I learned (well relearned, actually) something vitally important on this shoot: trust your instincts.
During the first stages of this shoot I wasn’t seeing the colors in the water that I expected to see. I had backup plans and additions that I could try, as a systemic approach to achieving the visuals I wanted. Within the first couple of minutes, my human eyes were telling me that what I see in front of me is not what I wanted.
Yet my instincts were speaking to me like Obi Won Kenobi telling me to let go and trust them. I dipped my hands in the water and let it cascade down back into the pool and I saw the purple I was expecting. Then I realized my human eyes were seeing more than what the camera is capable of seeing. What the camera sees is vastly different and that’s why getting into photography can be daunting at first. You have to learn to shape the camera to capture what your human eyes see so clearly.
My eyes were seeing the reflections of the sky above, the heat, the sunscreen dripping into face, an so on. The camera would see the color and it could be targeted in Photoshop to do the rest.
This set of images are the first iteration of the shoot. We then later added other elements to augment it all and each time we changed the routine, we got vastly different results.
THAT is the joy of creating something new and also why I think we far too often fear it.
Model: Danielle La
Photography and Photoshop art: Reality Reimagined
Gear: Canon R5, RF 24-70mm F2.8
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