Posted on December 3, 2013
by sergio moreira photography
I think all photographers have environments in which they feel like fish in the water and others less favorable that make their stress levels increase. As in life , in photography adaptation is mandatory and no environment can be too hostile if we want to follow the rhythm of our imagination. Anyone who knows me knows that I always preferred shooting in quiet surroundings, in mountain and with neutral lights. In this sense this image was a good challenge. The exposure of shooting in a busy area and a too luminous environment are elements that I typically try to eliminate and this time forced me to leave a little my comfort zone. Despite some initial anxiety and increased caution with some details I tried to face the experience as a moment of liberation.
I leave you with a short video that works as a sort of tutorial and making of. I chose a song from the soundtrack of the film ” The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ” because either the music or the movie suggest me to leave my comfort zone and go in search of my true limits .
Tip: It’s not really a tip but today’s image lends itself to this. As photographers we use a number of highly polluting equipment such as batteries or chemicals that must be disposed of in appropriate locations. For outdoor sessions we took a set of accessories that may pollute the environment. We should also be careful about using the flash as some species are extremely sensitive to light. Respect nature and do not leave the space in worse condition than you found it seems to me a good individual ecological action. If you want to leave some more advice feel free to do so.