See the final photos on my Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juliatrotti/
All the final photos are edited with my Amalfi Lightroom Preset: https://www.digitalfilmactions.com/lightroom-presets/#/new-amalfi-lightroom-preset/
Model: Kristina Srzich
I hope you all enjoyed this behind the scenes video! I wanted to film and share this with you to show that a super simple, quick photoshoot can achieve some beautiful results! If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments.
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VLOG CAMERA SETUP //
Sony a7s + Sigma 24mm f1.4
PHOTOGRAPHY CAMERA SETUP //
Sigma 24mm f1.4
Canon 35mm f1.4
Canon 50mm f1.2
Canon 85mm f1.2
Canon 135mm f2
Thank you so much for watching! xx
4:39 I wouldn't use a lens that wide so close to the person. The model is slim enough to help you with the face distorsion, but with an 85mm she would have looked more stunning. Cool idea for a shoot and amazing chemistry between you two. Keep it up.
I love this video! Thank you very much for sharing this beautiful creation.
Your videographer did an amazing job as well, cudos! (The previous behind-the-scenes photoshoots I watched had mediocre video quality.)
It's fascinating to see how a DSLR captures images so great, oftentimes much better than the eye perceives them.
How is this possible? I really need to know this "secret" about photography. Could you show us one before photo? Do you believe these stunning results come only after editing? I'm so struggling to figure it all out!!
Finally, did you use Photoshop at all? If so, which improvements did you make?
Thanks for reading! 😀
I think it's significant that your model must be good-looking so even the kinda bad photos turn out good. For example I once tried self-portrait with the timer on my Nikon and despite good lighiting was so horrified at my my shrek-looking facial expressions i thought i'd throw the camera away
It's very easy to shoot a beautiful girl that has done this before. Can you please do this same shoot with a girl that it's not so beautiful and that hasn't done it before because that's more real and a situation that you have to face every day. Beautiful shots are great but every day people are far more interesting to me. Thanks so much for posting this.
Hey Julia! What mode were you using, and also which metering mode? Where you using AI-Servo or single shot because I saw that you took some still and continuous shots. Also, sorry for a lot of questions, but did you use focus and recompose, or did you select the focus point in the camera, and which method is better? Thank you so much! I just want to be prepared when I do my first portrait shoot!
Thank you! This was the first of your videos that I got to see, I went through a lot of them already in the meantime and discovered that you're not using bbf :D I'm glad I found your page! it's so hard to find nice YouTube channels when it comes to good Photography! :)
I don't know how you managed to get so much focus at f/1.4. My f/1.8 lens gives such a small area of focus let alone at the shutter speed you were using and how far away from her you were. I can't seem to get clear shots at 1.8. I might get the focus locked on the eye but other than that the pictures are pretty out of focus. :(
I am too shy in front of cameras every time because I rather take pictures than being the model. I am tall, I have the model type body but I'm just being shy. Lol
But seeing this model just having fun, like "Ohhh I don't care about the world, I'll just pose and you capture every moment or every move I'll make ^0^" Uggghhhhh I feel like I wanna be in front of someone's camera and a place like that right now. 😍
Well, maybe one day. Haha~
Jesus Christ she is truly beautiful! Her smile, her face, her movements – everything was so naturally wonderful and free! Love her dress, the location, and the editing. The only thing I will say is I don’t like how much the model touched her hair. I watch ANTM and the models, especially the ones with short hair, never touch their hair! Anyway, love this so much ♥️
Lovely video! Do you use the free version of Lightroom or an upgrade? I was wondering if it’s worth getting a paid version. Also, are there any other programs you use for editing? If so, what do you recommend?
I love this edgy look! I was so excited that her hair, even as short as it is now, was still able to be put into the fun and trendy dutch pigtail braids! Instead of braiding to the ends, I ended them in close together pigtails at the nape of her neck. After I finished braiding, I tugged on the outsides of the braid gently to loosen them and make them a little messy and fun! Since she doesn’t have enough hair to tie around the elastics, I made sure to use elastics that matched her hair so they blend in as much as possible. You could also cover them with clips or bows! A view from the back of her Dutch pigtail braids! A great braid for short hair is a micro accent braid! My biggest tip for braiding short hair would be to add in small slices of hair rather than big ones. I did a small (micro) braid along a slightly curved deep part for anther cute and edgy look! You could also do another one next to it if you wanted a little more to the look, but I really liked how simple this one was. You can see how the part curves a little better from this view of the back. I ended the braid close to the head with an elastic that matched her hair. For our fourth style, we did a 3/4 french braid! Super simple but also super cute! You could do any type braid! It would also look cute using a Dutch braid or a fishtail braid! I loved the side view of this braid! I will for sure be doing this one next time she goes to gymnastics or swimming, whichever comes first! Our last braid is two four dutch lace braids into two loops in the back. Start off by parting the hair down the middle. On each side of the part, do a dutch lace braid, adding hair in from only the section closest to the part as you braid. Tie the braids together in the back with a small elastic and before you pull the hair all the way through to make a ponytail, leave it in a cute little loop! If the hair is a little bit longer, you could do a tiny bun. Repeat this directly under the braid you just did so you have two rows and two loops.
We will have to be coming up with lots more short hair braids in the future, so be sure to give us a follow over at our newly redesigned blog Abella’s Braids to see more as we do them!
Thanks for reading! See you again this time next month!
love these ideas! My daughter recently cut about 8 inches off her hair and is loving her shorter hair, but I’ve mostly been at a loss of what to do with it! Thanks!
Abella has been begging me for at least a year, probably closer to two years, to cut her hair. I posted a photo on Instagram with a question in the caption. “Abella has been begging me to cut her hair short, do you think I should let her do it?” Almost everyone said “YES!” So thanks to all of the good advice from my followers, we did it…and we haven’t regretted it for a second! I think she looks so cute and it really fits her personality! It’s for sure a lot harder to come up with braids but it’s pushed me to step out of my comfort zone! We wanted to show you that even if you have short hair, there are lots of cute braids you can still do!
This first braid (above) is three ladder braids. Start out with a part deep to one side. On the side with less hair, start out by doing a waterfall braid along the part. Under that one, do another waterfall braid, but incorporate the waterfall pieces from the one above it as you braid. Under that one, do a french braid. Incorporate the waterfall pieces from the second braid as you go. We braided each one to the ends and used elastics that matched her hair to tie them off.