Teach you to find photographic subjects at low cost

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This was what happened to the ice cream man in July 2010, the second year I had been exposed to portrait photography. It was the student's summer vacation, and it was the most free time for the student model. Because at that time, I wanted to go to the commercial life in the future. I wondered if I could not stand it if my life had to be filmed everyday. But just imagine all kinds of reasons in your mind and you will never execute them. Start right away. So at the end of June, I started working on the first week of July.

 

Teach you to find photographic subjects at low cost

After shooting for a while, there will also be some examples where a girl who has cooperated happily will recommend her friends to take pictures when she wants to shoot a certain type of subject: like this time, she wants to take pictures of the seaside, while the pills she took before introduced her roommate VICKY to take pictures for me (saying her roommate is in good shape), and it also happens that this time she took pictures outside VICKY. For the first time, it's interesting to press the shutter when the waves start.

 

# 27/2 Peishan (Museum of Contemporary Art)

Ice-cream man's OFU photographsTeach you to find photographic subjects at low cost

There is another feature of this issue. In order to get a quick picture every time, I used Canon's DPP software to process the photos. I did not modify the details of the photos, but took the photos themselves as the priority. So when the girl's skin is in condition, backlighting is the best friend, and the effect of contour modification, the focus is very atmosphere!

Pipeline for model recruitment: At that time, from friends, classmates, PTT people like outdoor photos, to the consideration that not everyone will be on BBS, so they ran to the emerging network of Ma Dou Bank recruiters (the same notice of reciprocal cooperation, but now that website is no longer available).

When facing a girl who is naturally fresh without decoration, it is not always smooth at the beginning. My approach is to first understand the reaction of the other side in front of the camera, and then decide what kind of photos to take for the other side. More chatting and exploring each other's personality and characteristics will give you more flavor than a rush of crazy beats. Communication is a key to my study of portrait photography. Up to now, whenever I encounter setbacks, I must first review the lack of improvement from the perspective of communication.

# 37/3 Soybean Milk (Shallow Bay)

Throughout July, it's not the first time that every appointment is made, or it's going to be made with friends who have already cooperated. I think the more familiar the subject is with your lens, the more diverse and delicate the feelings they can present, and the more natural they are (they don't always care about their beauty and ugliness in front of the camera). The mind cannot concentrate.

Ice-cream man's OFU photographsTeach you to find photographic subjects at low cost

The layers of images with rich light and shadow collocation are usually richer and more rhyming, such as "frame in frame" made by light and shadow.

# 4 Siyan (Sea Bath)

Another advantage of making an appointment with a friend is that if you happen to live nearby, temporarily feel that the weather is good or the sunset is coming, it's easier to make a trip. (For example, in the first two hours of this shooting, it's just a chat when you're free.) If you make a temporary appointment with a stranger you haven't met, there's nothing on either side. Experience, you can imagine that there should be a lot of meeting conditions (clothes do not match, location is not coordinated, etc.) Friends'home is nearby, you can also decide on good clothes before starting! Avoid bringing too many clothes, bags and bags in exchange.

Ice-cream man's OFU photographsTeach you to find photographic subjects at low cost

 

At that time, I took very few portraits of indoor scenes, and I still haven't taken travel pictures. First, I don't think it's worth the expense. The cost of going to the hotel (about 2,000 textured hours). If I buy other props to arrange, I will feel very effective (such as flowers and balloons, etc.) the number of stacked up is amazing. Second, if the room itself lighting is not good enough, resulting in the need to carry additional lights is another major project.

Ice-cream man's OFU photographsTeach you to find photographic subjects at low cost

Because I'm a one-to-one camera, I have high mobility and plenty of time. This time they went to IKEA and ran through every cubicle. When they saw the right color matching, they stopped to take a few pictures. Lucy is a girl I met at a friend's activity before. Although this is her first time to shoot outside, at the beginning, although it is inevitable to be nervous, the moment of relaxation and laughter can still be captured in the home environment. (I filmed the Girl and Her Room Series in 2012. After all, there's nowhere more relaxing than my own room.)

# 67/7 Siyan (Sanzhi & amp; Girl's room)

 

Ice-cream man's OFU photographsTeach you to find photographic subjects at low cost

Students rent small apartments, walls and ceilings are white, at this time even if there are only one or two small flashes can light the whole room, of course, if there is natural light or the best. For those who have not photographed the trip, you can start shooting from the small room at home. For lighting, you have to practice beforehand before you get to the scene.

# 7/8 pills (Sanzhi)

Ice-cream man's OFU photographsTeach you to find photographic subjects at low cost

As for flash, it's not always necessary to use flash to make up for it. Sometimes it's also necessary to see the difference between the two. To make up for the flash on the left and not on the right, let a street lamp behind the pill outline and bring out a long shadow. It can also keep the scene atmosphere.

 

Ice-cream man's OFU photographsTeach you to find photographic subjects at low cost

She was a classmate with Sugar Cat, and she had taken two or three pictures before. Once she mentioned to me that her crying point was very low recently. She would be made to cry by Liu Ruoying's song "For Fifteen Years Old Oneself", so I said it was a memorial to record this moment. So there are two lines of tears.

Normally, sugar cats have very low laughter points, so it's hard to imagine filming her crying on this day, but after this filming, I feel that I can feel the inner side of each other better.

# 9 7/10 Insects (Freshwater)

Ice-cream man's OFU photographsTeach you to find photographic subjects at low cost

Usually if you have accumulated some works in the past to show others, then you are not in a hurry to continue taking pictures. Instead, you should experience life more carefully and know more friends. The other side thinks you are a good person and likes your works. Usually there is a chance to cooperate. At this time, if you find a suitable subject for the other side, you want to cooperate with the other side. Usually time is not too difficult as long as it is well coordinated.

This is also the first outdoor shoot of insects. I like to watch each other more when I first shoot out so that I can interpret the feeling of seeing each other well in the second time. When I worked with insects for the second time, I could explain another feeling she gave me.

# 107/13 Alice (Shallow Bay)

Sometimes I will meet girls who are much younger than myself to take photos. I feel that if they have experience, they will have a strong sense of what to do (for example, 14-year-old girls want to take big smoky hot girls). If they do not have experience, I would like you to give more instructions. For me now, both of them have their own advantages, through appropriate guidance. Leading, shooting young people can try to capture the moment of youth vitality.

Ice-cream man's OFU photographsTeach you to find photographic subjects at low cost

# 11 7/14 NIKI (Simon)

Ice-cream man's OFU photographsTeach you to find photographic subjects at low cost

 

 

Ice-cream man's OFU photographsTeach you to find photographic subjects at low cost

Of course, it's also the time when the pigeons are set up............................................................................. Or........................... Read a good book again, or look back and sort out the photos, and then follow the model to continue typing time.

# 13 7/27 Veeni (Freshwater)

 

Ice-cream man's OFU photographsTeach you to find photographic subjects at low cost

 

#14 7 / 23 JUANJUAN (sissinan Village)

Ice-cream man's OFU photographsTeach you to find photographic subjects at low cost

Generally speaking, if it is the first time to meet, the lower the laughter point of girls, because the process of communication is full of laughter, the more relaxed the shooting atmosphere. As long as you grasp each other's laughter, your sense of humor is not too bad. Usually the shooting process is spent in joy.

Ice-cream man's OFU photographsTeach you to find photographic subjects at low cost

Some people will have "laugh point keywords", which can be found in the chat process, and then hope that the other party will laugh more naturally instead of saying "laugh", instead of saying "laugh".

# 157/23 Ball (Freshwater)

Ball is my sister from different departments in my school. When I first studied portrait photography, I took the first shot of Ma Dou. This is the third shot after two years. If you can spread out the photos taken by the same friend at different times, you will find their own changes and growth, which is a good experience. During the shooting process, I will also talk about the experience of each other after the last cooperation, and then when the other side says, "I really think the better you shoot, the better you shoot!" It feels good to shoot in a relaxed conversation like an old friend.

Ice-cream man's OFU photographsTeach you to find photographic subjects at low cost

Observe the scene light and guide the other limbs to interact with the environment.

# 167/29 Selina (Sanzhi)

Ice-cream man's OFU photographsTeach you to find photographic subjects at low cost

 

 

Ice-cream man's OFU photographsTeach you to find photographic subjects at low cost

 

# 18 7/22 Siyan (Eastern District)

It's also a relatively easy way to take pictures while having dinner with friends. Sometimes, if you don't care about a complete set of pictures, you can still have one or two pictures that can be left as records.

Ice-cream man's OFU photographsTeach you to find photographic subjects at low cost

# 19 7/20 Seals (Taida)

Ice-cream man's OFU photographsTeach you to find photographic subjects at low cost

 

# 207/17 Selina (Baishawan)

Ice-cream man's OFU photographsTeach you to find photographic subjects at low cost

 

# 22 7/16 Xiaochun (Freshwater S KING)

Ice-cream man's OFU photographsTeach you to find photographic subjects at low cost

This is a collaborative work with hair salons. Designers want to make proposals for new hair styles in society. They find friends as MODEL and shoot directly with two small flashlights in the shop. Unexpectedly, I will have similar cooperation with other salons in the future. So far, I have taken many pictures of hairstyles in this way, and I know more experienced Models and Showgirls.

summary

1. Is it really hard to find someone to take photos?

Not difficult, but not afraid of failure! To be accustomed to being rejected now does not mean that you will always be rejected. The ice cream maker himself has suffered the first failure, but after making more satisfactory works, the other party agrees when he sees it, and later becomes an example of a friend.

If you really want to find it, you should avoid making temporary suggestions and make full discussions and preparations in advance as much as possible. Through prior communication, we can filter out unsuitable objects and reduce all kinds of unfavorable situations when we meet and shoot. (including temporary pigeons, or very dry when filming).

2. To think about how to arrange the presentation of one's own works, it will be easier and easier to find creative partners to appreciate one's own works.

It's absolutely bad to mix up good and bad photos that only show selected photos. Many times I didn't shoot well, just didn't put it on.

3. What if there is no work?

I didn't know how to follow the group when I didn't have a work. I saw someone on the page asking for help to take the flash. So next time the other party had a model to shoot, I succeeded in shooting. I also took the first work. When I got the first one, I began to ask girls to take pictures by myself, but now I feel it instead. Getting inspiration is something you can't get. Models aren't that hard to find without specific creative requirements at first.

4. Models are getting harder to find?

 

Facebook can send messages even if it's not a good friend, and sometimes get responses faster than blogging or emailing. Pay attention to the words and phrases, and remember to explain your identity and the reasons for the shooting. While recruiting people on the Internet, you can also ask friends or classmates you know.

 

In fact, in the first half of 2010, it was twice as many as in 2009, but in July alone, it took 21 more pictures. The final result of the daily appointment reached that before the end of each week, it would be about the end of the next week. Half of the people who met for the first time were vegetarians. Developing new people) Now I think it's more important to keep ideas running in my head at any time than to lack MODEL.

5. Is portrait photography a seesaw theory?

I still think so: "Wherever you reach your level, you will have the opportunity to work with what kind of people. "So when I can't find a model, I never complain about"why nobody appreciates my work","I really don't have the vision to reject it". Instead, I reflect on myself bit by bit:"The work is not good enough","Is there a problem in presentation","Is there a wrong way to do it"...

If you think you are good enough, you should know how to show the good side. If you feel that you are not good enough, besides continuing to study, you should know the bad side and hide it.

In the process of photography, just like a jigsaw puzzle, no one is the most important part, but an indispensable relationship, communication and interaction between each other is more important. I once heard the teacher say, "Portrait photography is a war of attack and defense. When you pick up the camera, it is like pointing a gun at the other side. Whether you can disintegrate the other side's psychological defense or not will influence the success or failure of your work. "

Sometimes for a while, for a long time will really paralyze, timely let oneself down the camera precipitation, think a little more, who am I in the end? Why do I want to shoot? Who to shoot? What is it? Where to shoot? When to shoot? How to shoot? Who? What? Where? When? How? If you think a little more than others, you will make a difference in your work.

I wish you all find creative partners who respect each other and share your own flavor.


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