I was testing out a new lighting setup the other day and took a couple of shots to check how things looked. Sadly, my camera was having a fit and wouldn’t focus properly so all the photos were slightly blurry.
Instead of running to a corner and crying for all that wasted effort, I set my sights on something different. I used the blurriness to my advantage with Photoshop to make them “painted”.
But as for the lighting setup, I need about two more lights to make it just right, a hair light and a secondary fill. Bah! Only I would do something so nit-picky…who really cares about having a light kit?
Most of the time, I use natural light from the patio window but I’m becoming dissatisfied with the shadows in the photos. It would be awesome to take pictures outdoors, but taking them on my own makes me nervous of onlookers. So finding better ways to take photos indoors is my primary solution.