Monday, October 25, 2010

My first real Photoshoot - WERK

Last Friday was a very special day in my calendar. My very first real photoshoot as a photographer. It was for a schooltask of a stylist, her topic was air and we were aiming at shooting airy shots in a fally environment. We had some serious luck with the weather, bright blue sky, sunshine and light wind, I couldn't have ordered it better! The model was a friend of mine and my assistant was one of my classmates at school. (to whom I send a huge thank you for all his help and support, the pictures would have never turned out the way they did without his help!) I used a Nikon D300 mostly with a fix 50mm 1.8 lens, a Nikkor SB 600 flash and a homemade softbox. Well trust me on this... the 50 mm lens is one to invest in!!The good news is that it's a totally affordable one for around 80 - 100 euros. Overall the shoot went really smooth and in the end I couldn't believe that I made the photos that were in the camera. Curious of the results? Head over to Gypsy*Diaries for the full spread!

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Face your Pocket

We are starting to receive a crazy amount of homework in school! One of them was to scan (yes I mean with the scanner!!!) our faces with object that belong to us or feel special to us. The idea was originated by the Face your Pocket website and while I was not a  big fan of the task I must admit I had fun thinking about the items I wanted to include. The second part of the task was to make the same scan BUT showing us in 20 years.

I wanted my palm to have a central location on the post because the future that is still ahead of me. I included items like my I heart my Blog bag, my passport and two cutout pieces referring to possibilities and Budapest. My Nikon remote also has an important part as today I mostly take pictures of myself using the remote.


Vogue and Conde Nast refer to the type of magazines I'd love to work for in 20 years. My passport is constant in my life and so is my Nikon. I put on glasses to show the pass of time and included a dice and a ballon, typical kids games to reflect on my desire to be a mom of many kids by then. :)

It's a crazy but great task as it really forces you to think about yourself and about who you want to be, not to mention how it makes you think about image composition! Wanna try? :)

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Week 2

The week I got scared. After the introductory first week we started with classes like photo technology and archaic photography (aka camera obscura and pinhole camera). Things really sped up and I started to be a bit worried for not understanding many of the very basics of photography like blende, shutter speed or ISO and spent my evening researching after school (looks like we were supposed to know these things already). I feel like there are thousands of puzzle pieces floating in my head and I really need to pull myself together to be able to complete the big picture. We also received a lot of homework this week, we have to make a kind of camera obscura and a pinhole camera! I've yet to do the pinhole camera but I can show you the results from my camera obscura project!

The idea is that if you manage to darken a room and let light in on only a small hole than if you hold a white paper or cloth in front of that hole you will see the reflection of the "view" upside down reflecting on the paper. Quite frankly I did NOT want to belive it on class but I guess seeing is believing, right? :)
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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Model Portfolio

Last Sunday we spent the whole rainy day with an amazing team in the studio doing two model portfolios. The guys were great and I have to say I think I'm getting better and better in assisting. :) Moving the set, setting up the lights, adjusting the color and power... I'm getting into the swing of things! :) Love love love my sidejob and love "my boss" Vivi!!! :D She is so talented and I can learn so much from her! The portfolios turned out great don't you think?

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