This weekend i did 2 maternity sessions and some headshots for a friend. I saw SUCH an improvment in my images that i was beside myself with glee. The mat sessions were so relaxed and fun, both moms wanted to be a bit more risqué since they knew i was PB'ing. My friend was patient and let me fiddle with my camera working on different things. I REALLY tried to pay attention to where the sun was and positioning her accordingly. GOOD LIGHT/EXPOSURE REALLY MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR IMAGES!! and it cuts down on your post work time too. I know that's something we all already know, and i knew too, but when you actually SEE the results from it, its a bit of an "A-HA!!!" moment
So now I'm off my cloud and looking for CC on the headshots (will post the maternity later tonight). During this session i was working on spot metering (um, love this mode, hopefully I did it right), toggling my focus points (best thing i could ever learn!) and even shot as wide as 2.8 and got some pretty good focus(for me personally) and use of my reflector. Please let me know about colour issues, composition (still a weakness). Plays are welcome if anything stands out to you i think the images are big enough. Edited in LR, sharpened for web.
shot at 6:00p.m.-7:30ish (evening light is so very YUMMY! I leaned on the warm side in post for the sunnier images
1. I don't know the settings for this one, pulled from my facebook
2. again, from facebook...how is the conversion?
3. ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/500 shot with the 50mm
4.ISO 640, f/2.8, 1/1250 The dress is blown, is it bad??
5.ISO 640 f/3.5 1/250
and really, how could i not include my favourite model...i love when i can see my reflection in their eyes!
ISO 640, f/2.8, 1/1250, 50mm lens