This weekend I’ve got three photo shoots currently planned. One to reshoot the Etsy artist photo for my friend Molly, one with my friend Ashley (that one’s due to getting her to agree last semester to model for me since I modeled for her), and one with my friend Ginny. The one with my friend Ginny will actually be reshooting something I’ve already done in class because I was so focused on the assignment (shooting a model with and without glasses) that I forgot to pay attention to my lighting in terms of the 1:3 ratio we’ve been using. We showed those images in critique on Tuesday and I didn’t even noticed how I failed to maintain that ratio until David pointed it out. The photo shoot with Ashley is for the new assignment that we’re going to do called the Aesthetic Portrait. In today’s class we’re going to play with lights and other stuff in the studio so we know where things are and what they’re called and how they generally work. I think I’m more excited about this class than I usually am.
Also, I returned everyone’s UHS portraits to them yesterday. I have a new program that will do a batch conversion from RAW to JPG and apparently I set the settings too high because the JPGs I came in with were too large. Lesson learned. We got one of our special project folks to go into each JPG and save an additional copy of it at a smaller size (about 40% of what it had been) to send to folks. I’ve already gotten some great feedback from people and I’m really happy with that.