I’m trying to work on as many portfolio shoots as possible so I have a larger body of work to hold on to when I finish my MA. Sadly, I don’t always have time to edit pictures right away and it’ll probably take me quite a long time to get to all of these.
So how to resist the urge of showing them around? Well, don’t. Edit them on your phone! I just downloaded my favourite shots onto my phone, popped some quick lighting, contrast and temperature adjustments on VSCOcam and then sent them back to myself. I really wanted to post something from this photoshoot with Ewelina (model) and Monika (make up artist) but I won’t have time to get around to edit them until probably end of next week.
We had a very relaxed shoot in a couple of hours in Ewelina’s apartment. I love these sorts of shoots because you get to have fun, get different shots into your portfolio and also help other young creative people like yourself get photographs for their own portfolio – in this case the person who contacted me was Monika, the MUA.
I will be posting the proper photographs as soon as I manage to edit them properly but for now here are my favourite shots quickly edited on an iPhone app!
I used a very affordable lighting kit (two softbox lights) which is what I also used for filming – click on the image to see the product page and specifications on Amazon.
If you don’t like that specific one, there’s also a ton of other options for lighting kits. I was just cheap and got two that would serve the purpose of continuous lighting (looking back now I should have gotten some dimmable ones or maybe something with a carry case, but you live and learn!). If you have any questions on how to get started with studio lighting, camera lenses or any other question really, drop me a comment below!