Enjoying this amazing Fall weather with a litte photo shoot with a friend. Get out and enjoy this weather before it gets to cold!
“But when fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you.”
― Stephen King
What You'll Need
After you get your location, model, and camera setup you're ready to start trying to catch a great hair flip shot. I always start out by having my model face away from the camera because you want them to turn fast towards the camera so you can catch the motion of their hair as they turn. I always tell my models to pick the expression they want to have in the photo and try to keep that expression as they turn fast towards the camera. Have your model keep their shoulders locked and their arms and hands locked into a position that doesn't have them flailing all around. Try to find an arm pose before hand so your model doesn't have to try and figure one out on the spot because this will make getting the perfect photo a lot easier. In the photo below I have my model hold flowers with her forward facing arm locked in an upright position holding the flowers and her other arm at her side so it doesn't take away from the photo at all.
Once you have your model's facial expression and body position it's time to shoot. If you are just starting out then you'll want to use the Continous Shooting mode on your camera. Start shooting a second before you have your model turn and flip their hair so you have enough time to capture the photo. Then just have your model turn towards the camera flipping their hair! After you get the hang of it you'll be able to shoot the photo without haveing the continous shooting mode on. It's just a process of trial and error, just keep shooting till you finally figure out a method that gets's you that perfect hair flip shot!
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