Once in the studio, I decided to tether via Capture One. Not gonna lie, that’s a great way to shoot. Although, the Sony and Capture One will only allow you to save to the computer and not the SD card when tethered. That can be a bit scary. I would prefer both. But I loved being able to see the photos on the monitor as I took them. It was easy to see if eyes were closed or something looked off or the focus didn’t hit.
The first day was a bit off. I had not communicated well with my makeup artist, so she was not there for the first model. In addition, the model herself was nervous and unsure of herself. None of my models were professionals, so it was expected. I tried to ease her mind. But I admit, I had my own bit of nerves, since I had never done anything like this before. My friend who owned the studio was sick and had to go to the doctor. I felt a little edgy with him not there, but it was probably for the best. I tend to learn more when I have to figure something out on my own. We managed it, though. And I think we did a fine job of it.
She had to leave early since she had to go into work, so I was left hanging around with no model for awhile. I tried to do some still life work. But I think I froze up and couldn’t think of a single thing. I am regretful of that. I wish I would have planned that better.
So, the next model and makeup artist showed up. The model is trying to become a professional model and I was her first job. She’s definitely on the right track. They were both fantastic! Working with them made me feel a little better about the whole thing. Remember what these dresses looked like before? Here are some pics from day 1. Stay tuned for day 2.