Playing with Prisms

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.

Follow:

24 Comments

    • Jodiedcmitchell
      Author
      April 25, 2018 / 6:31 pm

      Thank you!!

  1. April 26, 2018 / 7:10 pm

    Great photos! This is such an interesting idea, I wouldn’t have ever thought of doing something like that for my photos. Definitely adds a unique touch to them with the effect it creates!

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

    • Jodiedcmitchell
      Author
      April 26, 2018 / 9:12 pm

      Thank you!! X

  2. April 26, 2018 / 7:17 pm

    Love this post 😀 I’m such an amateur at photography, but you’re pictures look amazing! (Also great Instagram btw)

    • Jodiedcmitchell
      Author
      April 26, 2018 / 9:05 pm

      Thank you lovely! Xx

  3. April 26, 2018 / 7:19 pm

    Your photography is so beautiful! I’ve been thinking about getting a prism as I’m trying to up my photography game so I might just have to buy one after seeing your amazing photo’s.

    Samantha | https://believeinamiracle.co.uk

    • Jodiedcmitchell
      Author
      April 26, 2018 / 9:03 pm

      You should give it a go, it’s SO much fun!! Thank you lovely x

  4. April 26, 2018 / 7:19 pm

    This is really cool! I’ve never seen anything like this till now!

    • Jodiedcmitchell
      Author
      April 26, 2018 / 8:57 pm

      Thank you!! X

  5. April 26, 2018 / 7:46 pm

    These photographs are stunning! I cannot wait to get out and start taking more pictures with my new camera as I haven’t had much chance yet! Wish I could take ones as good as these though!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

    • Jodiedcmitchell
      Author
      April 26, 2018 / 8:35 pm

      Thank you my lovely! I’m sure they’ll be great, I can’t wait to see! X

  6. April 26, 2018 / 7:52 pm

    You have amazing photography skills, I love the way your photos turned out!! 🙂

    • Jodiedcmitchell
      Author
      April 26, 2018 / 8:36 pm

      Thank you so much lovely! X

  7. April 26, 2018 / 7:55 pm

    These shots are absolutely stunning! 😍

    • Jodiedcmitchell
      Author
      April 26, 2018 / 8:52 pm

      Thank you!! ❤️

  8. Florence Larwood
    April 26, 2018 / 9:29 pm

    Such a good idea to get different photo styles!

    Florence

    • Jodiedcmitchell
      Author
      May 13, 2018 / 8:34 pm

      Thanks lovely! x

  9. April 26, 2018 / 9:37 pm

    These shots are absolutely incredible. I would love to be able to get photos like this but my photography skills are below satisfactory haha

    Fran | http://www.franciscarockey.co.uk

    • Jodiedcmitchell
      Author
      May 13, 2018 / 8:34 pm

      Thank you so much! Just keep practicing! x

    • Jodiedcmitchell
      Author
      May 13, 2018 / 8:47 pm

      Thank you so much!! x

  10. August 2, 2018 / 3:29 pm

    Absolutely love these! How you play with light and colour combination works so well together. Brandon is such an inspiration. Literally, just yesterday I was looking for some prisms on Amazon as I will do a shoot on Sunday and delivery was like 4 weeks 😀 I would be so happy if you checked some of my posts and tell me what you think 🙂

    • Jodiedcmitchell
      Author
      August 2, 2018 / 9:09 pm

      Thank you! They’re quite hard to get the hang of, but once you do they’re SO much fun to use! x

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.