all a little geeky. I mean, really, how long do you really want talk about things like ISO, f-stops, exposure, focal points, optics except photographers (and maybe astronomers)? 30 seconds? 2 seconds? Never? Well, I could talk about this all day, as my loving husband can attest.
As a result, on the weekends, you can often find groups of photographers with various amounts of equipment and a model or two out and about experimenting with different lighting and posing techniques. Studying composition, proper exposure, and all the rest of the elements of a good photo that all photographers find totally fascinating.
And I'm just as geeky as the next one. Not only do I know too much about Asimov's rules of robotics, and may be a little too in love with Joss Whedon for my husband's comfort, but I also spend much of my 'spare' time pouring over books on natural light vs. strobe lights vs. continuous lights.
So this weekend, when two mentors of mine, who happen to be one of my favorite Charlotte area fashion photographers as well as a fabulous strobist (who happened to be responsible for my current profile picture) invited me to join them at a steampunk-themed shoot with one of my favorite models, who was I to say no? (Ok, well, maybe I begged them incessantly until they finally agreed to let me tag along! Thanks guys!!!)
And so we met at the studio and had a great time putting together her outfit, makeup and accessories before deciding to head out to the Mint Museum, one of my personal favorite places to shoot (introduced to me by another amazingly talented photographer friend – hey, we’ve got a lot of talent here in Charlotte).
So these images may be a little different than my normal collections, but I really do enjoy these photo shoots and hope to do many more of them in the future (in fact, dear clients, you may be asked to help me out with one or two!). Of course, I still absolutely love all my families and babies, but it's always fun to get away and try something different!