Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Outdoor Wedding Photography

Since I shoot weddings solo it was a ton of work shooting two in one week. So many files and post production to work on!

It wasn't too difficult to shoot the first wedding when the two getting married both model and are friends of yours. Makes things a tad bit easier! Kris and Ty (in the image posted) chose this area to shoot in which I have never been to before. I brought with me portable power and two strobes.

I needed both strobes on almost full power to balance out the sunlight in the background. It was really REALLY bright out that day! I used my camera and light meter to get exposures correct buuuut my light meters battery is dying and it's readings are not accurate. So, I had to squint to see my histogram and used my instincts.

To my surprise the exposures came out excellent! All I needed to do was bump the color warmer and clean up some junk on the ground.

Congratulation Kris & Ty on your marriage! You two totally rock!

Canon 20D
1/125 @ f/10

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Photography Everywhere

I have been traveling for the past week and a half with my camera and it has been a blast. I'm learning more everyday how much I really do enjoy photography.

I decided to take on a couple of shoots, two weddings, and a whole lot of traveling over 15 days. It doesn't seem like that much work until those 1,000+ images are filling up the hard drive and 1:1 previews are rendering on my 6 year old computer.

It seems like it will take 15 days to get the images prepared! It most likely will! I only have to slow down on traveling and taking on too much work until I get caught up in post. But, it happens. I'm keeping this ball rolling at least for awhile. It really comes down to updating and tightening my work flow and thing should become less backed up.

Before I owned a camera or knew how one even worked, I was a full time digital retoucher for several years. The only reason I purchased a camera is because I was sick of fixing so many 'common' photography errors. I was set on getting things right in the camera. Well, the tables have turned a bit. Now I'm almost shooting more then I can get done in post. I'm actually quite excited about this for it's sort of allowing me to feel like a photographer. Maybe someday I can get those silly "say cheese" lines down and be a pro! That's what pros do...right?


The above is Pieya from 2007.