We’re used to say that it’s the 40 first years that are difficult when you play Golf, in Photography, we’re used to say that you start having good shots after 10 thousands of them. Of course, those are proverbs and fortunately for us it doesn’t represent the reality, but it has a hint of truth, at least it translates the fact that it’s not an easy activity that you will master over a month of practice.
Here we’ll help you get some tips you never heard before to help you improve:
6. Listen to Music While Shooting or Editing Your Photos
Photography is an art, it is important to stimulate it and what more ideal than to listen to music while doing what you love the most? Music will help you vary your habits in terms of composition, but it’ll also help you try new ways to post-process your pictures. While on the field, it can also help you focus on your subject/ composition because you’ll be isolated in your own world. Of course, that doesn’t apply if you shoot a model, at least not with headphones, instead, try that: Fashion Shoot Jam. Depending on your mood, or on the atmosphere you aim at, try different kind of music, from classical to heavy metal, pop or even reggae. Whatever works for you.
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I have a good friend that used to teach English in Japan. When he asked his class to practice English conversation, things were awkward at first. Then he put on some music. The timidness went away, smiles and hand gestures starting flying, and it quickly turned into a party.
Shooting with a model is similar. Silent photo shoots are like getting your passport photos taken. The model doesn’t really have any vibe to emote off of, and it makes for conversation between photog and model very awkward.
In this new series, I’ll highlight some music I use during my fashion shoots. They’re mostly off the beaten path. But at iLHP, we’re always here to give you something different.
#1) FreshGalaxy – “Sky’s the Limit” Notorious B.I.G./Nujabes Mashup [Explicit]
FreshGalaxy is the best artist you’ve never heard of. His mashups are so good, they make the original songs sound bad. It’s kinda like when a cover is so much better than the original that it takes on a life of its own. He’s not professional, but he does have an album on iTunes. But his best stuff are free for download through his YouTube links.
Mood: Intimate, urban, and beat heavy against a beautifully repeating lyrical background. This song reminds me of a 3am drive down Avenue of the Americas with my wife’s hair flowing in the breeze from the open sunroof.
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