The deeper I get into the photography world, the more I learn all the little sayings that photographers have adopted and said through the ages. One of the first that I heard was “Fix it in post.” This week I’m focusing on how not to have to fix it in post.
The question I’m asking this week is… How can I focus on lighting, composition, environment, camera settings, and posing to allow post processing to be optional?
I’ll never completely abandon post processing because I love what it can do to change the mood and tone of an image. But I’m pretty pleased with the results from yesterday and today’s shoots. I used the same set up today that I described yesterday.
AND I did NOT fix it in post today. In fact, I did nothing in post to any of these images except add the watermark. I’m telling you that 149 days ago I would not have posted images without fixing them in post. I lacked the courage and confidence, not to mention everything I have learned on this photo a day challenge. These four images are straight out of the camera.
So, there you have it. Let’s NOT fix it in post… it’s worth a shot. And it’ll challenge you in ways you may have never been challenged before.
Today’s images: My son decided he wanted to do a photo shoot today. He’s been fascinated with the camera since he was able to pick one up. After seeing the Teen Identity photo shoot in our studio this weekend, he’s been asking to do photo shoots every day with lights, camera and action. These shots were the result of a short ten minute session where we took turns shooting one another under the lights. He should have the 10,000 hours it takes to become a master by the time he’s a teenager!
Specs: 50 mm, 1/160 @ f/5, ISO 200, 2 soft box lights, white seamless background
Manual: Page 27—Navigating the Menus
Images: Looked at an album of images shared with me on Facebook by a very close friend of mine. Fascinating.