something a little different..i know i know.
you have this lovely lady to blame, meet caitlin.
caitlin reached out to me about taking photos to help build up her portfolio and have a little experience in front of a camera. she is super into make up, special effects is where she has a ton of fun. so how could i say no? she is my niece after all, that is what family is for.
just like that it sparked an interest and this whole new venture for me.
a majority of my photography is obviously food based with a few deviations here and there.
photos of people especially isn't something i'm familiar with at all but i decided to change that with a ton of solo research. lighting seemed to be the most important aspect but really... that is true for photography in general.
i stumbled onto a few blog posts that talked about ring lights and even found a few helpful ones that showed you how to make your own. i really liked what i saw, so many really great end result photos these lights were able to produce. since all of my lighting is homemade i figured this would be a really fun project and a great additional tool for future use.
caitlin nerds out about the tv show face off on syfy but i mean... obvs? if you haven't ever caught an episode it really stretches the limits of what you are capable of doing with make up. it's also so neat to see how all of these ghoulish creatures from movies and tv get brought to life by a person with an endless imagination and an amazing crafty skill set.
the first rule of fight club is..
zombies are some of her favorite.
flesh on fleek.
she is pretty cool, i'm happy we share dna.
you can keep up with caitlin on her instagram and see what other rad things she is doing with her make up. hopefully i'll be able to share more of her work in this space as well.
i'm excited to get a lot more use from the ring light and continue learning about this new area of photography. also always looking for volunteers! so don't be afraid to speak up.
see you soon, xo