First Week of Photoshoots…Day One

On a trip to my hometown recently I’ve undertaken my first paid digital photoshoots – and it was terrifying! I was going to write down some notes for myself, start building up a portfolio and leave it at that, but I love recording my progress via. blogging, so why not?! So, for now at least, this blog is no longer just about the ‘roids.
I did four shoots over five days, but I won’t bore you with all of them at once – as I go through the editing process I’ll try and post once or twice a week explaining the process, hopefully helping others to learn through my mistakes and proudly displaying some of my favorite images.

Monday – Couple shoot with Michelle and Geoffery

couple portrait

Each client was sent a pinterest ‘idea board’ – this way clients had an opportunity to tell me if I was on the right track with the concept. Pinterest is a fantastic starting point for clients and Photographers alike. Here’s the link to the board.

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I was lucky enough to have beautiful weather – here in sunny Queensland it wasn’t too nippy for Michelle’s lovely dress even in the middle of winter. These photos were taken at one of Bundaberg’s beautiful beaches, Neilsons. After living in Sydney it amazes me how quiet it is!

 

Couple beach portrait

I’m no expert by any means, but I thought I’d leave a few notes on what went well and what I would’ve done differently.

Went well: Having a shot list and an organised idea of what I wanted to do for the shoot
Could have done differently: Had the list with me on the day – I ended up carrying quite a few things and though I had a fair idea of the contents of the list in the future I’d prefer to be more organised.
Went well: Moving around to a variety of different locations. The beach was the perfect setting for this as we had surf, sand, rocks and some greenery
Could have done differently: If the light ain’t right – MOVE! I do regret not taking more time to set up a chandelier shot. when i initially checked the location the light was fine, however when the shot was set up the light had moved.
Went well: Beautiful light at the end of the day (as you can see in the last photo) if anything I’d have moved the time slot back a bit further.

All in all I was happy with how the day went – best of all the clients seemed pleased too 🙂

Thanks for reading,

Clever Fox

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5 thoughts on “First Week of Photoshoots…Day One

  1. I’m right where you are when it comes to starting to freelance and do things like this! Slightly nerve wracking, no?

    Great job, I’m loving the light in the last two photos!

  2. tip of the day 🙂 when i do couples i ask them to lewk at the tree behind me etc etc a lot etc etc so they are not lewking directly into my cam,,,after the first shot i take of em lewking at me directly i have em lewk round a bit ..is interesting what ya come up with ,,, especially if ya have em jest be natural, and u walk round and take shots as they do whatevr it is they do… wunderful couple and kewl shots there ..i am sure all ur subjekts are very excited to see ur pics as all of mine always are 🙂 again keep on keepin on . young kids are the funnest of all to shot ya can get right in on whatevr they are doing they don’t care 🙂 so till again take care Q luv that first shot of them 🙂 is very kewl 🙂

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