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Working with Harsh Sunlight - Fashion Photography Behind the Scenes

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In today's photoshoot video, I take you behind the scenes working with a client and give you tips and ideas on how to photograph portraits in harsh sunlight + how to photograph two models in a photo. A big thank you to Suzi Rose for letting me create a behind the scenes from our photoshoot! Designer: Suzi Rose // @suzi_rose_designs Makeup: Rene Nikol Models: Tyler @ Priscilla's & Georgia May Davis Video: Dan @ I Make Films My Lightroom Presets: www.digitalfilmactions.com See more of my work on Instagram: www.instagram.com/juliatrotti -- MUSIC // Music by KZ: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3ftW1xTYJhcvwBI1q0RVOD https://soundcloud.com/kzchillmode -- FIND ME ON // Instagram // www.instagram.com/juliatrotti Digital Film Actions Website // www.digitalfilmactions.com Facebook // www.facebook.com/digitalfilmactions Julia Trotti Website // www.juliatrotti.com Blog // blog.juliatrotti.com Instagram // www.instagram.com/juliatrotti Facebook // www.facebook.com/juliatrottiphotography I Make Films Website // www.imakefilms.com.au Instagram // www.instagram.com/danpodbierezki Facebook // www.facebook.com/imakefilms.au -- VLOG CAMERA SETUP // Sony RX100iv Sony a7s + Sigma 24mm f1.4 PHOTOGRAPHY CAMERA SETUP // Canon 5dmkiii Sigma 24mm f1.4 Canon 35mm f1.4 Canon 50mm f1.2 Canon 85mm f1.2 Canon 135mm f2 -- Thank you so much for watching! xx
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Jane Lee (9 months ago)
120 outfits in 6 hours 60 in 3 hours 20 in an hour 10 in 30 mins 1 every 3 mins Impressive 👏 I guess I need to work on shooting more often too
Sonique Paige (4 months ago)
IKR. I did the calculations myself. 120 looks, 2 models, 6 hours, 3 min per look per model! Working with models is different because they know how to pose and they move quickly. That saves a lot of time and gives photographers a chance to focus on creating a beautiful image.
Neta OGAMI (5 months ago)
Jane Lee wow
kendunton1 (7 months ago)
That's assuming they didn't stop for lunch... (I missed your comment Zac)
Zac Grimaldo (7 months ago)
Also, having a client that has everything organized and knows exactly what they want shot together is key. And you need fast lunches...LOL
Jesse Starks (8 months ago)
I'll need to try shooting something like this. Being able to flow and having a model that understands how to do it is key.
Stephen Opiah (17 days ago)
would you suggest using an ND filter when shooting in harsh sunlight?
Julia Trotti (10 days ago)
I personally only use an ND filter if it's bright enough for me to have to go over 2.8, or if I'm after a particular look with my photos that I can't achieve because of the sunny conditions. I want to make a video about this soon!
Javier Armstrong (17 days ago)
why no hood?
Julia Trotti (10 days ago)
Not shooting backlit, so no lack of contrast from the sun!
Klaus Schneider (1 month ago)
Very interesting. On the 5D III there seamed to be no problems to bring um the shadows.
Jhr Photography (1 month ago)
Fantastic work! The images look great, and well you can't beat the location. This was a great inspiration for my shoot today - full sun - high fashion looks (so a little different). I like how you kept everything crips even at 2.8 - I struggle with this when I shoot wide open, I tend to get too many soft-focus shots, or a "just missed" - but the composition and look are there it usually works out. But today I'm really looking for that crisp focus in the eyes. Anyway. Thanks for the inspiration!
raffyborromeo (1 month ago)
all I'm wondering is how did you shoot all day and not end up really sweaty??? =)))
Julia Trotti (1 month ago)
Hahaha honestly, I don't know!
Nigel Farage (1 month ago)
Aussies are so hot
raakesh prajapati (2 months ago)
U so hardworking girl and i like ur vision📷👍🏼
Phil Watson (2 months ago)
With that sunlight you can shoot at iso 50 on that camera so why 100?. Like the shots though.
Julia Trotti (1 month ago)
I prefer to use native ISO, and there's not really much of a difference between the two anyway!
Arthur Tarnowski (2 months ago)
Thank you, Julia. I am learning a lot on this channel. Cheers from Shanghai
Jamie L. (2 months ago)
it says 1/8000
Mariana Lombard (2 months ago)
Hi Julia! I am in California and I absolutely LOVE your videos!! I always LEARN from them. Thank you for doing this! So, my question to you is, you mention that you make some adjustments on Lightroom. I so the before and after here, but I do not have Lightroom. I always work with photoshop. Could you tell me, if you know how, to get that super clear picture after you edit! Thanks!
Julia Trotti (2 months ago)
Thank you! If you have Photoshop, you should install Bridge as well as it should come with PS. In Bridge you can do camera raw editing and you have all the same tools as Lightroom :)
luxx lux (2 months ago)
In these case you paid the model?
TaylorPaige Vlogs (2 months ago)
I would LOVE to be able to do a shoot like this one day!
Keith A (2 months ago)
Do you use uv filters when shooting outdoors especially on sunny days like this?
Julia Trotti (2 months ago)
I use UV filters, but only to protect my lenses - they don't change the way an image looks!
أتعلم أتقدم (3 months ago)
please put English caption or subtitle so i can understand you well, thank you
Sitka Gear Fanatic (3 months ago)
It looked like you had a filter on initially, was that just a variable ND?
Sitka Gear Fanatic (3 months ago)
Julia Trotti Thanks so much your awesome!
Julia Trotti (3 months ago)
I just use a UV filter to protect my lens :)
Abhishek Tiwari (3 months ago)
loved ur work julia, please make video on poses for male and female .....
Brandon Bauman (3 months ago)
Loved this video and the shots look beautiful! SO helpful, thank you!
mahmoud ramsis (4 months ago)
Why u don't use ND filter !!!!?
Mars on Earth (4 months ago)
Wondering why you preferred to use 1/8000 shutter speed instead of using a variable ND. My camera doesn't even go any higher than 1/4000.
Julia Trotti (4 months ago)
I prefer using what's available in the camera before I start using external equipment! If I maxed out my shutter and had to go above 2.8, then I would an ND filter :)
Sara Cristina (4 months ago)
What do you think about people around shooting with their phone, does it bother you?
Julia Trotti (4 months ago)
Doesn't bother me at all :)
Brendan Melville (4 months ago)
I can't get enough of your stuff. Finally someone who really captures the beauty and essence of natural light. You're just so motivating when I am feeling discouraged.
Michael Aquitania (4 months ago)
Hi Julia, I just wanted to ask what shutter speed setting did you used on 50mm f1.4? Thnx
Michael Aquitania (4 months ago)
Thnx Julia for kindly responsed. I wonder if you've ever use ND Filter on direct Sunlight using 50mm lens. Waiting for your experiment on this.. Thnx
Julia Trotti (4 months ago)
I believe I was using 1/8000 :)
Céline Granel (5 months ago)
You're work is amazing Julia ! I just found out about your channel and I love it ! I'm watching all your videos. I'm a photographer too but you teach me a lot too ! Your video are great quality ! Love love love !!
joseph harmon (5 months ago)
What do you mean about the distortion on the 35mm
joseph harmon (4 months ago)
Julia Trotti thank you:)
Julia Trotti (4 months ago)
Because it's a slightly wide angle lens, it can distort images. So its not ideal for capturing lookbook images like this, it's better for creative photography!
Anthony Wycihowski (5 months ago)
Thank you so much for share you skills with us.
Jess hope (5 months ago)
Do you normally have to find the models or do they?
Julia Trotti (5 months ago)
Clients book the models :)
Josh Jones (5 months ago)
No strobe?
DrunkenGuitarGuy (5 months ago)
i'm a little paranoid to take my gear to the beach, let alone a salt water beach, u take any precautions for your gear??
Julia Trotti (5 months ago)
Not really haha I just make sure not to get any sand or water on it :)
Neta OGAMI (5 months ago)
Beautiful outfits and setting Julia. Synchro Sun or a Reflector! Don't forget shoot flat RAW too. Also. 105mm or 135mm puts more distance to the subject but offers better background blur and optical virtuosity.
GPAD Khl (5 months ago)
What camera metering mode to use? Thanks
Julia Trotti (5 months ago)
Evaluative
James Deak (5 months ago)
You really got to use flash for this kind location
Richard Crowe (5 months ago)
i generally use some fill flash in situations like these...
Yesenia Calas (5 months ago)
What metering do you use?
Julia Trotti (5 months ago)
Evaluative :)
Yesenia Calas (5 months ago)
Spot?
Callie Rice (5 months ago)
Is there anyway you could tell me what swimsuit that is 👀👀👀
Julia Trotti (5 months ago)
They're from this designer: http://www.suzirose.com/ :)
Lu NP (5 months ago)
Hello! thank you again for your videos! do you sell presets for photos taken under harsh light?
Julia Trotti (5 months ago)
Thank you! The majority of my presets work well in harsh sunlight :) If you need help deciding please email me on [email protected] - I'm happy to help!
Michaud Lormil (5 months ago)
If you were shooting high speed synch, you would retain more quality, details and the subject would be the same exposure as the sky.
Lucy Ngo (6 months ago)
SETTINGS AT THE BEACH PLEASE REPLY ASAP
Julia Trotti (5 months ago)
I included my camera settings on the photos!
Doo dje (6 months ago)
Could you explain why aren't you using a sun shield on your lens, more particularly in this situation ?
Julia Trotti (6 months ago)
Lens hoods work to get rid of any lens flare in your photo and make it easier to focus when shooting backlit. In this scenario we are shooting direct lit, so a lens hood wouldn't do anything :)
emarcust (6 months ago)
Hey Julia! I just wanted to say thanks~ I've been learning about various aspects of photography online for about half a year now, and have just come across your channel. Your videos really do contain a wealth of knowledge which other channels just aren't giving away (for whatever reason - quite possibly because they don't have a great deal of creative insight to share). You also present the videos with a beautiful balance of professionalism and friendliness. THANK YOU, and take care! Marc
Julia Trotti (6 months ago)
Ahh you are amazing! Thank you so much :)
emarcust (6 months ago)
I also find it difficult to be genuinely impressed by most YouTuber's actual photography work. It seems most have a strength with the business aspect of photography. I absolutely love your images, and you are an insliration!
Joshua Tousey (6 months ago)
Hi Julia, I thought the video was nice and clean. my question is or more comments is f/2.. ?? if this is a look book, it should be about the clothing. details of the fabric and design of material would start to be lost at f/2.0 once out of original focus area. thats why studio is so preferred. I do look books outside and would f/4 with a flash to capture the details but 2.0 all natural even at 1/8000 of a second leaves finer details lost. especially fore commerce where the images are compressed to extreme. have you considered. 1/4000 at f/4 of 1/3200 at 5.6 even. the sweet spot on the 50mm 1.2 is right around the f/4. sorry and tanks, curiosity getting the best of me.
Julia Trotti (6 months ago)
Shooting at f2 for me is enough to be able to get the model and detail of the clothing in focus :) It's my personal style for me to shoot at a shallow depth of field, my clients come to me for that style so if I were to shoot at f4 or higher, it would completely change the look of my photos!
Esha Rai (6 months ago)
the way u shoot is just awesome. I need to make my portfolio ready n it ll be my first shoot so i need some tips.
Rainer Büsching (6 months ago)
Very great video, Julia :) One question, though: How did you and the models protect yourselves against the sunlight? Sun lotion does harm tho the camera body (I see this "against me" sleeve on your Sigma lens...) and would probably do no good to the dresses. So when I'm out for a photoshoot on a sunny day, sun protection is always the first question on my agenda. You ought to be very experienced here as you are living in Australia?
Julia Trotti (6 months ago)
I can't speak for anyone else at the shoot, but I always use sunscreen SPF 50+ when shooting outdoors to protect my skin! The dresses and the cameras are fine without protection though :)
pinkklipstick (6 months ago)
Great video, your content is incredible!
Albert Stephens (6 months ago)
What lens did you use for this shoot?
Julia Trotti (6 months ago)
Canon 50mm f1.2
Adzfar Tamba (6 months ago)
do you have a free preset mis julia?
Julia Trotti (6 months ago)
Yes! You can find them here: https://www.digitalfilmactions.com/lightroom-presets/ there's 3 free ones for Lightroom and a few more for Photoshop as well :)
I like you video but It is surprises me how you do not know how to hold a camera. good canal Julia.
deasttn (6 months ago)
What are your thoughts about using a reflector boards to help reduce some facial shadows?
Julia Trotti (6 months ago)
Yeah you could definitely use a reflector to minimise the shadows! I'm going to make a detailed video about different techniques to shoot in harsh natural sunlight soon!
VanityKurve T.v (6 months ago)
This was so helpful
Rahel E. (7 months ago)
Very interessting to watch, great work. I would be interessted in seeing the editign side of the shoot.
Eddie Ho (7 months ago)
Why use large aperture 2.0? Small aperture may get more detail of background.
Julia Trotti (6 months ago)
I prefer not getting the background completely in focus :)
Wojciech Kalka (7 months ago)
Would help to use flashes :)
Julia Trotti (6 months ago)
I prefer just using natural light. There are lots of natural light techniques that you can use in harsh sunlight without the use of flashes, I will make a video soon :)
Bogdan Bezi (7 months ago)
Do you think the mark iii is outdated? Should I buy it if I have the chance to buy it for $2500 with warranty or $2000 without warranty? I wanna mention I m switching from Sony and I wanna focus on portrait photography. Any useful advice? Thanks!
Bogdan Bezi (7 months ago)
cause I had an a6500 that was mainly focused on video. That s how I discovered my love for photography. I have just heard these days about the a7iii. I think that any of these cameras will me serve well as long as I invest time and passsion! Thank you so much! You are doing a really great job!
Julia Trotti (7 months ago)
I am personally happy with my mkiiis! I don't have the need to upgrade to the mkiv, I will probably wait for the next one in the series! I find that the mkiii does everything I need it to do and I don't feel limited by it. Why are you thinking of switching from Sony? Have you tried the A7III yet? I've heard amazing things about it for photography!
Nicolaie c (7 months ago)
I find these results to be unacceptable as far as fashion photography goes. In these circumstances using a scrim, shooting on amcloudy day or using a high end lighting system is a must for professional looking results.
lulu mink (7 months ago)
Did you and the models get some sun block or did all get tanned after a whole day shooting?
Julia Trotti (7 months ago)
Can't speak for anyone else, but I always wear sunblock when I'm shooting outdoors, Australian sun is relentless!
Anthony Figueroa (7 months ago)
Photos look amazing
Zack Speed (7 months ago)
At the 6min mark... that is what I am saying, do something like that with a non model and see how well it goes. Unflattering pose, gastly light on their faces and bad composition.
Zack Speed (7 months ago)
Gee shocker... she has the go to of every hobby photographer today who buys a camera and now is an expert. Buy that expensive 50 1.2 and 85 1.2 and just glue it wide open and shoot away.... Attractive photographer... meets 50 1.2 and 85 1.2 yeaaaaaa now I'm an expert. And everyone hires the attractive one (PS tip... when you have a beautiful model you can get away with some of this stuff more)
Kheang Pov (7 months ago)
sorry sister I am beginner can I ask you ...after you take photo you need to edit photo at adobe lightroom cc or not ?
Julia Trotti (7 months ago)
You don't have to edit them if you don't want to, but I love editing colours in Lightroom! I have a video about my workflow here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr826lxVfWk&t and I also have a playlist of Lightroom tutorials :)
oriana nucete (7 months ago)
i want to learn how to edit of that way is beautifulll
Ahmad Wad (7 months ago)
I would prefer to have water waves with splashes in background specially with beautiful back light you had, instead of doll one.
Ian Jack (7 months ago)
How do you manage colour on a bright sunny day?
Julia Trotti (7 months ago)
I usually shoot with my white balance on 5200K as I find that it's not too warm! If skin tones look a little funny once I look at the photos on my computer, I just use HSL to bring them back to normal :)
Gustavo Arzich da Gama (7 months ago)
almost 10k in lenses....and im still with a 70D looll XD in dreams!
Julia Trotti (7 months ago)
Haha it took me many years to build up my photography kit :)
Baz Kaknics (7 months ago)
I am really greatful for this video, as this topic is hardly getting discussed in tutorials. In reality life is not only happening in the golden hour and I had to shoot weddings and family portraits on the beach and in the harbour during midday numerous times. I quickly learnt how important it is to have a camera sensor with a decent dynamic range, however editing still sucks and takes ages or I might be doing sg wrong. I usually have to use masks on people's faces in Lightroom to pull up the shadows and even crank up the exposure a bit. Then I am using gradual filters to darken the background for a more dramatic look. I would be curious how others go about it, as my method does not seem to be too productive to be honest..
Baz Kaknics (7 months ago)
Thank you for your reply, your videos really help me to be more conscious when editing in Lightroom. After posting my comment, I just found your tutorials about deliberately underexposing plus your editing workflow, which I beleive fill a niche here on Youtube. I don't always have the luxury (and an assistant with me) to set up an external flash with a giant softbox on the beach and I really want to master natural light before I get into flash photography. Keep up the great work!
Art Music (7 months ago)
Learn flash or use a reflector. Trust me you’re clients will love it!
Julia Trotti (7 months ago)
Thank you and I completely agree! Most of the time with client work, you are doing a photoshoot for the full day, which includes shooting in harsh sunlight! You might have the chance to shoot in golden hour at the end of the day, but that's only a small portion of the entire photoshoot. I personally use this method of slightly underexposing my images and editing them in Lightroom this way: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lRSNXm7DuQ in case you're interested in checking that out :)
Zardos Spinosa (7 months ago)
Nice, not sure about the bling bikinis at the end, but all in all an idyllic shoot. Interesting to see how well this camera coped with the backlight and harsh sun conditions. The images were a bit washed out maybe the effect you were trying to create. It nice to go all natural but you could bring your photos up to next level by firstly using off camera flash which is so easy to do and then if you have an extra hand a sunlight diffuser. That said they can be a bit large and easy to blow away in the wind. So I think just off camera flash would be my best suggestion. Try it, you will be amazed at the results.
Julia Trotti (7 months ago)
Thank you! The washed out look what was the client was after so I achieved that in Lightroom. I could have edited the photos to be punchy and vibrant, but that's not what the client was after for this shoot :)
iamcanon18 (7 months ago)
nice editing, considering u shoot against the light .
Zac Grimaldo (7 months ago)
I still don't know how you guys can shoot wide open or even f/2.2 and get everything tack sharp?! Especially, two girls together. I understand focal planes, lens length, distance, aperture, the inverse law theory and lens compression, but some how it doesn't really work out for me! One eye will be tack sharp and the other soft. More power to you guys! LOL
Zac Grimaldo (7 months ago)
Thanks for answering! I like your channel, I subbed. I've been a professional commercial shooter for 20 years, I think I'm just getting old, I don't know, I'll just stay at f 5.6 I guess.
Julia Trotti (7 months ago)
Haha thank you! It just comes down to practice and experience, the more you shoot and experiment, the more you know how much you can push and pull the tools you're using to make them work - eg, low depth of field! :D
Frank Zayas (7 months ago)
Beautiful shots but out of curiosity, why not at least use a reflector? Seems that would save some Lightroom editing time and avoid the situation you mentioned where shadows were so harsh that the client rejected the shots?
Julia Trotti (7 months ago)
I can't remember exactly what I mentioned in the video, but my client was super happy with all the photos! I could definitely have used a reflector but that would also require hiring an assistant for the day as well, we were also shooting a lot of outfits in a short amount of time!
FreshYoungLeaves (7 months ago)
body shadow in front of photographer , to counter backlight need flash canon speedlite.
Julia Trotti (7 months ago)
A speedlight or reflector would definitely add more light to the subject, but its not "needed" - it's just another alternative technique to use on top of just shooting with natural light like I did here :)
FreshYoungLeaves (7 months ago)
without speedlite , other alternative use reflector
Darren Chandler (7 months ago)
Thoughts on using a white reflector as a fill light?
Julia Trotti (7 months ago)
It would definitely work well for a fill light source!
Bertha Lovejoy (8 months ago)
those clothes are a bohemian mermaid goddess dream omg i need to move to australia it seems people are so much freer about self expression through clothes over there
EgeTuna Bros. (8 months ago)
wow this ı love it
Thank you for this :)
Michelle Cox Photography (8 months ago)
The 50mm is definitely my favorite for shoots like this too! AND I love your location. Gorgeous!! :)
Julia Trotti (7 months ago)
Thank you!
mocha mocha (8 months ago)
This video really makes me want to do photography as a hobby/side-career. Unfortunately I have no idea where to start haha. Brilliant video!
Julia Trotti (7 months ago)
Thank you! Just start by taking some photos and building up your career :) Photography takes a lot of work, but when you start taking photos and making connections with people, your business will branch out!
Leroy Gordon (8 months ago)
Cool tips killer tune equals true vid thanks Julia
Davi Pereira (8 months ago)
Hey Julia, how do u use your focus settings to photograph two models? AI Focus? Ai servo? One shot? And the point of the focus, all of them? Or just the middle one ?
Julia Trotti (8 months ago)
I have a detailed video about how I focus here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1eVrLjdCzA&t with the 2 models, I get them to stand with their faces at the same distance away from me so they are both in focus - I just put my focus point to one of the model's faces, but since they are in line with each other, both will be in focus!
Noah Hulton (8 months ago)
Curious if you use filters at all in your work. Do you ever put on Neutral Density or Polarizers?
Julia Trotti (8 months ago)
I don't usually. The only time I would use an ND filter is if it is too bright and I have to go over f2.8 - as that would start changing the style of my work that my clients are after!
Bater & Street (8 months ago)
A scrim would have worked really well for when the lighting was harsher! :) Beautiful work.
Sabine Squared (8 months ago)
Which beach is this? So pretty and I can’t believe how empty it is :)
Sabine Squared (8 months ago)
thought it looked like eastern suburbs. so lucky to get Bronte this quiet!
Julia Trotti (8 months ago)
It's Bronte beach, which is right next to Bondi! It's pretty empty because it was a little cold, early morning and also during the week haha it's not usually this empty unfortunately!
ACID SNOW (8 months ago)
great video! most people try to avoid harsh light. glad to see people shooting in this conditions
ZeroG84 (8 months ago)
No color checker or gray card to be seen and the light is constantly changing. This is not a proper way to take pictures of products.
ludovix cosplay (8 months ago)
very good place !!
Daniel Solano (8 months ago)
Julia you rock! Fav channel on YouTube! Totally inspired by your work and videos☀️ About to do a harsh light shoot here in Austin Texas and sat in my car and watched this again lol 😀🤙 Keep up the great content and Stay Gold! Www.instagram.com/dannyjsolano/
Janna Slaback (8 months ago)
Love this! Shooting in the harsh sun is definitely a challenge! You make it look so easy here!
Mas Umar (8 months ago)
how many batteries and memories did you bring into photoshot?
Julia Trotti (8 months ago)
Right! Just one :)
Mas Umar (8 months ago)
I mean, how many used battery for that 6h photoshots?
Julia Trotti (8 months ago)
I usually take about 5 batteries and about 6 CF cards and 4 SD cards. I don't ever use all of them, they are mostly there as backups!
Qi Xiao (8 months ago)
could you explain why you prefer not using flash, thank you Julia.
Shane Hunter (3 months ago)
If used properly, with the correct technique and savvy modifier choices, artificial lighting can be used in harsh light situations without *looking* artificial, and also without blowing out the sky and other background highlights. Many photographers are simply afraid of off-camera flash, but the principles are actually really simple.
Julia Trotti (8 months ago)
I personally don't like the way artificial lighting looks on outdoor photos, it's just not my style!
Adam Kreuz (8 months ago)
Great tips!
tarantado (8 months ago)
Great video! Looks like you guys shot the video with a wide aperture. Did you guys use an ND filter for that? I see that the vlog setup is an a7s with a Sigma 24mm 1.4
Jennifer Peguero (8 months ago)
how do you shoot at f2 and still get all that sharpness? i’m cringing just thinking about trying it myself oh my god. i need to know the trick!!!
OneEyedPhotographer (4 months ago)
If you stand at the same distance, you would get mostly head shots, so you stand further back to get more of the body. You won't get the same shots, but can still get really good shots.
Jennifer Peguero (8 months ago)
Julia Trotti i watched it right after leaving the comment haha, i hadn’t noticed it before. i have a cropped sensor and a 1.8 50mm, you reckon i could still manage or is it only better with full frames and its lenses?
Julia Trotti (8 months ago)
I have a video about how I focus here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1eVrLjdCzA&t in case you're interesting in watching :)
quit playin (8 months ago)
I was distracted by the pretty clothes
Srinivas S (8 months ago)
Lovely video .Would have loved to see some shots using the flash (underexposing the background a bit) .Loved the location ...................
James Stonley (8 months ago)
love how you don't use reflectors or lighting, you make it look so easy and effortless.
Julia Trotti (8 months ago)
Thank you so much!
Mark Harris (8 months ago)
Brilliant video! I had a friendly and very civil conversation with another commenter on a previous video I you managed in such challenging conditions. You did reply to both of us at the time, thank you, but it’s still great to see you do it. I know weddings are longer hours, but I imagine you had the more challenging days doing fashion shoots like this. For weddings you have about 60-90 minutes to create poses and then the rest is catching candid shots. I’m not saying that is easy, I certainly couldn’t do it to the standard our wedding photographer did it, but fashion shoots you have to think of the pose which will be pleasing to the viewer, catch their attention and sell the dress/suit or whatever else people wear. To do it with the number of of shots you did is beyond amazing. I used to be a chef for many years, with my own outside catering business at one time, it was hard, hot work but even though I took a lot of pride in what I did, after the initial menu design for a wedding breakfast etc the rest was muscle memory. Each photograph you create has to be different than the last where I was after all my plates being the same. Thank you for this insight to just how tough it is doing your job, and it’s not talent alone but also a strong work ethic.
Julia Trotti (8 months ago)
Your comments always hit the nail on the head Mark! You're right, photographing a wedding isn't easy, but the vast majority of the day is capturing candid moments and things as they happen. This proves it's own set of "obstacles" where the moments that happen aren't always in the best lighting so you need to make it work, you need to physically be there when something needs capturing so you need to be attentive and your lighting is constantly changing - indoors, outdoors, shade, sun, etc. But, as you mentioned these things somehow become muscle memory, so it's easier to flow throughout the day and know what needs to be shot! Then you have a small portion of the day dedicated to something a little more similar to a fashion shoot where you direct the couple and bridal party for some photos. Compared to a fashion shoot where you have to direct absolutely everything throughout the day to be able to capture the things you need! Which means that you need to keep so many things in mind while still being creative. And that's awesome to hear that you were a chef and also had your own catering company! I can image the long hours and definitely not easy work, so props to you!
KIRK LEE (8 months ago)
为什么国外的海滩上人那么少
Julia Trotti (8 months ago)
It's Bronte beach near Bondi :)
KIRK LEE (8 months ago)
nice place! I hope I'll go there for a trip. where is it?
Julia Trotti (8 months ago)
It was a cold morning and a weekday!
Tim Nguyen (8 months ago)
Nice tutorial but those grandnies panties..ohh nooo
smalltalk.productions (8 months ago)
thanks for the effort and the sharing. thumbs up.
Chryseas S. (8 months ago)
Thanks for sharing some good tips for outdoor shooting!
Julia Trotti (8 months ago)
Thank you :)
kaymmi torres (9 months ago)
I truly LOVE all your videos ♥️ definitely going to keep being subscribed to you. & your beautiful btw.
Julia Trotti (8 months ago)
Thank you so much!

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