Fairy Lights

Mafe Roig Photo Blog Mango

I recently started watching YouTube video tutorials about photography. It has been hard for me to admit it, but I’ve been feeling kind of stuck with my photography. That’s why I decided to look for tutorials, videos and stuff that could help me bring my photos to another level.

I thought I wanted to master Adobe Lightroom. So that’s what I started looking when I had a revelation. I discovered that I need to experiment more and bring new ideas to the photoshoots instead of to the post-processing of my photos.

So I started to watch videos of photoshoots ideas instead of developing and editing tutorials. I came across a YouTube channel I really, really liked and almost binged watch all of the videos. It’s Jessica’s Kobeissi’s Channel.

She’s a great fashion and portrait photographer and besides really enjoying her videos, I was inspired by her work and her attitude. So I decided I just need to practice more, be more constant with my photography and less afraid to try new things.

Right now I’m doing very little. I’m not even having one photo shoot a month (which sucks) and translates to blog abandonment and social media neglect.

I’m going to try and do at least one short photo shoot a week and try new developing tools and techniques, keep watching tutorials and keep learning. The first step was to buy some fairy lights and try new, fun things with them! Just a the photo I took of Mango.

I will keep sharing my progress with you :). Hope you have a wonderful week!

 

Finally, portraits again

Lately I have been taking to many pictures of nature and landscapes. And, although I’ve found that I like it more than what I thought, I must admit i’m a fan of portrait photography .

Recently I started looking for models to do a photo shoot. It’s been too long, too much for my taste, since I last did portraits,  and I was desperate. However, after several proposals and a request via my Facebook page, someone answered my plea.

Black & White portrait

My cousin, Anna, volunteered as a model. We decided to use the beach as our stage and do a very natural session. We started about five o’clock in the afternoon, when the sun was beginning to set and that allowed us to take pictures with quite a variety of light effects.

For the wardrobe we went for full white clothing, contrasting with well defined red lips and the many colors of her eyes. Always having in mind the feeling we wanted to achieve with these photos, the light, the color of the sky and the breeze came together in perfect harmony creating the mood we needed.

It had been some time since I last did portraits so it took me a few clicks to get warm. But after a while everything started to flow, and without realizing it, I spent two hours photographing Ana. Here is a small gallery of my favorites.

Portraits is a style that I definitely want to perfect. There is still much to learn and I will continue practicing.