Taking too many photos has been one major problem with my photo sessions. I’m planning on launching my photography business next Spring. With that will come clients and multiple sessions, hopefully. Which means I won’t have all day to edit tons of photos. So, as I begin to stock my portfolio here, I am doing so with purpose.
1. Nail the photo session with as few photos as possible.
2. Limit the amount of photos I edit to a small portion.
3. Choose only the best from that portion as my final portraits.
These were a few of my favorites from our school session…
And my favorites of all…
I can tell I am rusty when it comes to photo sessions, so you can learn from my mistakes.
1. Always set your camera back to original settings after you shoot anything. I made the mistake of leaving my ISO bumped up to 1000 after shooting a soccer game while I was loosing light. In return these photos turned out grainy. I’m okay with that because I wanted a shabby-chic look to them.
2. Give yourself more time than you think you will need. I almost always shoot in a location where I know there will be shade to work with before we move out into the sun. For this particular session I wanted to shoot in the shade because I liked the sunlit leaves. But we ran out of light faster than I wanted.
3. Know your lenses. This really isn’t an issue for me anymore since I only shoot with three lenses, my 50mm, a borrowed 10-24mm, and my 18-105mm. Why is it important to know your lenses? Well, my 10-24 tends to blow out highlights, so with that lens I tend to underexpose just a bit to compensate. My 50mm gives me the best control over depth of field, and bokeh. And, my 18-105 is my go to lens. Gasp, I know I don’t just love my primes.
I’m not listing my favorite post this week. Instead you’ll have to head on over to my Life Through the Lens Pinterest board to see who I choose.
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