Giveaway Photoshoot

So a couple of weeks ago I did a giveaway for a free photoshoot session and I just did the shoot with everybody and it turned out pretty dope. We met up at an abandoned location that’s right next to my house but it makes for a pretty cool spot. I tried to direct a little more this time and really try and catch the vibe I was going for.

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Hollow

The “Hollow” preset will be available soon in the Winter Preset Pack!

I figured I would use this shoot as a way to try out different edits, I’ve been messing around a lot more in the calibration module in Lightroom and I’ve been coming up with some pretty cool results. It was a cloudy day so the light was really soft and that helped keep the shots evenly lit and looking good.

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I shot these with a GH4 and a 30mm f1.4, I stuck with that setup for the whole shoot I just wanted to see what I could do with one setup. I tried to get a little creative with my composition and that’s something I’m really trying to get better at. I think strong compositions are an amazing way to give off a feeling in a picture.

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It’s cool to see all the different kinds of shots you can get with just one setup. I like to try new things when I go out and shoot and limiting myself like that gives me a challenge while I’m shooting. This building had a couple cool spots surrounding it so we climbed up this fire escape to get some dope pics lol. That’s another part I love about photography and cinematography is the desire to explore and try new things.

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2019 is right around the corner and I want to challenge myself and push myself harder than I ever have and I want you guys to do the same as well. Go out and shoot as much as you possibly can and try different things every time you go out. Work on composition, lighting, posing, etc. You can only get better and the more you shoot, the better you’re going to get. Sign up for the God Media Newsletter below and I’ll catch you guys in the next blog!

Finding Your Style

Finding your own style can be pretty difficult, especially if your just starting out. You haven’t tried much so you’re trying everything that you can and trying to figure out what you like. Obviously I went through the same thing that’s why I want to go over it with you guys.

Finding your own style is definitely going to take you awhile. Don’t look at that as a bad thing though because it’s a journey and it’ll teach you a lot. I’m still trying to perfect my style and I’m always trying new things to figure out what I like. For example I tried editing in a different style than I normally do and I’m going to stick with editing that way now. If you’re not trying new things you’re not learning and that’s clearly just going to hold you back.

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My best advice to finding your own style is to look at other peoples work that you admire, take different bits and pieces of everything that you like, and try and recreate it. Get out there and shoot as much as you can because the more you shoot, the better you’re going to get. Practice as much as you can and edit the same picture 5 different times and see what you like.

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Work as hard as you can.

I hope this helped you guys! Be sure to sign up for the God Media Newsletter by scrolling all the way down on any page, typing in your name and email, and hitting sign up. The Winter Lut Pack is coming soon as well. These images were edited with the Crisp lut! Take it easy you guys and keep creating.

How To Import Presets Into Lightroom!

Importing the OG God Pack Presets into Lightroom is super easy but I thought I would make this video anyways to show you guys how to do that, and to give you a little direction with presets. Check the video down below!

As you can see, super quick and easy. I’m looking to drop future preset packs as well as some light leak packs, custom transitions, etc. so keep a look out in the store for all of that stuff! Also go ahead and scroll all the way down and sign up for the God Media Newsletter to stay updated on everything! Leave a like and comment, let me know what you guys think about the blog, the God Pack, whatever it may be and watch out for the next blog!

OG God Pack Lightroom Presets!

Hey guys if you haven’t checked out the OG God Pack Lightroom Presets head over to the store right now and check them out. If you use Lightroom at all these presets are going to give you a pretty good head start in terms of editing your image. No preset is going to be perfect so a good way to utilize them to the best of their ability is to pick a preset out that you like, drop it on your image, and adjust the image as necessary.

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Coming Soon…

“Goner” preset coming soon to the God Pack 2.0 preset pack

Now when you apply presets to your images you shouldn’t just stop editing after you’ve dropped it on your image. You should tweak the preset to each image you place it on because every image is going to be different and presets won’t look the same on every image. For example a preset that was created from a dark image is going to look a lot different when you place that same preset over a brighter image so you’ll have to tweak it to get it looking right.

In order to use these presets all you have to do is jump into Lightroom and go over to your presets panel, right click, and hit import presets. From there just select the OG God Pack and they’ll import straight into Lightroom ready to use. Definitely head over to the store and check those out I hope they benefit you guys! I’m throwing in a $5 sale for the rest of the week so they’re over half off as well so cop it now!

Also be sure to sign up for the God Media Newsletter to get updated on tutorials, blogs, products, etc. I’ll catch you guys in the next blog

Go Shoot

Yo what’s goin’ on guys! So recently I’ve been really trying to get out and shoot as much as I can lately so I grabbed my buddy Ian for a quick second and took these photos! I wanted to switch it up and shoot in a different environment but I still wanted a moody vibe.

It wasn’t an overcast day but the sun was going down so we ended up with some pretty well lit shots straight out the gate. We were actually running out of time and had to pick a location relatively close to my house in order to shoot in time before we lost light. I just wanted to try and shoot in order to learn. I think it’s crucial that everyone gets out there as much as they can and take photos just to practice because that’s the only way you’re going to get better.

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Go Shoot.

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One quick tip I want to give you guys is to turn your subjects body slightly away from your light-source, and turn their heads towards the light-source, it generally compliments your subject with nice shadows and falloff. Overall the shoot was a quick one but it went well and I might create a LUT from these images that you guys can download. Actually, anyone that signs up for the newsletter I’ll send them this LUT so scroll all the way down on any page and sign up. I’ll catch you guys in the next blog or video, just whichever comes first lol

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