Here is my First Ever VLOG Number 001. This VLOG is about my trip to London for a Outdoor Natural Light Portrait Shoot. I went up to London on the 29/01/17. This was my second time up to London. Lucy is a Model in London who contacted me though Instagram. She is an upcoming actress and I couldn't say no to go up to do the photoshoot with.
I had been planning to do a VLOG for a long time and I couldn't find a better time to do it until my trip. I left early hours of the morning at 7am to catch my bus up at 7:30am. I had arrived in London an hour early, so it gave me time to get some footage before meeting Lucy. I walked around two hours to different locations. My plan for the shoot was around in Soho and I met Lucy in a Coffee Shop.
Number one tip before starting a shoot with a model. Have a chat and get to know them before thinking about getting your camera out. Find out about their interests and personality. Have a good chat for 15 to 30 mins to break the ice. Your shoot will run smoothly as you already built a connection and you will find it a lot easier.
We found some amazing spots around Soho. The only down side to the shoot. It would be the weather, it was not on my side as I would have liked it. But still managed to get some amazing shots. Lucy is a great model. She is one of the best I have worked with. She knows what she was doing and what I was looking for. I wish her all the best in the future, I know she will do well.
I had to test out a new toy that I got for the trip which I will say in future posts. So we did a little video clip which you can see in the VLOG. I loved how it turn out. I will be using it on my VLOG's when it come to my portrait photoshoots.
After the shoot round 4:30pm, I had got the tube back. I was too tired to walk all the way back to the bus station. Plus I wanted some time to get a drink and something to eat before my bus back at 6pm. I couldn't find my way to the bus station from the tube stop. I went around in circles. Until I had found the right way of going. It was raining so hard I was lucky it didn't happen like that on my shoot.
Yet again I had an amazing short time up in London. I will keep the blog up and keep my YouTube Channel with content. I will be off again on the 18th Feb 2017 for another shoot with a model I shot with before. So keep an eye out and I will catch you guys later. Peace!