I managed to find a better photo of the studio where I’ll be shooting on March 17th. So far I’ve had two friends say they are game, which is great, but even if they back out on me I’ll be ready to use myself as the model again.
I went through my costumes this morning after finding this great shot of the studio’s porch:
Based on seeing that shot, I pulled together a set on Polyvore of what look I’m going for. I took quick iPhone photos of some costumes I thought would work as well as finding online photos of some other pieces I can pull together.
I know it’s not technically “Victorian,” but I’m visualizing something rather ghostly, as if the models are blending the past with the present. Or something. Of course, I realized after I booked the appointment that I screwed up and chose an 11 AM to 2 PM slot, which is exactly the worst time of day to shoot outdoor photos, so today I scooted on over to Amazon and downloaded a book titled, amusingly enough, “Shooting in Sh*tty Light,” to help combat this. I’m just one chapter in, and am already learning a ton about outdoor portrait photography that I wish I’d known before. I think I’ll be in good shape for this shoot, but just in case, it’s fortunate both of my friends are easygoing and have already accepted that I might totally mess up all the shots, and they’re OK with it. They’re also creative-minded and will have ideas of their own, which is great. Makeup might be an issue as they both want me to do theirs, so that’s going to take some time, but hopefully we can figure out a way to get that done before showing up at the space. If not we can do it there, and maybe I can do one of them while the other follows along, or something. Or perhaps I could send them instructions…? I don’t know – any ideas you all have about how to pull this off, feel free to share. I’m making this whole thing up as I go, as usual.
Oh, and on Wednesday I should have my new 50mm lens in my possession! I’m excited as it’s been awhile since I got something new. Between the new lens and learning to shoot in outside light, I’ve got tons to keep me busy for now. You’re probably going to be seeing a lot more of other people and less of me in the future, but we’ll all have to deal with that and move on. Or maybe not – I probably need to try out a lot of these new techniques and the new lens on myself first.