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Lesson 5 homework:

I completed the shoot! It went well. Since the model is a family friend, she stayed the night so we can all get up early the day of the shoot. My husband was my assistant. I made a list and prepped everything the night before so I'm not stressed the day of. Since I rented a studio in downtown (LA) I wanted to do the shoot first thing in the morning so things like traffic or it being to busy or noisy won't get in the way of what I'm trying to accomplish.

I woke up at 4:30 am and made breakfast and coffee so we're all energized. But still I bought snacks for the studio.

From 6:00 am - 7:30 am I did hair and makeup for the model. Since the makeup was more or less neutral and natural it wasn't too hard to accomplish. I had references that I saved (from the homework in the previous weeks) so I was mimicking that.

8:00 AM we left the house. Everything was running smoothly and on schedule. I knew if I was behind schedule or running late I would make mistakes or forget things at the shoot so being on time was a priority. We actually got on location earlier than I thought so I had some time to step outside and just breathe.

I rented the studio from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. From 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM we set up, from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM we did the actual shoot with a 30 minute break in between and at 11:30 AM we did the breakdown and cleaned everything up.

Over-all I am pleased with my images. These images are tweaked ever so slightly but I already started on post-production and the end result that I'm going after is for them to look vintage and warm toned.

I learned so much already throughout this course and I know that if it weren't for the previous weeks of this course this photoshoot would have been a lot harder to execute. Planning is key and that I learned well. My apologies for perhaps not being 'brief' in this reflection.


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I love how thoughtful you were planning this out and how you followed all the details and schedule you made! It's often hard for me to properly explain and emphasize the importance involved with prep work, so I'm really glad you did all of it! Results look stunning!

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