So I finally got around to shooting the rest of the lawnscapers image that I’ve been waiting on the right lighting conditions for. Of course Nate is super busy and not super happy about having to pose in these photos all the time/ help me get the dogs to do what I want.
Thank god for tripods and remotes.
Even though it’s like a million times harder and takes me twenty times longer than it should, I think i’ve got the system down enough. The only annoying thing so far is if the camera is too far back the remote doesn’t trigger which is really annoying.
Below is the first draft.
Here is the updated version:
So I took Jack off the back porch step, added the wheelbarrow which is full of plants and a bucket of dirt. I also cropped it to take the other chair out that Louis was sitting in in the original composite. Then I had Jack stand up and look into the wheelbarrow which he was not happy to do so this was the only option I had to work with. I actually really like how he’s mirroring me. I then posed myself to look like I was digging a hole with the shovel like I am about to plant the plants that are in the wheelbarrow (wheelbarrow is such a weird word, I keep wanting to spell it like wheel barrel.) Anyway, then I added Louis in the foreground more. I think the way his face is facing brings your eye towards the digging Siberians. Looking at it now I think Louis maybe needs to be a little smaller in the scene. I actually really like this one more than I was expecting too. I think the corner being pretty much the center of the image and then two different sides (with the Siberians and then with Jack and I) and Lou bridging it together just feels different than how I normally shoot images so I think that’s why I like it.