A little while after I first started playing around with portraits, I decided I’d finally get a few extra accessories to play around with and have some stuff to ~jazz up~ my photos. So, after a quick browse through Amazon and a peek on Brandon Woelfel’s website, I picked up two different kinds of prism to get playing with.
So armed with a teardrop shaped prism and the classic triangle prism, we head out for my first shoot with my extra bits of glass and my shiny new (second hand) Canon 5D MKIII. And good lord it was cold.
These were the first portraits that I was actually pretty happy with my skill in, even the editing. Yes, EVEN the editing. I’m still trying to work out how to edit for the best skin tone before accidentally making people a bit – too – orange, but after a few more Youtube tutorials I’m sure I’ll work it all out.
The prisms were a lot of fun to play with, I mainly used the 20cm triangle one, even though I was still trying to learn how to hold my much bigger camera plus this big long piece of glass and find out what bit actually makes the pretty reflections and doesn’t just make your model have an extra face. Because that’s weird.