Transforming mistakes

June 21, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

This one is from my shoot this morning with Casey (luckily we finished up before it started storming).

Many times when shooting I will be working off of what I see on my screen and dialing in my settings from a few test shots. Well obviously this leads to a less than "perfect" exposure for those test shots. In this case my flash was bumped up a bit too high and it caused a shadow to be thrown on the wall behind my subject and also overexposed the image. Of course right after seeing this on my screen I corrected and we were shooting away.

Although, I don't want to talk about the pictures with the right settings, I want to talk about the less than "perfect" test shots. Instead of just discarding the overexposed image I decided to play around with it a little. Just because the image was not the right fit for that situation, it does not mean it is a bad image. So anyway, I played around with this image and thats what you see above. I think it is just so cool when you can take exposures that were not planned at all and make it into something you like. Maybe this image is not to your personal tastes but I think it is cool and I like the high key look a lot. While this image is probably not the ideal Senior portrait I think it is a cool more creative portrait. What do you think? Love it? Hate it? I would love to hear your thoughts below!


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