Leily - Creative Lighting

Staying true to my curious nature and to satisfy my intrinsic need to experiment with everything I switched gears literally in the middle of my photo shoot. I was in the middle of shooting pictures of Leily, which you can see in the previous blog post, when I got that itch to try something different. I switched up my lighting and totally changed the style of my shots on the fly to create these moody mysterious images. I love the way they came out. Totally worth venturing off the beaten path to play a little. And after about 15 minutes of this style I switched it back to the more traditional glam lighting and continued shooting. 

I always tell newbie photographers not to be afraid of experimenting, that's where learning happens. If you want to be a photographer you have to enjoy the process. In fact I'd say that's probably the most important thing. If you don't enjoy adjusting camera setting and playing with lighting and posing people, perhaps photography isn't for you. #justsayin'