The last installment.

This time we came across this car park in the CBD, and thought it would be perfect for some more urban-eque images. To be honest, I’m still trying to find my style, and how I want my images to define me as a photographer and a person. Sometimes I’ll be in the mood for something with a lot of green or blue undertone, with more shadows and a grungy feel. While, other times, I’m a fan of bright and airy images with soft light and a more warm mood. Is it bad to like two different styles? I feel like it all depends on my client, or what sort of shoot I’m doing. I know that a lot of people say that you should just have one specific style that you should stick to so that you don’t confuse potential clients. But at the moment, I don’t even know who my target market is.

Right now all I want to do is shoot my friends, and have fun while doing so.

To be honest, I'm still trying to find my style, and how I want my images to define me as a photographer and a person.

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A happy median.

This is probably my favourite set of photos from the day. After studying them after I finished editing them, I realised why. There’s the right balance between shadows and mood, and light and airy. I love how the light is harsh, but at the same time a little soft around her face. The darkness of the parking lot behind her adds an edge to an otherwise okay photo.

I like how I added green undertones to those shadows, but kept the sky and shadows in the light parts of the image a bright blue, as well as adding a bit of warmth with yellow undertones in the highlights.

My only problem with these images is that I wasn’t aware of how the light and shadows were falling on her face, and that’s definitely something that I need to work on and take into account before I start getting overly excited and just snap away without thinking.

Posing.

Also, I want to touch on the subject of posing. When I’ve asked friends to take photos for me, all they had to do as focus and shoot. I would always post myself as it’s something that I feel natural doing. It wasn’t until I started shooting other people that I realised how important it was for me to direct them into certain poses. And it’s difficult! This is another aspect of photography that I need to work on as well. I find it difficult to see final images in my head before shooting, and it’s something I need to be more aware of. It’s also quite awkward trying to describe to someone how you want them to look, and there’s a big importance between directing someone and telling them specific things to do with their face and limbs.