Wednesday, July 20, 2011
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My lovely friend Francesca asked me if I could take some pictures of her while she was working out. Personally, this is about the last time I'd ever want a camera pointed at me, but she just happens to look AMAZING when she works out! I actually took these quite a while ago and never really got around to editing them. The light in the room was so bad and made everything look yellow and it made everything a little challenging to edit. But I finally got around to it. This is quite different then any shoot I've done before so I'll give a few quick tips.
What I Learned
-I should've manually white balanced. I think this would've helped offset the horrible fluorescent lights.
-We were lucky enough to be in a private gym where we could move equipment around. I did my best to have her always facing the windows that had the most light coming through. If we weren't able to move equipment, I don't know what I would've done!
-Fitness equipment can act as a prop! I wish I had done more of that. I did a couple shots with weights but I think I could've incorporated equipment even more.
-I also liked the idea of getting shots of her doing interesting movements and exercises but it was difficult to do that and still get decent light and focus.
-I did think to ask her to bring different outfits and had her change part way through. I think this helped changed things up a bit.
-I think these all may have been better if she had been working out outside under natural light with prettier backgrounds, but I had to work with what I had! I tried to clone out distracting wires and outlets on the wall here and there.