Monday, October 24, 2011
I was so excited last week to be able to bring two of my gorgeous friends to downtown LA's Union Station to take pictures of them. It was a very different experience for me. I'm used to shooting people in pretty parks, not crowded train stations! We did get stopped by security a couple times--technically, you need a permit to shoot there, but we told them we were students and they were pretty nice about it. Just told us to try to not block any paths or anything.
Finding light was also a whole new experience. It wasn't about finding the usual "golden hour", we needed bright window light! I have soo many pictures to sort through still, but here's one so far that I like.
And for my Photo Tip: In this tunnel shot, the light source (bright sunlight at the end of the ramp) was directly behind her. I used this reflector to bounce some light back onto her face. I used the silver side because there wasn't much light, and I needed to reflect as much as possible. Because of this, I was able to get some nice catchlights in her eyes. It also helped me get a better exposure on her skin without having to completely blow out the entire background. Part of the light is still blown out but I didn't mind that too much. Reflectors can really help add light when you need it!
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