Saturday, December 30, 2017

Backlit Portrait


I recently tried my hand at some portrait photography, which I've been interested in doing for a while. Looking through 650+ photos with a virtual magnifying glass was a frustrating process, because it constantly reminded me that even though I had prepped myself on what not to do, I probably made every mistake short of accidently formatting my memory card. A large part of it was nerves, I found it hard to stay patient with less than 1.5 hrs of daylight. Relying on another person was also uncomfortable for me, even though I have to deal with other people at work (directors/editors/producers), storyboarding is ultimately a solitary endevour.

After 2 days of culling and editing I did end up with a couple decent shots and writing a list of everything I did wrong made me want to have another crack at it.

Watching: Baby Driver by Edgar Wright, L'Assassino by Elio Petri, Colossal by Nacho Vigalondo, Bridge of Spies by Steven Spielberg
Reading: Artemis by Andy Weir
Listening to: Peace - Black Power, Bernard Fanning Brutal Dawn, The War on Drugs - Slave Ambient, Something for Kate - The Official Fiction, Mavis Staples - If All I Was Was Black, The Decemberists - Long Live The King E.P

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