It’s been a busy semester, and I have a few shots to share with you soon, but I have some big news!
My First Kiss project was accepted into the Brouhaha Film and Video Showcase in Maitland, Florida. I’ll post more details later!
I overheard earlier that it’s possible to make DSLR double exposures. I loved negative sandwiching when I worked with film, so I decided to give it a try! Here is my first go of it… it was a fun 2 min shoot, and I can definitely do some creative things with this in the future. I can’t wait!
Photographer/Subject: Ashlee Guest
No assignment/Just experimentation.
giresthoughts asked: Hi Ashlee, what will happen with the two photos I submitted to you? Did I understand it well, that you're going to publish submitted images on this blog? Best, Erik
Thank you so much for your submissions. I thoroughly enjoyed viewing them. However, this blog is solely dedicated to my own work, and is connected to my website at www.ashleeguest.com. Therefore, I will not be posting other photographer’s work.
Although I admit to making an exception for the “light” video I shared a while back because it’s such a fascinating piece of work that I think absolutely everyone should see, to become aware of how much light effects how we all look!
Thank you again!
Directed by me. Special thanks to my friends Will and Aubrie, both of which without I wouldn’t have survived this summer semester. This is my first ever multi-media production, created for my Summer 2013 Multi-Media class, which is a required course to earn my degree in photography! Motion is apparently hand-in-hand with still these days. Filmed at the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies (SCPS), Daytona State College. Equipment: Canon EOS Rebel t3i, a handy recorder, and a very glitchy Final Cut Express 4.
I was originally inspired by 50 People 1 Question and had planned to work in downtown Deland, pulling strangers off the street to interview. That would have been great if Florida weather had been kind enough to work with me! It proceeded to rain EVERY weekend that I went out to shoot, and what little footage I did glean outside couldn’t be used. I mostly blame my inexperience for this. So, about 6 weeks into the 10 week semester, I gave in: I packed up and went inside, grabbing students (and even a faculty member) out of classrooms to question.
Lessons learned: Always have backup plans. Have people that you can count on. Double check audio levels before exporting and uploading your work to show the world.
I bet you’ve never thought about how much light changes the shape of your face. Check out this incredible piece of work showcasing exactly how different we look based on the type of lighting, the amount of the light, and the direction it comes from.
Two thumbs up! I love this.
One of the most important questions I don’t get asked by my clients is what to wear to photo shoots! And to be honest, when I was new to the portrait world it took me a nice long while to remember to discuss it with them beforehand too.
Obviously we want to look nice AND feel comfortable on the set, but sometimes we forget to think about the picture as a whole!
Here are some things to keep in mind when planning for a photo shoot:
-A great place to start is to decide what you want out of your photo shoot. Family portraits, high fashion, business? This decision will affect how you should be presented in your photographs!
-Bring multiple outfits! Photographers love having a variety to work with and you’ll love having different styles to choose from later.
-Think about which colors look best with your skin tone & eyes.
-Choose different colors and patterns. Some colors and patterns looks better with certain backgrounds and lighting than others.
-Speaking of patterns: avoid them! Simpler is better. But don’t be afraid to be daring- in some cases it can work like a charm!
-Don’t forget about your hands and feet. Accessorize accordingly (but don’t over-do it!)
-Couples and groups should consider coordinating; that doesn’t mean everyone should wear the same thing, but choosing a general scheme will help insure that the final product won’t be overwhelming to the viewer.
Last but not least:
-Bring YOURSELF! The best portraits shine with your personality.