HOW TO: PHOTOSHOOT

Saturday, February 6, 2016


Recently, my friend Rachael came over to my house, and we conducted a little photoshoot in my house and yard. It was partially so my blog could have actual images instead of just all graphics, and partially for fun. Since you'll already be seeing the "for-blog" images we took, I thought it might be fun to share how we went about this photoshoot + the (unedited) results.



1. ONE PART PLANNING, TWO PARTS SPONTANEOUS

I had a general idea of what I wanted to do, and I picked out the different kinds of clothes that I wanted to wear, but besides that it was very go-with-the-flow--we did whatever we thought would look good. Your surroundings play a huge factor into how your pictures turn out, particularly if you're doing it outside, so it's always best to be flexible. The shots that turned out the best were developed around one of Rachael's ideas, and those are the ones I'm going to show you today.






2. IT'S A CREATIVE COLLABORATION

I was the model for most of the shoot (I did take some pictures of Rachael, and it must be noted that she looked way better than I did in any of mine), but the photos are not only about how the subject looks, but also how the photographer approaches the subject. Rachael was the one who had the idea of doing the silhouette, and she did all the operational work--I just played with my hair (literally).





3. FOR EVERY 10 BAD SHOTS, THERE IS 1 GOOD ONE

I honestly can't tell you how many I deleted because I looked bad. Looking good is hard. Double chins and flat faces trip you up. Silhouettes and black-and-white will be your saviors. 

Don't be afraid to take bad pictures. The good ones are worth it.





4. HAVE FUN.

The pictures often unconsciously reflect the attitudes + emotions of the people who are in them and who take them. Make sure you're having fun. Because isn't that why we all enjoy doing these kinds of things? 


do weird things. + stay tuned for more photos. because trust me, there's a lot more where these came from.





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