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A photo session in Emeryville

January 28th, 2006

Next Iteration
Saturday. A good session. Many mistakes, but all of them mistakes that can be corrected such as the lighting - I need to work on the lighting - and checking the background more carefully for large dark dumb objects as I'm shooting. I'll have this studio space for the month of March and I'm going to shoot as many portraits as I can on the weekends, and yes, I'll have another go at it with a professional model after I've made corrections. I went in without a clue how I wanted to set the session up, which is a problem for the model as well as she needs time to think about the idea for the shoot and how to approach it. When I'm on the street I know exactly what I'm after and I suspect studio shooting works the same way. Then again, what do I know? This is my second session with a professional model. I need more sessions.

You babble on. Suck it up. How were the pictures?

Good. The woman who owns the studio is a professional photographer and she helped me with the lights in the first session, so the lighting was better. I did the lighting myself this time and it didn't go as well, but I understand why and I'm looking forward to the next iteration.

The photograph was taken at a studio in Emeryville with a Nikon D2x mounted with a 17-55mm f 2.8 Nikkor lens at 1/160th second, f 6.3 and ISO 100.