Sunday, January 24, 2010

Quick shoot thoughts

Now for a quick run down of the shoot and my thoughts. Got there "early", 15 minutes before it said doors open for photographers. I was one of the last, and had a semi annoying spot, with no outlet. Wouldn't have been so bad if i hadn't forgotten my power stip, along with my pocket wizard (and other things, just too focused on the weather and spaced some things). *sigh* Luckily i had my Speedlight 430ex, sync cord and umbrella. It just determined the lighting i could use when i didn't have the grace of people letting me borrow theirs. I was afraid that it was going to be too cold in there, but with all the people and a big heat unit, i was actually too hot, and the cool air outside was a nice break at times. The models probably didn't feel the same though, but only a couple braved it out there with other photographers. Lots of awesome body painters, with some jaw dropping art, amazing models, and photographers who put me to shame. I tried to knock my shyness down and actually talk to people, which i did a bit. I had worked out in my head how to direct models and spent time studying how to do it. When it came time though, i froze. I was too afraid of saying or doing the wrong things, so i just said nothing and stammered when i did talk. Damn it. There was one model who was especially patient with me, and i give her credit. Most were awesome, with being understanding and all that. That's all i'm going to say about that. I fell humbled with the elaborate set ups most people had, and me with just an umbrella and flash with available light as fill. I think i got some awesome photos, but now the self doubt is kicking in, what if i really do suck and none of them are good? Gah, i need to stop that, but it's hard to fight. After taking pictures of the bunnies, who are awesome models as every picture of them looks good (hee), working with people is so damn different. I now have over 500 photos to go through, find the best, edit, all that. I may post one or two over on my 'other' photography site here, (do i have enough blogs here, lol) just to get opinions and show how pretty some the models and body art was. Quick thing i wanted to say, there were these headdresses made by one, and they were stunning just sitting on the shelf. I just wanted to get out a macro lens and get photos of them up close. Heh, yeah, i'm wondering if that's where my real passion in photography is, i seem to go crazy with macro. So it also got me wondering if i'm jaded or what, surrounded by many gorgeous girls who were walking around naked, here i am looking at the equipment, artists and one of the cute make-up artists cute hoodie with cat ears. Well, i can't say i live a boring life. ;)

Anyway, off to sort through them, this may take a while. ;)

edit: Hey Andy, there is a thing called Paragraphs, lol. ;)

1 comment:

Battlescars said...

lol Sounds like you had a good time. No place like home though.