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Natural Light Portrait Photography Behind the Scenes

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I'm so excited to have a new behind the scenes video to share with you all today! Photographed on my Canon 5dmkiii + Canon 35mm f1.4. Thank you to Chevelle for being my model for the afternoon! Photos edited with my Eden Lightroom Preset: https://www.digitalfilmactions.com/lightroom-presets/#/eden-lightroom-preset/ See all the final photos on my blog: http://blog.juliatrotti.com/pictures/chevelle See more of my work on Instagram: www.instagram.com/juliatrotti -- FIND ME ON // Instagram: www.instagram.com/juliatrotti Lightroom Presets: www.digitalfilmactions.com Blog: blog.juliatrotti.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/juliatrotti Facebook: www.facebook.com/juliatrottiphotography Dan @ I Make Films Website // www.imakefilms.com.au Instagram // www.instagram.com/danpodbierezki -- VLOG CAMERA SETUP // Sony RX100iv Sony a7s mkii + Sigma 24mm f1.4 PHOTOGRAPHY CAMERA SETUP // Canon 5dmkiii 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
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Julia Trotti (6 months ago)
Check out the Lightroom Presets I used to edit the photos in this video :) Here: https://www.digitalfilmactions.com/lightroom-presets/#/eden-lightroom-preset/ 💛
TanawutAwesome Sukke (21 days ago)
Aarchio Photography (2 months ago)
this pictures is good but not better
Isabelle Warren (5 months ago)
1000th like!
DJPixelList (6 months ago)
Nice video and nice pictures. Love your videos.
RAJESH KUMAR (7 months ago)
the beach is fantabulous trotti., im wonder how can you kneel on the sand without the dress, it doest pain you..??
PRAKHAR VERMA (7 months ago)
U r sooo cute.....
Aloysius Calvin (8 months ago)
Did you use a filter on the lense ? Nice shoot
HerBeauty`sInsideOut (8 months ago)
So pretty I like how you let the model pose natural instead of telling her all the time what you want . It makes for a great shoot and you get shots that are natural and surprising good.
Silvio Rogerio (8 months ago)
Wow Great job, Well done...I've been learning to much with you shots...
Esra Kozoğlu (9 months ago)
hi, how to set white balance when shooting in cloudy weather? also; do you have a special Kelvin setting?
Julia Trotti (8 months ago)
I usually set my white balance to 5200K - I find that this works during most lighting conditions during the day, sunny or cloudy. If the image is looking to cool, they I just bump it up until it looks a little warmer.
Roin Steven (9 months ago)
nice shooting
Brian Dent (9 months ago)
I love your videos. Awesome mood!
Julia Trotti (9 months ago)
Thank you!
Krystyna Erkhova (9 months ago)
you both are so talented!!
grow in spirit (10 months ago)
You guide your models so well :) I really love these pictures! but if I'm entirely honest I actually don't like the edit. They have like an 'unnatural' tone of yellow to them. Still.. so pretty! I've been binge watching your video's haha.
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Thank you!! And thanks for your input :)
Lee Luis (10 months ago)
Julia, a quick video suggestion: could you make one showing how to shoot in low-light situations? :) I think it would be interesting especially dealing with skin tones under such tricky situations! Cheers ☺️
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Thanks for the suggestion, I would love to do that!
Soneeuhz. (10 months ago)
Where is this? The beach looks so beautiful😱
Soneeuhz. (10 months ago)
Julia Trotti do you have a video on locations for photoshoots? Because I absolutely love the way you match your locations with the vibe you want to give off from a photo🙌💕
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
It's in NSW, Australia :)
Ana Huertas (10 months ago)
Hi, Julia. I love your videos and your style! 💖 Should I shoot in RAW + JPEG fine, normal or basic?
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Thank you! I personally shoot in RAW to the CF and RAW to the SD, because if something were to happen to one of my cards, I would rather have a RAW backup. But if you do want to use the JPG option, then I would stick to either fine or normal as they are higher quality :)
ACID SNOW (10 months ago)
Great shoots. always love watching behind the scenes :)
sagar ba (10 months ago)
Hey what should be my white balance if I'm under the tree in the sunny day? Can I set it to shade or direct sunlight?
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
I normally like to set my white balance to 5200 manually while shooting outdoors, I don't really use the pre-made settings much so I'm not sure! My best advice would be to set it to one, take a photo, see what it looks like then do the same with the other setting and use whichever one you prefer. If you are shooting in RAW the white balance doesn't matter ~too~ much as you can always change it later in Lightroom/Camera Raw :)
capei4one (10 months ago)
You never do a shooting of yourself ?
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
I do sometimes when I'm travelling and I have no models to take photos of haha :)
Cyrille (10 months ago)
Wow, great shots again ! And great vid from Dan... as I know you shot a super sweet model with your uber duper fav 35mm lens on a beautiful location filled with crazily happy dogs, if I would have a question ab technic regarding this shoot is : Dan is using a wild lens on a FF body to shoot your behind the scenes or... ?
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Thank you so much! Dan's set up is always different, but he always shoots on a FF Sony, and usually keeps the lenses wide, such as 24mm 1.4 or 24-70 :)
dragonheart (10 months ago)
You are so talented Julia!!! I love your videos. :)
mz bornav (10 months ago)
I have 1 request. can you do a video of your shoot with canon's 50mm f/1.8 ? i would love to see that.
knightryderbelow (10 months ago)
Love they way you talk to the models! Your so nice! Great shoot!
JS (10 months ago)
Hello Julia, I have two observation which may seem stupid to you but i am going to go ahead with them. Your working posture is anything but healthy. Most of the time you are bending your neck down while shooting and i almost feel your neck muscles getting tense. This is what is killing racing cyclists. Sure, they are spending much more time in their saddles in a day than you with your canon. But if you have some unexplainable headaches, this might be the explanation. I understand you are bending down in order to get the proper POV. Maybe you could purposefully relax the muscles, roll the head from time to time and just be aware of the issue. This is not a medical advice even though i happen to be a MD. *** Another observation is just a general one: isn't it funny how models remake their faces while trying to "look beautiful". This dreamy, empty and quite a bit stupid look. Is this what the customers want? :) Not a strong, intelligent woman but the clueless one. I am not picking on Chevelle who seems to be an adorable girl , but generally .... I am looking forward to your response, if any :)
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Not stupid at all! My posture is definitely something I need to work on - but you're right, I am getting into these positions to get the right angle! I just need to be a little more mindful :) Also re the model's face, sometimes I like capturing someone for who they are and in other instances, such as this photoshoot I like to capture a more surreal/light hearted/fantasy style. It's not always about capturing a strong portrait/expression, sometimes it's about creating a mood with your photos!
Creative Me (10 months ago)
Heavenly beautiful location, gorgeous images! Would love to see more post-processing videos too. Thanks for sharing!
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Thank you! I'm working on some more editing videos which will be out soon :)
graeme millican (10 months ago)
great photos do you use back button focus
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Thanks! No :)
GilbertTV (10 months ago)
that looked so much fun to do..... Im so envious of your beaches & weather especially ... Its sub freezing here in UK righty now..
Tiago Sousa (10 months ago)
Great shots! 5*
Jesse Starks (10 months ago)
Nice location, model and results.
Wow i watch all videos and i love to see you videos by this i learn many poistures for portrait's😊😊thanks😊😊
Samantha Ilda (10 months ago)
beautiful Julia photos! Awesome beach, the dogs super happy, I saw that they had a problem with the wind kkk, the video was execelnte.
Samantha Ilda (10 months ago)
Yes you did, Excellent as always.  I appreciate you being part of this channel. just stay ok !.
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Thank you! Yeah the wind was super strong that day, but we made it work! 😄
cαty (10 months ago)
love the scenery! :)
Rampart (10 months ago)
Tasty editing, very clean and natural, just beautiful and lovely to watch. Love your voice and your art!
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Thank you so much!
lightrose01 (10 months ago)
great video! :) could you do a video about composition?
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Thank you! And yes, I would love to do that :)
sarahjarvis83 (10 months ago)
Great video as always!! Love your work!! :)
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Thank you!
Selfpowered (10 months ago)
Great shoot! Do you normally shoot wider to give yourself options, or crop in camera?
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Thank you! I usually shoot the type of crop that I want, I hardly ever crop photos in post 😊
Tomi Stenqvist (10 months ago)
You're amazing!
Duy Vu (10 months ago)
Lyon Ngo (10 months ago)
Great work as usual Julia! Do you think you can share the name of the background music? :)
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Thank you! It's just a licensed song from Artlist I think :)
AtlasMoon (10 months ago)
Amazing video as always Julia :)
Lee Luis (10 months ago)
Such amazing vibes!!! Love the location and the photoshoot!! also, the videographer is doing an amazing job!! :)
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Thank you so much 😄
Fabrisio Garay (10 months ago)
The place is amazing ❤
Qi Xiao (10 months ago)
lovely shots.
Lenard Stipkovic (10 months ago)
Saved the best for last. ;P That last shot was amazing!
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Thank you!
pvcollectives (10 months ago)
That doggy was so cute lol he wanted to say hi
Vanessa T (10 months ago)
Such a dreamy, lovely photo shoot. The location is stunning as are the photos.
Vanessa T (10 months ago)
I always enjoy your videos!
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Thank you! And yes oh my gosh, this place is one of my favourite beaches 💛
Amber Cox (10 months ago)
Beautiful shoot and pictures 🖤✨ The 35mm makes for a really stunning effect Loved this video :)
Lucho Vargas Fotografia (10 months ago)
So cute! Thanks for yours videos
Dominika (10 months ago)
You are such a positive person!😍
Robert Czarnecki (10 months ago)
Beautiful as always :)
marian a (10 months ago)
Fai sembrare tutto cosi facile .. 🙂
Jan-Marius Komorek (10 months ago)
Awwwwwesome video!
Forever 1995 (10 months ago)
Cheesy beauty ☺️
Hannah Leigh (10 months ago)
I seriously LIVE for these behind the scenes photo shoots you do. Love love love
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Thank you!!
Anand Lakkaraju (10 months ago)
How come models know exactly how to pose 😍😍.. tells me how important participation at both ends are ! Wow
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Definitely! I love being able to give direction when I need to, but when a model knows how to move it really lets you concentrate on just the photography and being creative with the photos you're taking 💛
Yung Boyz Wien (10 months ago)
The beach is so wonderful! I miss summer so much *cries* But great video, I really enjoy these behind the scenes videos. So thanks to the person behind the camera :D I think there is no need to tell you, that the pictures are great as always :3
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Thank you so much!
Jenna Williams (10 months ago)
I love how natural her makeup looks. Every time I tell my models to wear natural looking makeup they do like a brown Smokey eye and nude matte lip 🤦‍♀️ less is more ladies
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Sometimes it helps to send an inspiration picture of what you are after! :)
Martin Valdez (10 months ago)
I learned shoot with natural light for you a few years ago
Adam Panker (10 months ago)
Up until now I've just watched your vids from time to time, subbed a couple weeks months ago but this... This vid represents pretty well why I love photography. Thanks Julia for the video and for all the amazing content you put out on a weekly basis. Keep up the good work! :)
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Thank you so much, that makes me so incredibly happy to hear 💛
Sledge hammer (10 months ago)
I love this tnx for sharing
Annia (10 months ago)
how much do you charge for a photoshoot or a client work with models?
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
That's kind of like asking what someone's salary is.. ;) I'm want to make a video soon on tips of how to price yourself as a photographer though, so I hope you find that helpful when it comes out!
Kelly Turney (10 months ago)
I am so impressed that you did that photo shoot with YOUR hair down. That's talent. 😆 Also these beach pictures 😍😍😱😱😱 Question: How do you clean your camera after a windy day on the beach?
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Hahaha it's a struggle when it's super windy - my hair kept flying in front of my eyes! And thank you!! I normally just use a lens cloth to clean the lens and that's about it honestly. I try to not get any sand on my camera and not touch the sand either so it doesn't get everywhere :)
Ophelia742 (10 months ago)
Nice location !!! Where it is ?
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
In Sydney, Australia! :)
James Brooks (10 months ago)
wow 1:14
sagar ba (10 months ago)
Awesome .. I love this photo effect. Will you make a video how did you edited this photos.
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Thank you so much! I actually edited these photos with my Eden Lightroom Preset: https://www.digitalfilmactions.com/lightroom-presets/#/eden-lightroom-preset/ But I would love to make a specific editing video for one of these photos if you want!
Anita Facskó (10 months ago)
I really like your work, I think they are amazing. 😍
Remy Lee (10 months ago)
What time of the day was the shoot? Enjoyed you video as always!
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Thank you! We shot this about an hour before sunset :)
samir (10 months ago)
Wind did some amazing job :P so did model and julia :) yeah dan you too xD
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
The wind was tough to work with haha but it all worked out! And thank you! 💛
Ezgi Bingöl (10 months ago)
When I watch your videos I want to be photographer 😙💕
Monomomo (10 months ago)
The photos are amazing!!!
Jasper Martin (10 months ago)
Julia, may I ask why you haven't upgraded to the 5d mark IV yet, can you give specific reasons​? I'm thinking of getting the 5d iv but the results with the mark iii are amazing, makes me feel like it isn't worth the more expensive upgrade.
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Just like Daniel said, I don't feel like there is enough of a difference between the mkiii and mkiv for me to go ahead and upgrade. I would only get the mkiv if something happened to one of my mkiii's, otherwise I'll wait for the next one to be released!
leicanoct (10 months ago)
I still prefer my Canon 1D IV over the 1Dx II. The increase in image quality is minimal. I would upgrade from the 1Dx if it gave me better images at ISO 1600 or 3200. If Apple made an interchangeable lens camera with its imaging technology, I would switch to Apple in a heart beat. I just enlarged an image taken with an Apple Iphone 6 to 16x20 and I cant believe how sharp the image is nor the amount of detail in the image.
Jasper Martin (10 months ago)
Daniel Shortt that makes sense thanks man, I probably won't have enough cash anyways until 6 + months from now. I guess the features aren't that much of an upgrade but yea, if the IV is cheaper in price itll make sense to buy it instead :)
Daniel Shortt (10 months ago)
my guess is the difference between the 2 is minimal. Plus if you wait another 6 months you'll get a mk4 second hand for close to half the new price.
HuaFun Dx (10 months ago)
you left me with the doubt of what your lens said! Btw the best BTS video I ever seen 💙
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Haha if you watch my "all my lenses" video, you'll see why the 35mm is the way it is 😁
Hitesh Valwani (10 months ago)
This is the best BTS video i have ever seen till date. Some of the pics were just magical. Great going Julia, you are truly teaching a lot of new things to many photographers like me. Thanks a ton.. 👍👍🙏💓
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Ahh thank you so much!
Bader Kanawati (10 months ago)
One of my top favorite photographers! Very inspiring as usual :)
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Thank you! 💛
Sungkyul Kim (10 months ago)
Love it! Thank you for the video!
Kelian De Valck (10 months ago)
lovely like always ! I like it
Kazuya MASUDA (10 months ago)
Troy G (10 months ago)
Every time I see one of your videos it makes me want to go shoot
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
I love hearing this 💛
Ruben Mariciuc (10 months ago)
very nice; but the weather seems also nice; here it is still snowing :(
Ruben Mariciuc (10 months ago)
i am going to netherlands now; i am expecting nice weather; i have my camera and my new lenses, so... good luck to you too
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
It's summer in Australia at the moment! Our time for winter will come soon... even though it doesn't snow here 😅
Ramon Brito (10 months ago)
I am a big fan of your work keep inspiring
Georgina Trotti (10 months ago)
Beautiful photos! 😀
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Thank you 😊
The Baking Bomb (10 months ago)
the beach is beautiful! also love all your shots - they're all really pretty :)
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Thank you!
Alice007123 (10 months ago)
How do you get her face and hair in the wind in focus with a f 1.4?
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
When I'm taking portraits, I like to focus (excuse the pun!) on getting the eyes in focus. If the eyes are in focus, I personally find that everything else in the photo falls into place. Also the 35mm doesn't have a very shallow depth of field compared to the 50 or 85 - if I had been using those lenses, the hair would have been out of focus more often!
samir (10 months ago)
single point focus and multiple shots will get the job done , shes not moving very much so i dont think tracking subject is needed so single point can be used and burst shots , i m sure many images must have come out out of focus and hair must have covered models face but since shes pressing that shutter button continuously 2 out of every 5 image will be in focused and where model face is properly visible .
yuichi (10 months ago)
Wow every video you made so amazing the photo look beautiful and great <3.
yuichi (10 months ago)
your welcome <3
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Thank you!
Thaís Silva (10 months ago)
I love your videos so much. I'm starting to study photography and editing and you have been inspiring me! I'm learning so much about direction... thank you!
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Thank you! That makes me so happy to hear 😊
Sonja (10 months ago)
Wow ! Thanks for sharing . 😇👍
AMR FARTAKA (10 months ago)
So nice video 😍🌹📸📷😜
Lizzy B (10 months ago)
Love this shoot!
john TOPtv (10 months ago)
Love your videos, very helpful and your style is awesome.
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Thank you!
Jae Jae (10 months ago)
who else loves julia's flowery romper/dress collection?💕
Jae Jae (10 months ago)
No! They're great!!
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
I have too many of them! 😅
Jae Jae (10 months ago)
i love how sweet you are and how nice you are to the model!! its never a command but a question💖💖
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Thank you so much!
Amber Cox (10 months ago)
Jae Jae honestly! It’s so calming to watch
Kien Lam (10 months ago)
Big fan here:) Keep up the good work!
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Thank you!
Matteo Zangiacomi (10 months ago)
Really nice 🌸
Mark Harris (10 months ago)
Beautiful shots with great editing, it’s brilliant how you fill the frame but always seem to shoot with your camera held horizontally. I definitely want to go to that beach to shoot some landscapes, can you still sail to Australia from the U.K.? I could be the last £10 Pome!
Julia Trotti (10 months ago)
Thank you so much! Hmmm I'm sure it's *possible * but I'm not sure if it would be easy haha
Josué Campelo (10 months ago)
Julia, you rock! When you eventually come to Brazil, I’ll be on the line for a selfie and some tips. Keep on! 💙
Josué Campelo (10 months ago)
Julia, you rock! When you eventually come to Brazil, I’ll be on the line for a selfie and some tips. Keep on! 💙
Almog Richler (10 months ago)
you are so talented! I wish I could take pictursse like you so
Regenweibchen (10 months ago)
Oh my gosh, this beach is sooo beautiful!

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