Long cold winter

March 27, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

   What a long, cold winter it's been! I typically like to shoot during the winter months but the cold temps kept me at bay. After deciding that outdoor shooting was going to be minimal at best, i decided to educate myself and practice on using portrait lighting. I set up some studio lights in a spare bedroom and went to work. Using my dog Lexi (who would never sit still) and myself as models was not optimal but sometimes you just need to use what's available. I learned a lot durng the last few months and would actually consider doing some portrait work. I think that it will also make a difference in the field during times where i want to add some fill flash to my photos. I love working the outdoor light. How you play the light angles and shadows can take a photo from "ok" to "spectacular".  It also takes some time when you are waiting for the right light.....you need to be willing to sit and wait but when you are outdoors it never seems to be so bad.....you gotta love nature!

Late last summer i began a deep dive into night sky photography. I'll continue that this year and maybe try doing some lengthy time lapse videos. Like i have always said, "it's a never ending education".

One thing i did learn this winter is that i am not capable of taking a decent self portrait. The lighting was fine but the model never seemed to gel with the camera. Maybe that is why i stay behind it.....

See ya soon

 


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