What Alex Learned
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I've been working with Finn for the past four months on this workshop, so I think I have a pretty solid understanding of how he works. And I've learned a lot actually myself. I've picked up a bunch of things I'm gonna start using, and I wanna share these with you. Number one for me is the mood board, how he builds his mood boards, and how he uses the color picker, and pixel is the mood board, just to pick his tones for the shoot, and his wardrobe and location, I think that's amazing. I'm gonna start using that. Number two is shooting in stronger light. Like I usually shoot sunrise and sunset, as you probably know, but he just shoots all day. As long as it matches the story, he just goes and does it. And I think that's pretty inspiring, and I wanna do that more. I'm committing to shoot more at noon. It's gonna be hard. Number three is I'm also gonna start more thinking about the mid-shots, 'cause I usually do those big open scenes like the long...
shots, and then I do closeups. So I kind of think big and small. But he also has got these middle shots, and I think they're super useful. So I'm gonna start using these mid shots. Fourth thing is I'm gonna start refining my edits to my client. I've actually always edited to my style, whatever I thought was good in that particular location at night. But I like the idea of taking these colors from the mood board, these tones, and using them for my edit according to the client. I think that's pretty solid. Number five is that color rating system on Lightroom. I mean, you know, my system four stars, three stars, but he is stars, and on top of that colors. And number six, I think, last but not least, is telling stories more locally. I just always kind of think I have to go somewhere pretty far away to shoot, but in my backyard in the U.S. in Montana, there's a bunch of stories to be told there. And I'm more inspired to go seek them now. So this wraps up what I've picked up from Finn, and there's more things, but this is really the big highlights that I've picked up, and I hope that you've picked up as well, 'cause I think it will just help you in the long term. (relaxing music)