One of the problems of being the person behind the camera is there are very few pictures of us. Unless you count the candid photo someone took of you... BEHIND THE CAMERA!!! Yep, got plenty of those.
PRICE: Free to members and their guests.
DESCRIPTION: This is a simple yet fun photo project to add to your collection of self-portraits. While this is easy enough to do on your own, it is even easier with a little help.
For this project we will pair off with another photographer. While one person is posing their partner will be guiding the pose and operating the camera. After we have had a chance to get a set of images we'll change it up by shooting at a different location for another set of images.
Post processing can be done at home on your own. It's a simple task with any editing program that allows you to work with layers. I will provide you with instructions.
WHAT TO BRING: You will definitely need a tripod. You can't do this without it. If you don't have one we will pair you up with someone who does so don't worry. With the tripod you will also need a shutter release cable or remote trigger. We will be using available light but you can bring your off-camera flash setup for any fill you may want.
* If you don't have a shutter release cable/remote please make sure you know how to set your camera for 'self-timer' mode.
If you want to get creative, bring some changes of clothing to change in between poses. That way when you compose the final image it will add to the illusion of being different you's.
ABOUT THE LOCATION: Commonly referred to as the Slab, the Veteran's Memorial Park is annually used as a fairground, fireworks display area and for the town picnic. They just recently erected a large pavilion and added more walkways. There is a nice overview of the Housatonic river with a river walk area containing little alcoved seating areas.
Within a short walk there are some old buildings to shoot against, a skateboard park, factories and lots of interesting backgrounds. Just bring your imagination (and maybe a few props).
Across the river is the Derby Greenway, a nature walk that winds around the peninsula where the Housatonic and Naugatuck rivers meet. There is an old, and still active, steel trestle railroad bridge spanning the Housatonic that is rather photogenic.
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