Monday, May 7, 2012
First off, at the end of the month I am going to be out of the country for a week! I'm so excited about my trip! I first started this blog after a trip to Paris thinking I'd partly use it as a travel blog (hence the title!) It ended up being a photography blog and the title of my blog makes no sense (I should probably change it one of these days!) But I'm excited to have an awesome travel experience to post about for a while. (If anyone feels like guessing my destination, the initials are M.P....which is a place within the country, not the country itself!)
Anyways, I'd love to feature a guest blogger or two while I'm gone, especially one for Tips & Pics. It can be anything photography or editing related. If you're interested shoot me an e-mail or leave me a comment and let me know! I would need the post ready by May 23rd.
Ok, so for this week's Tips & Pics I wanted to show you a pull back shot (SOOC) from a maternity shoot I did a couple weeks ago and talk a little about light.
At the time of day I shot this, the sun was too bright and harsh for her to face directly. I needed open shade but the shade was pretty spotty everywhere. I ended up leaning her up against this post so no sun spots would hit her face (tho you can see them on her arm.) To keep it from being too dark I used this 5-in-1 Reflector with the gold side out to reflect some nice even warm light onto her face. Since it's too hard to hold a reflector and shoot, and because I don't have a stand for my reflector, I used these super cheap but awesome Muslin Clips to clip my reflector to my tripod! It worked out very nicely!
Here are two resulting shots from the set-up above.