2015 52 Week Project // Week 10: The Week I Forgot My Battery (With Before & After + BTS)

Brought to you by the continual requests of the model this week, is this week 10 blog post! This week, it's coming to you late due to the plague I seemed to have attracted, and with how busy I've been trying to stay caught up with all my work. It's been a rough week; 2 shoots, being sick, working on multiple videos for other people, trying to have a social life, and so many other things. But excuses suck, so we'll just move on from that.

This week, we went super dark and moody. Jasmina is the perfect model for this, she's got a face and eyes that'll pierce right through your soul, without even trying. I don't know what it is about this style of shooting; usually I don't lean towards this cooler, darker type of imagery, but I was really feeling it this week. It feels good to experiment in new ways of shooting! 

On Wednesday, I got together with Jasmina and Colton, and we went to High Bridge park, which, if you are a Spokane native, you know is both a really cool and reasonably sketchy location. It's located in a valley underneath I-90, and a train bridge, which is where it gets it's name. Many homeless people pass through here, and it tends to be a place ridden with graffiti and other unmentionable things, so I would never suggest going at night or without a friend. However, if you appreciate graffiti, there's some really interesting stuff there, and the photographic opportunities are awesome with the bridges soaring above you. 

Now, if you read the title of this blog post, I'm assuming you know kind of this day went. Halfway to meet up with them, I remembered that my camera battery was not in fact in my camera, but on the charger. Turns out my good intentions to make sure I had a full battery ended up working against me! Normally, this would be an end all be all of a photoshoot, but I'm lucky that almost all of my friends are photographers, and all I have to do is just ask them if I can use their cameras instead. So, reluctantly, I used Colton's Canon (which SO goes against my Nikon ways), and less reluctantly, used his Sigma 35 mm 1.4 lens. That lens is a freakin' DREAM.

Using someone else's camera that you're not familiar with is so restricting. It took me a solid 15 minutes just to learn how to use back button focus, which we eventually had to just switch over so I could shoot focused images. Moving the focus points was hard for me on a Canon, so a lot of my images came out soft, which frustrates me because I had to focus more on the technology than creating good photos. Using a camera is like second nature for me now, I don't even have to think about how to operate the buttons and dials and move the focus around to snag the shot that I want in a matter of seconds. Not to say that I didn't get some great photos, but I definitely learned my lesson to double check all of my gear before I leave for a shoot! 

Here are the rest of the images from our shoot!

And, as always, here's some behind the scenes images shot by Colton, who always snags the best images of me shooting! 

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