So, it’s that time again. Xmas done, the New Year is upon us.
What does that entail for you?
The general rule of thumb appears to be that you have to torture yourself in January – no drinking, three miles a day on the treadmill (ok, that’s a minimum), eat sensibly and whatever else a person can dream up.
Photographically at least the plan seems a little less daunting; strobes, continuous lighting, seamless backgrounds and a little more varied clientele.
After the ‘Miss Gardner’ shoot it seemed pretty simple, buy a decent quality background and train, diffuse the bounced light from hotshoe flash and we are in business.
Er….not quite. I forgot the Degree in Physics, which I don’t have.
So, back to square one. I returned the Lastolite HiLite background and have decided to concentrate on the flash system first. Once I have a better working knowledge of what is required for studio style portraits I will address the issue of portable studio and progress accordingly. Hopefully before the summer as I have a charitable idea that may be of interest to ‘The Friends Of Deadville’
Until then the growing database of potential clients will have to suffice with ‘lifestyle’ portraits.
(I’m sure environmental is a little different again right Nianys?)
P.S Nianys did laugh when I mentioned a return to a more puritanical form of the hobby – one camera (entry level) couple of portrait lenses and a flash – for a year. Surely that would show exactly the ratio of gear to talent/skill.
She laughed. A lot.
All the best for 2014 Mr H. xx