CreativeLIVE a few times lately on my blog. Starting on the 17th, till the end of the year, they've been having a 24/7 rewatch of most of the classes that they had this year. What a wealth of information! I was sitting here at my desk watching it earlier, and got the urge to go take some photos. Since I've been watching Creative Live so much lately, I've watched a ton of people take photos, and read so many books lately about shooting, but haven't actually been doing much shooting of my own! My hold back has been that it is so cold outside, but today I told Emily to bundle up, and we went outside in 18 degree weather to take some photos. Yes, the "shoot" was very short, but it was good to get the camera out again, and also good to get some fresh air!
I tried using my reflector again, but it's a bit hard to hold a reflector and actually catch the light, with the breeze blowing it around, and trying to hold a camera steady too. :D I do love being able to bounce that light back, but it can cause your subject to squint a bit, so it's something to keep and eye out for.
I did ask her to take off her coat, but that only lasted a few seconds and she was freezing, and I think it kind of shows in the photo. She almost looks like she is gritting her teeth a bit.
A tip for anyone who wear glasses and has experienced condensation. Well, the tip is actually for everyone, but people with classes notice condensation the most, I think. :) When you come into your warm house from the cold outside, what happens? Your glasses immediately fog up! Well, what do you think will happen if you bring your camera into the warm house after being in the cold? The same thing -- foggy lens, and wet camera body. The tip is to put the camera back in its case while you're outside, and then when you bring it inside, don't open that case for a while. That's rather hard for me to do, because I'm very impatient and want to look at those pictures right away, but wait. Practice patience. :)