Ever since I became a Canon Ambassador, le bf and I have been trying to leave our comfort zone and try different things with my Canon Rebel XSi. Leaving the Auto setting behind was one of the hardest things to do, but slowly, we have embraced the Av function for my outfit posts, and were ready to learn more!
For our second Canon Blogtography session, my fellow ambassadors and I were treated to a hands-on tutorial from the Toronto Star photojournalist Steve Russell, who photographed Michael Fassbender at TIFF last year, which made me respect him that much more (only half kidding) and prompted me to
ask beg to be his assistant during next year’s TIFF. Fingers crossed, you guys!
Steve walked with us through the Distillery District, letting us run around and shoot things on our own, but guiding us along the way, and helping us try new things. Normally, I am all about the symmetry in my photos, and while there’s nothing wrong with shooting this way, as a result we’ve been missing out on a variety of angles and more interesting shots.
During our session, we learned about the Rule of Thirds, learned to hold the camera properly when shooting (with one palm under the body of the camera for steadier shots), and a few other tricks. And the funny thing is…our photos ended up being way more creative than usual. All it took was letting go of our photo habits and trying something new. One step at a time, but I just know that with some hard work and a little creativity, le bf and I will get better at this photography thing…
What do you think of these photos we shot at the Distillery District? Do you prefer traditional outfit shots, or creative ones? Share in the comments!
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I Wore: Shirt, Pants – Joe Fresh; Leather Jacket, Shoes – Zara; Bag – Chanel; Sunglasses – Elizabeth and James