Undoubtedly, one of the hardest things with a 365 Project is the weather. Most of the time you can ignore it, particularly in the summer and autumn, as even if it’s raining, it’s still warm and beautiful outdoors.
In the UK, the hardest months are January to March, or until the first signs of spring.
They say the English never stop talking about the weather… but the conditions can be incredibly dreary and uninspiring, so it can be very challenging photography wise…!
So, you can imagine the challenges we have faced with our 365 Projects.
The first 365 Project I did, we had amazing weather. Spells of snow, which was wonderful as it added a fabulous wintery feel, and then a vibrant and colourful spring and summer, followed by a burning red autumn. I could not have asked for more.
With my second and thrid 365 Projects, the weather wasn’t nealy as good and we had many weeks of constant rain.
So with that, I have had to get a bit more inventive…
One of the fun things me and my sisters have done and explored, are indoor portraits. I have spent a lot of time looking for beautiful photogenic dresses (sequins are amazing in photos…!) and also finding some beautiful tops to wear to make the portraits look different.
These indoor portraits are a lot more work than any outdoor portrait. You have to think about clothes, lighting, accessorises, make up, hair and the rest. Particularly where the model is the ultimate focus of the viewers attention, everything has to be just right. So more pressure all round.
Over the course of this project I have also done several indoor self-portrait sessions, which are undoubtedly the hardest as you are doing two jobs, with tricky lighting, and usually a very uncomfortable pose, so you get easily tired!
But, despite all that I have really enjoyed the challenge, and I am really pleased the weather had been awful when I was doing my 365 projects, as it enabled me to do something I wouldn’t have normally done.
If you’re attempting your own 365 project, then here are a few simple things I would recommend you do:-
– Write a list of photographs you would like to take during your 365 project
– Have a back-up list of “safe” last minute ideas when you have days which don’t go to plan
– When the weather is bad, try and buy some cut flowers, or try indoor food photography
Equipment and Processing For Indoor Photography
– Canon EOS 5D Mark II
– Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 II L
– Indoor Lightroom Preset Pack
– Natural Colours Lightroom Preset Pack
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