So, there is a really good chance that I have a "lifestyle" fashion shoot coming up for a clothing retailer soon (holy cow! I know!) … and I'm just a teensy bit nervous about the whole thing. I know exactly the look I want to achieve with the photos… I'm just having a hard time believing that I can actually make that happen. But, apparently someone saw something in my pictures that made them believe it could be done, so I'm just going to feed off that!
To help ease some of the butterflies, I took my go-to fashion gal out for a practice photo shoot last week.I was trying to focus on "lifestyle" shots as opposed to the portrait shots that I dearly love… but when you've got such a beautiful subject, it's hard to keep the camera from going after those close ups!
This below was a fun little shot… the green blur is actually from the leaves of a plant I buried myself behind. I like the hazy effect it gave the picture.
Again, hard to ignore that perfect face ~
This one came out of the camera completely over-exposed… something about it still appealed to me.
The first is to BaCk Up!! I'm so accustomed to focusing on portrait shots, it's really hard for me to stand back - and when doing so, I need to adjust the settings to make sure I keep my subject in focus.
My second take away is possibly to plan an activity - although I tried to focus on more natural shots, they are still staged. Maybe next time I can make her run laps, vacuum my house, mow my lawn… or something like that!
Thanks Lauren for being such a trooper and letting me practice on you :)