On what was another rather chilly day, Jade had the idea of going to try and find this empty church she had heard about. It was a sunny day so I happily agreed and she put a casting out short notice in the morning. By the afternoon Shannon was with us and we were following some very vague directions passing enormous houses down narrow country lanes trying to find this place. By some chance we found it and I will definitely be returning there in the future for another photoshoot as it was brilliant!
I'm playing with symmetry a lot in my images at the moment, particularly for this type of portrait in the landscape. Finally found a great use for the Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art lens I've had for so long. Its by far the best lens I own, I just never used it.
Shannon was kind enough to put up with the cold bravely as Jade and I both experimented with a few things. Many thanks to her for coming along! Jade does get annoyed when we go out and I'm shooting her but she has no one to shoot. I keep telling her I'd put a dress on and model but it falls on deaf ears!
I recently bought a HUGE reflector, the intention was that I would take the outer layer off and use it as a big scrim. But it was useful for this just as a reflector. We found it to be much nicer than the small ones as it gave off a gorgeous big soft light. It is a bit of a pain in the ass to fold down though.
In an attempt to get more video content out there, I spent a lot of the time making videos. I'm still pretty new to video. This edit was a bit of an experiment as I did all the editing in Photoshop rather than Premier. So far I can really see the benefits of using Photoshop, primarily I'm just familiar with it. But there does seem to be some limitations even for basic edits like this, particularly with control of audio. I do however love the ability to use colour grading tools that I am already used to. That is a major plus, so perhaps I will use a combination of both in the future.
Thank you to Shannon Pagee