Continuing my “Sneakers and Jerseys Portrait Series” it’s shoot number 2 and we were shooting with two young and bubbly girls Erika and Peishi. You might have seen Erika from the last shoot we did with her alone. I shoot with different group of photographers and MUA this time. Although all of us literally work in the same company before and we are all friends, I purposely did create two groups to make two different photo shoots whichever we can agree on and we prefer it that way so we can concentrate more on shooting when it is less crowded. The team consisted of me, Marc Patrick Perez, Nick Jeperson Hernandez and Jospher Obispo. Our MUA was also Jospher as she takes two roles for the group. Marc Patrick Perez and his wife Jelyn also helped in doing the hair for the girls. Special thanks to Marc and Jelyn for letting us shoot their space including their bedroom and what is worth mentioning was the delicious cupcake by Jelyn. Thanks guys.
We shoot at 3 different locations in the house. Location 1 was the emergency exit staircase, then the bedroom and the hallway which all had 3 different lighting conditions and we managed to shoot and get the light that we want. It was very challenging shooting at the staircase because for some reason, our cameras were having a hard time focusing on our subjects. We tried it before the shoot and it worked. I realized that by the time we had to shoot the model, the daylight became dimmer than usual as clouds covered the skies and not much ambient light getting in the staircase area.
Above: The before and after photos of Erika and Peishi
Shooting at the bedroom was different. Instead of turning on the lights, from the room itself, we thought of letting the window curtain open and shoot against the light. We were actually looking for a dramatic lighting but It seemed too difficult to pull off. I have not done my edits for the shoots on this part as of writing this portion of the blog but we’ll see if I can bring more drama to the photos using shadows when I do the post processing of the photos.
We were using 1-2 light setup and luckily, we were using the same flash trigger so we were able to capitalize in using the one main light with the umbrella and a slave flash to separate the subject from the background. The downside was, we can’t shoot at the same time as the flash doesn’t work that way and we have to take turns in pressing our shutters.
Everyone had their own contribution in posing the models as well as making them feel comfortable during the process. We enjoyed working each other and had good laughs during the duration of the shoot. Some bloopers happened as what a normal shoot goes and it makes it more alive and more natural.
I can’t wait to see the outcome and post my photos when I’m done.
Shoot number 2 has finished and looking forward for number 3. Stay tuned and get updated with my shoots by entering your email from the subscription box on the right.
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