DIRT
 

Does anyone else ever get the urge to just do something weird in the moment? You're on set thinking, "I wonder if that would work." I get that all the time and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. The awesome thing is that I always learn from it so I always run with those intrusive little ideas. During a fall wedding in California, I was shooting portraits around 2pm (found the shade and had them facing out of the shade) and had one of those little ideas pop into my head! What if I threw dirt at my lens? What if I made sure the light was hitting the dirt? Would it create something funky?

  5D III + 50L For this shot I had placed them in the shade facing out (see the "Cave Light" tip) and I was standing outside of the shade in the sun. I picked up a handful of dirt and threw it up and at my lens, making sure the sun hit it. The sun on the dirt turned into those gorgeous light hits that you see sparkled all over the frame turning something intimate into something intimate and festive. Yay, experiments!

 

5D III + 50L

For this shot I had placed them in the shade facing out (see the "Cave Light" tip) and I was standing outside of the shade in the sun. I picked up a handful of dirt and threw it up and at my lens, making sure the sun hit it. The sun on the dirt turned into those gorgeous light hits that you see sparkled all over the frame turning something intimate into something intimate and festive. Yay, experiments!