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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Video FAQ Part 1

I often get emails (or facebook messages) with questions from other photographers. I am always blown away each time I get an email like this because in my mind, I am still that girl a couple years ago with a camera in my hand and no idea what to do with it. I know when I stop and think about it I have really come a long way. But to have someone ask me a question about how I do something is a total honor and a huge compliment!

With that said... I do things the way I do them not because it is the "right" way or the best way, but because it's how I learned and it works for me. I have been completely blessed by some people who are fantastic at photography who have taken the time to teach me things. People who have answered my questions and helped me out where they can.

I know sometimes for me, reading FAQ posts help, and sometimes they don't. Sometimes they confuse me more. So I had a thought. What if there was a way to SEE the answers to the questions? And an idea was born :) I have a much BIGGER idea that I am still working on, but for the next few weeks, I wanted to share with you pieces of that.

Recently I did a shoot where I brought a couple of girls who are interested in learning photography. We set the shoot up as a way of teaching. I was trying my hand at mentoring and teaching what I know. I've had some requests for workshops and mentoring lately, and I am trying to figure out where I fit into all of that, without jumping the gun. But in the midst of this shoot, I had the girls tape some footage for me of what I was doing. I wanted to answer questions that I often get asked and show what it is I do. Hopefully someone, somewhere will find this helpful. Or at least entertaining :)

Here is some of the footage from our shoot with Nicole. It's unedited and in all of its glory. I hope you find it helpful (and any feedback you could give me would be very helpful in my bigger project!). I'll be posting several of these in the next few weeks so stay tuned!




I hope these videos can be of some help! If they are, I'd love to hear about it! If you have questions, or would like to know other things about how I shoot, please let me know in the comments below so I can work on this project! Keep checking back... I have lots of footage! :)


Damaris Mia said...

I loved it! Great job, Diandra!

Sarah said...

can you show a video on HOW to change all the settings? For instance, when I changed my setting to "Manual", all my pictures turn out blurry...how do you set yours up so this doesn't happen...etc :) Thanks!!

MaddiePie Creations said...

That was awesome! Can't wait to see more!

Brandi's Buzz said...

Love to see your video and then immediately get to look at the product of what you are teaching! I would love to see more!

Brandi's Buzz said...

I love to be able to watch your video and then immediately see the product of what you taught. Great idea! I would love to see more!

Alex said...

Loving this! Thanks for sharing! Beautiful photos!