I decided to take a promo shot for RocPinUps and RCRD. I started with my fill light. Added my background and fill lights. Focused on posing and then edited in LR…5 images or ‘clicks’ later and 5 minutes at the computer… Bam! Done and posted to social media.
These images show the portrait process and the image with the final edits….this is how I do what I do.
Setting up for Sunday’s Maternity Portrait … Yes, I begin set up that early sometimes!
We have a Maternity Portrait coming up within the week. We are shooting for a silhouette. I photographed her first maternity portrait several years ago. Now … for Maternity Portrait #2.
Professional photographers always continue to learn in order to better their craft. But it’s turning around and passing along that which we have learned, that allows for better images for everyone. In life, it’s a necessity to keep learning; to stay ahead. It shouldn’t be any different in our professions.
He also spends time with other like-minded professional photographers. Honing their craft together offers a greater pool of knowledge to swim in and so often it is completely refreshing. Their time together is always about solving problems. Whether it’s about lighting, the marketplace, or troubleshooting equipment, more heads are always better than one.
When does the hobbyist become the craftsman? When the choice is made to develop a passion into an art.
Regarding the creative: never assume you’re the master, only the student. Your audience will determine if you’re masterful.- Don Roff