A sunset practice shoot on Canada Day.
After practicing I noticed a couple key mistakes. They are:
1) Head not in a clean spot
2) Overblown red channel (on skin)
I should not have made either mistake. The overblown red channel irks me a bit more. I dealt with that issue during the winter. I was making the mistake when Jessica was facing further away from the sun. Instead of adding a fill light I increased exposure. I ignored what the histogram was saying.
You don’t get the blinky’s when only one channel is blown. But you still loose some detail. So I convinced myself a little blown out red channel was okay. The pictures still look good but I know its not perfect.
I think I need to print these two rules and keep them in my camera bag somewhere. Something to remind me of the mistakes. At least until I have them ingrained in my brain…….may be a tattoo on my arm 😉
All in All I am happy with how everything went. I practiced getting Jessica to look more natural, in each picture, and we had a fun time 🙂