Before I jump into my weekly dissertation, I have a little annoucement: I have so many wonderfully creative friends. I’m going to have them be my guest bloggers, starting tomorrow. Such an honor, really! Anyway, I’m going to try and have at least a few guest blogs a month, just to mix things up, and hear from some awesome people.
Now, on “happy accidents”.
On Saturday, I was practicing some bridal portrait lighting in the studio. I picked up one of my lenses that I haven’t used in a month or so, and forgot to actually dust it off. But dust can be used to the advantage of the photographer almost any time. Here’s what happened:
Actually, my reaction to the effect was way more priceless than the effect itself. I’m sure most photographers already knew about this technique. But me… I was beyond pleased. I ran around the studio showing everyone who would hold still the image on the back of my screen. I texted it to people, and kept on babbling about it. Jamie was amused, to say the least. I’m such a dork sometimes. She’s such a patient model. I was just pleased that I accomplished in camera what a lot of people spend plenty of time on in Photoshop. Not that I’m against editing. But I’m not really a fan of spending hours on end in front of my computer.
Here’s a few of the other portraits from that day, and a few from earlier in the week. I’m working on a whole series of brides in the studio right now, for a class. Jamie is just plain stunning. And look at the one of her back! Wow!
And then there’s Miss Erin Taylor. Freaking gorgeous. Stunning.
See you tomorrow. Well, Molly Lewis will be seeing you tomorrow, as my guest blogger! Holla.