Test Shots with Hilary Ross

Hello everyone,

Recently my girlfriend Hilary was asked to model by a photographer. Having seen the photos, not only did she looks incredibly beautiful but I thought to myself "hey, I could totally do something like that". So after discussing with her my ideas she agreed to model for me to let me practice and I've been extremely happy with the results!

Given we're both newbies at these things, we didn't really know where to start. We used an empty wall in my apartment and some bright lamps. Using examples on Pinterest we figured out some poses for her to take and just took a bunch of photos until they looked good. Over 150 shots later there were only a few worth working with, nothing wrong on Hilary's part, just me messing around with my camera settings and light positioning which I guess is a good thing that I kept trying until it was just right. Practice makes perfect, right?

Once I had the photos loaded up on my MacBook, I started to look up Adobe Lightroom tutorials on some tips for editing. Now obviously there's a lot of things I still need to learn, but I'm super happy with how they turned out! I'm more than open to feedback if you have any!

One thing that I learned from these YouTube videos is that for this sort of thing, I should consider shooting in RAW. So for the next go, I'll most certainly try this.


Happy holidays everyone and let's hope for an exciting 2016!