ONE FRAME: Cozy
ONE FRAME is post series in which I break down a single image to give you a bit of insight on how I shot it, what I was inspired by, and why I made the decisions I did. I love hearing photographers talk about why they do what they do and I always end up learning little bits of information from those conversations. ONE FRAME is my way sharing my behind-the-scenes with the photo community. Make sure to hover over the icons on the image below to reveal the breakdown.
Canon 5d II + 50mm 1.2L and 35 1.4L
In one of my self paced classes (From Inspiration to Publication) I talk about the importance of owning and using what I think is one of my most important pieces of gear, a journal. Everything I do starts on the pages of my journal. Shoots, projects, workshops, new classes, etc. Putting things down on paper always helps me bring out the best in my ideas. This shoot started as a sketch in my journal of set of images that I wanted to create. It started as a sketch, then turned into brainstorming, and then went back and forth between a few different looks before it finally landed on this. Getting my ideas onto the page and spending time with them not only helps them become more developed, but it almost always gives me completely different ideas that I can come back to later for another project or shoot. So if you don’t have one yet, please do yourself a favor and pick up a journal. If you think you’re too cool to carry around a journal (or not cool enough?), why not turn your phone into your journal? In addition to my actual journal, I use an awesome app called Evernote to keep my ideas organized. If you want to see the full set from this shoot, you can find them here!
Also, earlier in the week I announced the next FOSTER workshop! Come join Katch Silva and I in the Malibu mountains this November for a few days filled with education and high fives. Learn more and sign up by clicking on the image below to be taken to the FOSTER website. See you there!