Another portrait assignment in the studio and this time we had to photograph a bride in her wedding dress. I was excited / nervous about this assignment because most of my ideas for bridal shoots are outdoors instead of inside a studio. However, I think I did a good job getting my creative ideas out in the studio. I wanted a simple bridal dress, simple bouquet and simple hair but I wanted the light to be the dramatic part of the shoot. It took me a while to get the lighting the way I wanted it but when I did I got some really amazing shots!
Why not apply the techniques you've learned in your classes in other real-world situations? One of the great things of being a photographer is that you always know how properly light scenes and use them for business and for fun. Some of my friends from the program and I went skating in Asheboro and decided to bring out two umbrellas, three flashes and take some awesome pictures and have an awesome time skating and taking pictures at the roller-rink. I've learned a lot about using off camera flash/lighting this semester and can't wait to use what I've learned while shooting receptions and events. It's this type of camera and lighting work that sets us apart from other photographers who don't know how to use OCF or other equipment along those lines.