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A Story of Emily

Some of the others photos I took with Emily. As an experiment it was fairly successful. She came for about 3 and  a half hours although I think at least an hour was taken up by me trying to set up the lights. Actually it was the Godox octagonal softbox. I would never be able to construct that thing or deconstruct it without help. I am not strong enough. Perhaps there is a better method than I used but it was like an awkward tent. Until I can afford one that just pops up umbrella style it makes good light!

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The Before and After

I did it. A friend of mine was VERY KIND and acted as a guinea pig for me. She bravely left the house without any makeup, let me photograph her au natural and then I attempted my first portrait shoot with the whole makeup thing. I was fairly happy with the results under the circumstances. I didn’t have much to use as background variations and I had a few issues with focus. My camera doesn’t do well over 800ISO so I was limited with my settings, but I think it worked out well. And the thing I loved the most was how happy she was with her photos. She looked fabulous. I think I could get addicted to the feeling of helping people feel great about themselves. What a great way to spend your time.