Making My Portrait Images
So much to learn with doing these images. As I have started taking them and processing them I am learning so much. What I can do and what I can’t. I am thinking a new camera is probably needed. I was saying to a friend yesterday that I should ask people to contribute, or say ask for $150 from each person, and in return I can give them a signed print. Everything about this new business has to be how things are done in the art world. It is a nice idea, do you think I could find 30 people willing to do that.
So I have done three shoots so far and more are organised for next weekend. They are different and planning is essential. I am learning a lot.
I showed you an image of Nicole yesterday as well. Each time I do a shoot I realise there are things that I want to change, and for this it is her legs, I wish she looked like she was walking. I like the look of the forest and how that came out, but I am wondering if I am doing them too dark.
I did a couple more of the images from the shoot with Sandra as well, I am not sure if this one works as well, though, I can’t complain too much, I got some fantastic shots from this shoot. It was great. I like the ground and the way you can’t quite tell whether she will fall through it or not.
I have realised that I have been doing the images a little too darkly, so I want to change that, and have started thinking of ways to stop it. I think this one is better now that I lightened it a little.
When I looked at the images on the computer I realised that I need to do more to help the models with posing, or I have to be more definite with what I want. I need to write down what I want them to do and learn how to communicate that. I am sure we will get there in the end. I should do drawings, I can draw, so maybe that would be better.
The folio is coming together and I am really liking where the work is going, I have to do more shoots and be more precise. The next step is going to be the website. At the moment my website is more a directory for everything, and doesn’t really show much of anything. Check it out, if you like www.leannecole.com.au. I like the layout, but I want it to be more specific.
While I am working on the folio, I have been working on another blog site I have. I set it up for the portraits, well for portraits some time ago, but never did much with it. So I have been putting photos on it, and trying out different words for the about page and the pricing page. Please go and take a look, Fine Art Portraits by Leanne Cole.
I have also been thinking about that word pricing. I am hoping that when people contact me they will want to commission me to take their fine art portraits and I am wondering it would be silly to call the pricing page Commissions.
So much to think about and work out. I am glad stuff is happening and I am still really excited about it all. I really need to start writing some things down though. Write, write write Leanne.