Hello buds and sprouts! Today I want to talk about what not to do while in the middle of doing a photoshoot yourself.
(also scroll past this blurb if you just came for photos)
1. Don't leave all the setup and lighting to the last minute. You'll be ready, vibing, looking great in makeup or whatever, then suddenly.. BAM... you're running around like a crazy chicken with your head cut off in high heels. Which isn't fun. Also you could have lighting issues where you just cant get it where you want to and then you have to spend hours, literal hours, trying to get it right(and still not getting it quite right)
2. If you're having trouble with the lighting, do not reset your camera settings... it is a trap.... you want to know why? Well ill tell you why! You'll be loving the shots, they look super cool, and blamo! You realize while editing that oh no! You forgot to change the photo size back to your standard and now you have to work with smaller photos, which is okay i guess but it makes it a lot harder, especially if you're shooting in camera raw normally and then have to use adobe bridge to find all the photos and open them to batch edit colour. Bleh.
Here are now some things i recommend:
1 . Preset your lighting and test the photos and settings before getting ready. It'll save you soooo much time and effort, especially since if you're like me getting ready gets you pumped up to do things!
2. Check your camera settings, is it on the right size?
3. Use canon connect, a mirror or a tv hooked to your camera to watch how you look in the camera, especially shooting yourself with a timer remote, you'll end up with far less out of frame shots that you look great in, but impossible to use.
Anyways... here are the non spicy versions of my Pumpkin Fox shoot! I had a ton of left over pumpkins from the fall harvest and figured I should do something with them before they rot.
Photos taken on Canon 6D