ONE FRAME: Waverly
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 III + 50mm 1.2L
Whenever I get an email from someone who is asking how they can work out of whatever rut they are in, I almost always recommend that they shoot something simple (among other things). Shooting simple portraits allows you to really hone in on each specific aspect of your image and can make it easier to figure out what you need to improve and how you can. Once you know what it is (lighting, posing, composition, etc), you can start working those improvements into your regular work. Simplify, learn, improve. Easy enough, right?
I put this shoot together after what felt like a never-ending busy season. After going nonstop for so long I was craving simplicity. I wanted to remove all of the normal things that I put into a shoot (wardrobe, location, etc) so I could focus on the heart of the image, Waverly. Sometimes it’s important to step back and take out the distractions for the sake of reminding yourself how powerful simplicity can be. Feel free to check out the rest of the set here.