Shoot to your weakness, not your strength
Get the Shot and Move on
Sometimes in photography, we find ourselves in a rut. You have to really break free of your comfort zone to break out of it.
Shooting people with a wide-angle lens
Last week I had a big photoshoot planned but, at the last minute, one of the crew got sick and we had to postpone. However, this left me with a big drive to create and nothing to do. So I contacted the incredible Sarha Hannah who I've wanted to work with since meeting her at another shoot with Giancarlo Pawelec
Collaboration is a team effort
Everyone always says that to do portraits you need an 85mm – maybe a 50mm with a wide aperture, to get separation from the background and to look flattering. One thing about my photography is that I am constantly experimenting. I'm trying to learn and grow and, basically, fuck around until I find something that works.
Getting your hands dirty in the studio with the Fuji XT-1
Sometimes, when shooting everything fall apart and you have to rebuild it all. And sometimes, like this past Sunday, the stars just... Align. A few months ago I was assisting on a shoot and met the super-talented Make-Up Artist Brianna Bisson here in Toronto and wanted to work with her ever since. Recently she posted that she had some time free for some creative work and I jumped on that chance and pitched her an idea that had been swirling in my mind for awhile. A person sort of getting ready for the day, holding angelic and devilish masks with the idea behind it being sort of deciding how to attack the day, choosing how to portray yourself.
Sometimes with a photoshoot - not everything you need actually exists - so you have to get your hands dirty and make it yourself! BTS on a shoot where I had to build a jacket and some neat lighting techniques.
Copyright David J. Fulde 2017.