I was meant to be doing a shoot today but because of traffic mayhem we decided to postpone. It would have only been my third model of the year and I was quite looking forward to it because I had come up with a couple of new ideas to try out which may have prevented me from getting bored like in my previous shoot a month ago. Oh well another day spent being busy doing nothing.
I’m still really struggling with the updates. Plenty of excuses. I’ve not been well, the weather, the football, no sleep, no models. I’m sure I could dream up a few more too. I’ve fallen back on 4 girls who provided me with more than enough usable content when visiting the Chateau de Vaughan and I’m sure it won’t be the last time they come to my rescue.
A month or so back I had the opportunity to try out some new on camera fill-in flash settings both outdoors and indoors. I’m not sure if they worked out better than previous attempts but 2 obvious failings plague me whatever set-up I use. The first is positioning the model to prevent her from squinting in the bright sunlight. I usually end up moving into the shade which can then negate the need for fill-in flash which defeats the object of the exercise I suppose. The second problem is how to avoid the harsh shadows when working with on camera flash indoors. I’ve found getting the balance between ambient light and fill-in flash far more miss than hit. I really should spend more time on this but I lack the patience.
With the longest day almost upon us I thought it was about time I picked up the camera again. Okay I have done a couple of test shoots with a muse but nothing really serious. My casting calls threw up nothing eye-catching so I booked a model I had already worked with from a couple of years back. The session got off to a slow start because I had difficulty remembering what camera settings to use and it came to an early end when I found I had lost interest in the subject matter. Yes, I’ve reached the age where naked young ladies don’t excite me anymore! I’m now sat here wondering whether I should sell my camera gear or wait to see if the numbness passes over.