We'll be filming outside today in Julliard Park, Santa Rosa, CA.
Based on the yearbooks I've been looking at, many high school students prefer an outdoor setting for their senior portraits. And today's segments will be on how to get great shots outside with minimum fuss.
Personally, I like to work with just reflectors and diffusers, avoiding flash if possible. But you need extra hands to manage those reflectors, so you have to be prepared for flash if necessary. That's why I'll talk about both approaches.
I'm really enjoying working with teenagers on this project. I knew it would be a bit of a wildcard, but so far the decision has really paid off.
It's one thing to have me talking in front of the camera. It's another to have these spontaneous interactions with students. We're not really sure what's going to happen. We roll the cameras and roll the dice at the same time.
So far... we're cashing in.