Drew & Karl Groupshoot in Tustin

Attended my first groupshoot last weekend, which also happened to be my first time taking pictures of people. Previously I’d always photographed landscapes, still life, or crowds, but never just one person. The event was located at a really nice, large house in Tustin, with plenty of interesting backgrounds.

This type of photography took me some getting used to, although working with experienced models made things easier, since they all knew what to do without needing much input from me. They were friendly and patient, even though I felt a little unprepared and unsure of how groupshoots worked. The hosts and other photographers were really helpful as well, letting me borrow some of their lights to try out and see what a difference it makes. I ended up doing a few 1 on 1 sessions with Cindy, Dolly, and Francesca while some other photographers helped me out and gave me tips on how to position the lights and getting the camera settings right.

Most of my shooting was done indoors, with natural available light in most places, and borrowed strobes in others.

It was definitely a fun experience though, and I’ll probably be attending another one. I may eventually get some lights of my own too.

Camera: Canon 6D with 24-105mm f/4L IS