|behind-the-scene of the band portrait shoot during day 4 workshop
Kris Richa on lens shooting the Autotelic band
Day 3: Photo Post-Processing Lecture
This is another one-on-one session with Kris. We met up at a coffee shop near the Top Hat studio. With two laptops in front of us, the lecture started. Kris mostly uses Lightroom and Photoshop in post-editing her photos. Aside from post-processing tips and tricks, she also gave advice on how to effectively arrange photo files, on creating an online portfolio (can be in the form of a Facebook fan page or own website) and creation of own logo for use in watermarking your photos.
|The wonders of post-processing.|
|ninja photo @ Top Hat xD
Photos on the wall are all of Kris’ works
Kris gave a lecture about the basics of studio photography. She demonstrated to us the different lighting techniques being used in taking portraits. She mentioned terms like rembrant light, fill light, hair light, and edge light. As she introduced the terms, she demoed it using the lightings in the studio and having her assistant serve as her model for each technique.
|my camera settings during the studio photoshoot|
The band that we were to shoot for that day was Autotelic. We had some time before the shoot to get to know the band by researching stuff about them online. I was searching for photos of them to get to associate the names with the faces (which was a bit hilarious for me because that was exactly was I was doing a few weeks ago for EXO’s concert). Kris was also playing some of their songs in the background while we were having lunch in the studio. There would be three layouts in the band’s shoot for the day, and Kris would be giving each of us a chance to shoot the band for one of those layouts.
When the band finally came, I saw a familiar face amongst the people who came into the room. Gabby Alipe (vocalist of Urbandub) was with them! Apparently Autotelic is under his management (in some way I think). After doing a wardrobe change, the band was ready for the shoot!
I got the formal-in-black layout of the band’s shoot. With Kris’ guidance, I did a few shots of the group. It was a nerve-cracking actually, as everyone in the room is looking out for the photographer to give out instructions. Good thing the band members were professionals already, and they did different poses each time I snapped photos of them. 😀
|Sarah, one of my workshop classmates, in action!
(And there’s Gab for you sitting in the couch!)
As I am not sure if we are allowed to release photos, I’m just posting here a preview of the best photo (in my opinion) of them that I took during the shoot.
|Yay! I have officially completed the music photography workshop!|