Hard to believe it is almost December. As the year is starting to close, I have been using this time to set some personal goals. This includes more test shoots and trying out some new shooting techniques. So please do get in touch if you want to work together.
So, I caught up with Laura from The Careless Blogger recently as we had been chatting about some shooting ideas. We had a super fun shoot at outside (watch this space) and then headed to Choi in Pimlico. We had wanting to do a grocery shopping shoot for awhile but when we saw this shop and that gold dress, well you can see the images below.
So it has been a little busy and after an impromptu meeting with friends last Sunday I was told to take a night off and enjoy the moment. So I did and apologise for a missing a week. I was going to write on Monday but the head was hurting a little and I got lost in an edit. For years I have been so focused in understanding how best to capture an image or video. While that is an important first step, editing is just as important and can totally transform an image or video and I am always eager to learn new tricks to keep my work feeling fresh and eye catching.
While I have been working on a few projects, I can not to share details yet. As soon as they are live you will hear all about it. Like many creatives my energy level has lowered with these shorter days. I am however, trying to make sure I take time off and enjoy films and galleries. It is crazy where you can find inspiration. Sometimes by not searching you find exactly what you are looking for. Anyway, I hope you had a good week and thought I would share some images from a recent shoot with Fransisca Lifestyle. Absolutely love this Autumnal vibe and making the most of it before the leaves are gone.
So I know Halloween was last week and in hindsight I probably should have shared these images then but instead I shared a more personal piece as I had an overwhelming urge to express my opinion. Anyway, I had to share these images I took of The Careless Blogger. Admittedly we were meant to shoot in a pop up location however, we were too late and they had start dismantling. So, with limited time, we improvised and as we walked past this shop front knew this would be a good alternative. The light was perfect and this dress is exactly what you need for the upcoming party season.
So a few weeks back I replied to an advert who was looking for a fashion photographer to shoot with. I researched what information I could find attached to the company name but at that point nothing was posted online.
So I was a little surprised to receive an email stating that my style was not suitable. Something about the email made we write back as I thought that is was an unfair assumption when I had no details about the job. In fact part of my job is to adapt my style in accordance to my clients needs and aesthetics. Funnily enough I did not get a reply back. It did however remind me why I love my job and that I am always learning new skills to introduce to my work.
As photographers we often do jobs which pay the bills and might not necessarily be in our portfolio. For example I freelanced with a company shooting content for Deliveroo. However, you wouldn't necessarily find these images unless the job I am applying for is relevant. I also find I shoot regular clients differently. You start to know what style they prefer and as such use certain lens and setting. So I guess what I am trying to say is tell me what you're looking for, I might just surprise you!
weekly musing from Rosalind Alcazar Photography