I got hooked up with a Meet-Up group called NW Glamour Photography. Its a group that requires membership so the members are serious about photography but are fun to shoot with none the less. This was a Mardi Gras theme with a lot of MAU’s to help get the models set up. I was really impressed with the organization of the shoot, they had 4 different stations set up and shoots going on at just about all of them.
It was faster paced than what I’m use to shooting. We all had pocket wizards for triggers. We were assigned a number between 1 and 4 and that’s the group we shot with. When the model was ready, the shooting begun with one photog popping after another.
If you weren’t fast enough someone would steal the flash and you end up with a black photo or under exposed at best. During some setup’s I just shot ambient light and gave up on the strobes.
But, once you got use to this method of shooting it wasn’t all that bad. I took my time, got some one-on-one time with some models as time permitted, and was able to adjust light position and power. This group had an emphasis on glamour and the results reflect that with the type of editing – skin softening, brightening the eyes, etc., that was expected.
All and all, it was a fun shoot and I really did learn a lot on this type of shooting and picked up some editing skills that I would never had tried had I not had these types of expectations set. I would highly recommend the NW Glamour Photography group if you are looking for this type of skill.
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