Valentine's Day Behind the Scenes
Arts and crafts. Decorations. Wrangling the "in-house" talent to pose for photos. Everything I love!
Classic grey and white with offset strung hearts, some grey fluff and cool props....my favorite being the super modern oversized chair.
Come on in folks, Valentine's Minis are ready!
Watch the ByFiveBabyMinute here!
A few notes:
-Super sunny day late afternoon.....shades drawn to diffuse light. Two soft box lights to illuminate the space and directional light from window creating the portrait look I wanted. No other lighting necessary on this day. Not even my reflector! The warmth from the sun was brought down in post with adjustments made to white balance, some perfecting on skin, and that's about it!
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ByFive Baby Minute Video
If you didn't know, then let me tell you....I am a former classroom history teacher (current online history teacher) and I have a major professional crush on the historical documentary film maker Ken Burns. The way he can pan the camera over a photograph in such a way that can move me to tears is utter genius. I've been on a quest to watch every film he's ever made. Right now I'm on the Dust Bowl. Forget blog, I could write a thesis on how this film has made me feel over the last few days.....but I'll spare you.
I also have a major professional crush on the Newborn, Baby, and Family photographer Ana Brandt. OMG Ana Brandt. She's amazing. And she posts these really cute "baby minutes" where there are behind the scene photographs or video paired next to the final edited photos.
So, here I present to you....my first ByFive Baby Minute. iMovie on my Mac has a feature called "Ken Burns" where the software creates that zoom in/out and pan over the photograph effect. I love!! Gosh, I'm a nerd.
I hope to post these regularly.
I hope you enjoy seeing behind the scenes.
I don't just hope, I know the images and footage will get better and better as I learn and grow.
I refuse to let our small home (though I do love you sweet home, don't be offended) get in the way of anything I want to accomplish in my "studio"
One day I will have a studio. Whether that's a separate structure on our property or a major room on the first floor of our dream home someday. It. Will. Happen.
So...here you go folks. Newborn Baby Christian and Family in my first ByFive Baby Minute
Erin. Keeping myself entertained one blog at a time.