This photo shoot was in May of this year (2015) and was my 1st ever . I had the privilege of photographing this sweet little girl for her 1st birthday. I also decided to use these images for my final in one of my digital photography classes. I shot with natural light and a diffuser (seen in featured image before editing) . As I am posting this I realize I have not made a real effort to try and do another of these but with more creativity. I learned a few things in this shoot and i will share.
1st : I took wayyyyy to many pictures ! I shot her 2 days in a row and had more than 4 THOUSAND images from which less than 50 were good or acceptable. So in the future , I will give my shooting more thought. Shoot right and keep it reasonable.
2nd : The sun can kill a shoot if you do not manage the light correctly. This afternoon was BURNING hot and I shot for 3 hrs under direct afternoon sunlight. It was hard to avoid shadows and the heat had us exhausted (even though sweet Valentina was a champion and never cried or complained) and creativity left my brain after being dehydrated.
3rd: P A T I E N C E – work with the light, look for the correct position of your light source and poses.
I will definitely have to do this again and hopefully the next time around my images will be more Fun !