I went out on a walk with my daughters today with the intention of taking some photographs and uploading them. It has been quite a while since I have photographed anything for my own recreation. Truth be told, after August (my second month as a freelancer) I just didn’t seem to have the time…
Its nice to start again:
I have finally assembled and readied a studio within a stone’s throw from my house. It needs better ventilation but otherwise, it is a room which can be rendered completely dark.
One of my earliest projects was to try and capture the butterfly light effect under the nose of a portrait subject. There are so many videos on YouTube about the techniques for the classic looks (Rembrandt, Split Light, Butterfly etc.) as well as equipment (Softbox vs Hard Flash etc.).
I went for the overhead softbox in order to try and capture a slight / subtle butterfly light. Methinks that the technique would require more compliant subjects though…
This is a brief post on advertising.
My first web post is up for a year and I am advertising on a site called “Anglo List.”
The site is aimed at English speaking immigrants in Israel and perhaps it is a good idea to advertise within my linguistic group before anything else. There are over 10000 members in the “Anglo-List” facebook group and a fair number of English speaking immigrants from my area northwards.
Bear in mind that I live in the South of Northern Israel, so working in the centre is also a viable option for me.
My wife and I recently went on a Cruise from Israel to Cyprus. It certainly brought back memories from my contract with Celebrity Cruises in 2008.
Well, this is my last post about this exhibition. It was a great experience – so until the next one, enjoy the slideshow 🙂
It was a wonderful experience to put together my first exhibition and the feedback was really positive.
I am posting the images from the exhibition here for anyone who is interested. There will also be a slideshow posted about it.
Well, somebody saw herself in my photo exhibition – I think that she was pretty impressed!
This little exhibition is drawing to an end in a couple of weeks and it has me thinking and pondering what theme or style I should go for next year.
So last night, Mrs Findlay joined me for her first assignment as a professional magnet cutter. Now, magnets may not be my end goal as a portrait photographer BUT:
- In general: there is a large demand for magnet photography at events
- Last night was a fun evening with lovely clients
- The wife cuts a mean magnet
There are numerous ways to provide a quality product. My own method (which I am happy to share) involves:
- A combo of a my Nikon D750 with a D3400 as backup, black rapid strap, speedlight flash and memory cards
- The Canon Pixma 7250 printer
- A laptop with Lightroom
- Guillotine / Paper Cutter
- 260g Glossy A4 paper
- Laminating Sheets
- A4 magnets
Obviously, I have other back up gear, and the magnet frames are designed in Adobe Photoshop.
My fellow photographers, this is a great way to get into the biz and start earning your way as a professional photographer.