Deciding Ambient Light or strobes.
Deciding the artistic vision.
Finding the Light.
Choosing the settings.
Enhancing the Light.
A : Deciding the light.
I decided I wanted to shoot it ambient light. What is ambient light? It is natural sources of light available in the place you're shooting. It could be the sun, the moon or the overhead lights in your room.
B. (Yup. Step one is that easy, decide the light and move on.) Deciding the artistic vision.Sounds hard right? All it means is pre-visualising how you want the image to look.
Are you going for a clean, light editorial image? Almost flat lighting it? Flat lighting is when something is lit directly and the light is diffused.
Or is it going to be a photo that is moody ? Something which is 3 dimensional is usually created by contrast and shadows.
Where is the light best according to the mood of the photo you've decided. I decided I liked the back lighting shot. What is that? It's as easy as it sounds. Backlighting is when the lightsource is behind the subject. For which in this case I had to just position my self so the shoes were backlight. (More in Part II).
This depends on if it's a Human Subject or not and the basic settings. Also includes deciding the white balance. And for you guys I actually went through alot of them from Auto White Balance- Daylight- Shade-Cloudy.
And that's how we got the Editorial Image .