At the very end of May, I met up with model Safia Abdou (rep. Mosaic Model Management) and hair and makeup artist Emeline Ciani for a test shoot/mini editorial. We had an amazing time shooting together, and we produced some beautiful portraits and fashion shots that we were all really proud of!
A photo and video product shoot in Paris for a company that makes photography and videography gear? Sign me up!
I loved getting to create photo and video for iOgrapher in a way that so closely reflected how their customers might really use their products in Paris. The shoot felt very true to life, and both the model and I had a lot of fun with the gear.[Read more…]
Yesterday marks one year since I first registered my business in France.
Happy work anniversary to me!
One year in business—wow. And I almost let it go by without noticing. This has been a weird, hard, major learning curve kind of year. And I’m not done learning.
I was thinking yesterday about everything I’ve learned—the mistakes I’ve made, all the aspects of running a one-woman show that I’ve been figuring out, all the things I feel like I’ve done well at or let fall through the cracks.
But I kept coming back to one main thing: a lot of my first year as a professional, registered-in-France-and-in-it-for-real photographer was about doing new things and meeting new people. It was about expanding.[Read more…]
Focal Lengths 101: What Effect a Quick Lens Change Has On a Photo with the Eiffel Tower
I spend a lot of time talking to new photographers about things like when to use wide angle vs. telephoto lenses. But the differences between them can get hard to describe out loud. How do you explain to someone what “compressing the field of view” or “making things seem further away from each other” actually looks like in real life?
Even if you have a zoom lens—or multiple prime lenses—you might not be used to thinking of focal lengths in this way. It certainly took me quite a while to get used to.