We have all had our fair share of smooth photoshoots where everything goes like a dream and probably a few not-so-smooth shoots where it feels like one never-ending disaster you can't escape. What was your worst photoshoot? This fun video features a photographer discussing his and offering some of the lessons he learned from the experience.
Coming to you from Evan Ranft, this great video features him discussing his worst photoshoot ever and the lessons it taught him for future work. My worst photoshoot was definitely one in which I got a little too confident in my abilities and did not bother to check everything properly before getting underway. When I was first getting into photography, I offered some free headshots to my fellow music students to build my portfolio. I went out with some friends the night before and took my camera, during which time I set my Canon 7D to ISO 3,200. The 7D was a rugged, capable camera, but a low-light champion it was not. The next day, I didn't bother to check my settings before getting started, and let me tell you: I did not have to do much retouching to all those headshots because there was not any texture left to retouch. I learned a few good lessons that day and haven't made those mistakes since. Check out the video above for Ranft's story.