In my FIRST EVER vlog post I take you on a typical outdoor portrait shoot with a model at a local park here in Los Angeles, California. I describe what I'm doing and why, as if you were a friend tagging along with me.
It isn't a tutorial where I tell you what to do. It's meant to be a window on my own personal workflow, technique, and approach to shooting outdoor portraits where you can maybe hear a few tips and ideas.
If my vlog inspires you to grab your camera and go out to shoot then I'll be thrilled!
A big thank you to Valeria and Ashley for helping to make this shoot possible. They have fascinating backgrounds and I encourage you to follow them on Instagram...
Valeria (model) - @valeriabnyc
Ashley (video) - @ashleymorey
1. Outfit 1: white sweater - primark, green striped pants - H&M, beige top - Michael Kors, shoes - Kate Spade
2. Outfit 2: dress - N.Y. boutique, shoes - Tally Weijl
Outfit 3: dress - Rebeca Taylor, shoes - Talky Weijl
Outfit 4: top - Ralph Lauren, skirt - Cat & Jack, shoes - Tally Weijl
WILDLIFE:: Pacific Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer)
Camera - Canon 5D markiii
Lens #1 - Canon 70-200mm F2.8
Lens #2 - Canon 80mm F1.8
Flash - Canon 430EXII speedlite
Reflector - from Craigs List
Photography - I used Photoshop CS6 and ON1 Photo 10 photo apps for basic global and local enhancements, eg. add vignettes, refine exposure/contrast/saturation
Video - I used iMovie on my iMac
*I'm not sponsored and I don't receive compensation from any of the companies listed above