LOCATION: POZNAN, POLAND
See the final photos on my blog: http://blog.juliatrotti.com/pictures/midsummer-storms
Another blog post with the rest of the photos is coming next week! So please keep an eye out for that :)
And watch the fashion film by Dan here: https://vimeo.com/imakefilms
I'll Be There by Joakim Karud
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Life by Kronicle
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VLOG CAMERA SETUP //
Sony a7s + Sigma 24mm f1.4
PHOTOGRAPHY CAMERA SETUP //
Sigma 24mm f1.4
Canon 35mm f1.4
Canon 50mm f1.2
Canon 85mm f1.2
Canon 135mm f2
Thank you so much for watching! xx
I am so in love with these pictures! I'm a beginner in photography, but I never know how to properly communicate with my models;; Do you use a filter on your video as well, or is it just the camera itself that has such pretty colors? Thanks!
Julia - your videos are so infectious that I just bought a 50mm f/1.2 on eBay ($AU1250 in mint condition). I've got to experience that bokeh! I'll keep the f/1.8 STM version for light travel and going to sell the f/1.4. :)
Hey Julia :) It is so nice to see Poznań in your photos because I live in Poland, in a city pretty similar to it. I've been always avoiding going to the old town in order to do a photoshoot but after watching your video I am super convinced haha. I was wondering, why did you actually come to Poland? It's not the most popular travel destination especially if you are from Australia. Have a nice day :)
Thank you! And yes you should go to the old city to take photos!! Even if you don't completely get all the buildings in the shot, I feel like there are so many beautiful colours and textures to work with around there :D My boyfriend Dan (who films all these videos!) is Polish and has lots of family who lives over there, so we go to visit every couple of years!
Lovely! I’m just curious.. how on this earth you find such secluded places to shoot..be it the serene beaches, pretty gardens or the beautiful streets. I don’t think it could be Google (otherwise half the people on this planet would be there). Secret sources then? ;)
Thank you! I'm going to make a video about how I find locations soon, but to address the emptiness of places, a lot of my shoots are usually at very popular places. This shoot was almost in the middle of the main city of Poznan! I believe because I normally do my photoshoots during the week, there aren't as many people around compared to the weekend!
I am a bit confused, hope my question is not too dumb or inappropriate.. What is the arrangement here? The agency pays you to shoot the model? Or if there is "fashion" in the title than it's always for a client, so you and the model get paid? Love your work since what feels like forever <3
You can bring your ISO up to let some more light into your photo and shoot with a slower shutter speed! I would recommend not going under 1/60 for still subjects (landscape, buildings, etc) and not going under 1/100 for portraits (as long as they are standing relatively still and not spinning/walking around!
Thank you! I prefer sometimes capturing the "imperfect" photo as I personally feel like it conveys more of a mood and perfection is not something I strive to capture. I only don't crop the feet out if I'm getting a full body standing photo :)
I have a video on my channel called My Favourite Lenses which explains why I like using the 50mm and 35mm so much! They are beautiful portrait lenses that work for the types of photos that I am after - portraits with a little bit of bokeh but not too much like what the 85mm produces.
Could you show us SOC photos ? Before you crop them ? And how do you organise your shoots ? Are you paid to do them or are those juste for "fun" "practice" or whatever we could call them ? What's your workflow before the shoot ?
So many questions haha !
Thanks for the behind the scenes, it really helps
Yess! This is something I really want to do every now and then, show a SOC shot and then the final edited photo. Will try to do that for one of my next behind the scenes. And thank you for all the other suggestions too, I've written them all down to make some videos about it all :)
I have this video about the 1.2 vs 1.4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9qyoVYhhFk&t But basically, I needed the weatherproof lens since I work full time and often don't get a choice whether I'm shooting in the rain or not :) The images are also more crisp!
Julia Trotti Gracias , love Amalfi , awesome light and views . BTW yesterday my doughters got their first reflex. Their Are 6 And 8 , so i show them your videos. (Girls talk). Hugs from Oslo, Eduardo , foto.design
I hope you found Poland every bit as beautiful as I did 20 years ago. Your images have a Portra 100 look about them, which is one of my favourite looks. I love the slightly muted look, it says much more to me than a garish over HDRed look. Two very talented ladies, and man recording the video.
Hey Julia, Love the photos. so my name is Emanue ive been shooting for 3 years and fell in love with street fashion photography, i love your way of shooting too, i use a 35mm 1.4 and a 85 1.8. i wanted to know how you find models when you travel thank you.
Hey, thank you! That's a nice combination of lenses for street photography! When I travel, I get in contact with the local modeling agencies as I find that's the easiest way to put shoots together, otherwise I try to find people on Instagram! But this shoot in particular I got in contact with Gaga models which is the leading modeling agency in Poland :)
First of all for the quick responds! ;-) and yes when I read you! you right! the contact with the model is very important! and maybe sell my 24mm for the new 35mm usm2! I will see, I do not realy like travel at weddings with a lots of lenses.. all the time just my 24mm 1.4L and 50mm f1.2L connected on each body...easy to swap from one to another...
Julia you are a good photographer! ;-)
Cheers, David from Belgium
Personally, I wouldn't use the 135mm for shooting portraits for a few reasons: that telephoto look isn't what I go for personally in portraits, I prefer to be physically closer to my model while I'm shooting as I like to talk a lot lol and the 85mm in my opinion looks way better than the 135mm. I have a 135, but I mostly use it at weddings when I'm shooting the ceremony or speeches if the couple is far away and I don't want to get into anyone's way! I always suggest that if you are interested in a lens but you aren't sure whether to buy it or not - hire it first for a day or two and do a shoot on it to see if it's the right fit for you :)
Haha well I'm lucky because my boyfriend Dan is a videographer, so he comes to shoots to create fashion films from them and I also ask if he can just film a few extra clips so I can put together a behind the scenes 😄 Maybe you could try to find some local videographers who are just starting out and may want to film for some experience?
I love this! There is just so much tech going on right now and photographers usually tend to overuse light and other equipments. I love to see natural light being used, it's beautiful, it's nature and really showcases how good your work is
I would love to post an editing tutorial for these photos! I actually used my Amalfi Lightroom Preset to edit the colours with: https://www.digitalfilmactions.com/lightroom-presets/#/new-amalfi-lightroom-preset/
I found the photos really well taken. I'd say she did a really good job on the cropping and composition. I also like how she edited her pictures. The colours may have been her own style, so you can't just judge someone based on how they want to colour their images. And never did she mention herself that she's golden in her photography skills, nor did she claim that her editing is. So, really, instead of commenting something grim, it would be more helpful to give some constructive criticisms. You have no idea how hurtful it is when you put all that effort into making the video, hiring/asking models, make-up artists, spending many hours in making the videos and editing the photos just to get a comment like yours.
If you're exposing for the skin and using natural light, (like this vid), lighting is somewhat irrelevant. Fashion editorials throw composition out the door, so background is not that important. Poses fall in the "experienced model" category and makeup for these kinds of shoots are out of the hands of the photog. "good rapport" with the model, yes, you are right and that also does help a lot.
Wow...such a nice photography....love it...keep it up,,,n bring up more beautiful video's...and it would be better if you shot on live view mode ....cz it will be easier to learn camera setting n shooting process..to us 😊
I actually have never been to Poznan but I lived in Warszawa for 13 years before moving to Canada. I am an outdoor strobe photographer, but I really like your relationship with your subject. I find it very relaxing watching your BTS. You are very natural with models; one very big plus for you (compared to myself).
I've been to many cities in Poland but not Warsaw yet - I think I will visit it next time! Thank you so much :) I'm so glad you enjoyed watching! I used to be very awkward when I first started since I am naturally a shy person - but after many years of doing portrait photography you learn what to say/do and it becomes more natural!
I have a question, about the slight movements of your camera, just before take the picture, it's visible especially here 5:07 What you're doing there and can you demonstrate this somewhere?
Beacause almost each shot here is with this movement introduced.
Thanks in advance for the anser :)
HI! This way you always got the focus on the face and not on the background for example. Got it!
Thanks a lot for the answer and waiting for the video abut recomposing and your way of framing the picture basicly :)
Would be great to see the process besides the behind the scene vids :)
Hi!! Yes, I've been meaning to make a video about this for a while now, have to go and do it soon! But basically I have a focus point inside my camera, so I focus on the model's face by half pressing down the shutter, then recompose my photo and take it!
Thank you so much! This day was overcast, but a little glare-y from the sun behind the clouds still. When it's like this, I try to continue shooting with a back-lit technique to avoid any shadows on the face!
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