First of all, I’m marrying into the most talented family in the continental U.S. and a couple of weeks ago, I got to be in the recording studio as my future brother and sister-in-law tracked their amazing EP (coming soon!)! Stephen and his beautiful wife Heather are not only incredible musicians, they’re also extremely photogenic. Seriously… you should see their engagement/wedding photos.
Well, while at the studio, I thought I’d snap a few shots and if I got some good ones they could use them for… something? But, oh yeah, I’m a total rookie.
First rookie mistake: The lighting in the studio is already terrible and my lens only goes down to 3.5 aperture, but to top that off, I forgot that I had a polarizer on for about half the time. Remember those wild flower shots? Yeah, didn’t take it off.
Second rookie mistake: After taking dark picture after dark picture, I remembered about the ISO and turned that way up, resulting in grainy, but visible, photos. Then, after the polarizer came off and after my sweet friend Levi let me borrow his 1.4 50 mm lens (which was amazing in that light!! I have already started saving for one!), guess what I didn’t remember to do? Turn the ISO back down. So, hello, film grain.
I wish so much that I’d been able to save more pictures, but I had to learn my lesson. I did manage to take a few that weren’t terrible (yay!), and Levi took a few of me and my sweet darlin’