Whether your an artist, you wish you were an artist, or you know an artist, maybe you can relate: You get an idea. This lovely idea pops up in your imagination and formulates in your head. And you love it!
Then you get a chance to make that idea into a reality. And it’s a bit of a challenge.
My photography escapades over the past year or so have taught me that the process between “idea” and “reality” needs a lot of planning. When you’re learning, like me, sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t.
Well, my friend, I’m so excited to say that my most recent idea worked!
A dear friend and fellow theater enthusiast recently asked me to design promotional posters and take production shots for his Senior Theatre Project – his own adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. I’m thrilled to be a part of this long-anticipated project!
One day in the midst of an impromptu brainstorming session talking about other plans and ideas, Eric said to me, “Some of the cast and I thought it would be cool to do something like an Alice in Wonderland “Vogue” photoshoot.” Almost immediately, I saw the shot of the character Alice jump into my head.
I took the idea and ran with it. I let it formulate more details and did some secondary research to find design inspiration to strengthen and communicate my idea.
I just really fell in love with this idea.
The day of the photo-shoot, I knew exactly what I wanted our Alice to do. And it worked!
Can you tell I’m just a little excited that it worked?
I think I’m excited because it lets me know I’m making progress. The opportunity arose, I took it, and I knew how to take it and run with it. And it turned out just like it looked in my head. I accomplished what I set out to do. And that’s a big deal when you’re, like me, trying to officially break away from the novice category of a field like photography.
I still have tons to learn! I’m 100% positive there always will be. But I’m excited that I know how to do that – learn! And it’s working.
So, HUGE thanks to Eric and the cast and crew of “Alice: A Walk Through Wonderland” for inspiring me and letting me be a part of this cool project!
Note: Check back soon for the rest of the rest of the promotional posters and the production shots! It’s a fantastic cast and crew. In fact, I really hope you’re able to see the show this weekend!
For the camera nerds: All it took was some adjusting my Canon T3i in manual mode to work with the bright sunlight (high shutter speed, medium aperture, low-ish ISO – yes, very technical, I know!), standing up on a chair, costume, model, and props, and bumping up colors and contrast in my RAW file using mainly saturation and curves along with a few other tweaks in Photoshop CC!