In order to successfully procrastinate, you will need two things - a reason and an idea. Madi and I were bored and unmotivated to do our homework one day, so we took matters into our own hands and decided to try a witch inspired photo shoot in the hobbit hole of her room. It was very dark, so I had the ISO up to high (which is scary high on my camera). We just tried some things and the best part is, we didn't have to study!
When I was applying for the art programs in different colleges (and even some art schools), I had to learn how to put together my first portfolio. I knew I needed about ten pieces that showed my type of work and my variety in skills. Going through all my photos, I noticed that I did not have any portraits of people.
Photography now centers around a lot of portraits and fashion. So, I knew I had to get at least one portrait into this portfolio. There were some people willing to be my model at my school, but I did not want photos of my friends. This caused me to email a bunch of pretty, and interesting people to pose for me in a teachers office.
It was dark, and I had a lamp from someones room as my light source. It was such a makeshift studio. After getting shots of a few people, this one is still one of my favorites, editing and all.
Last year, when I lived in the dorms, I put a sticky note on the main door asking the hall for models. One person replied to it, and that person was Islay! We went over to the Holmes and McCabe laundry room and the Clemson campus bowling alley for the two images below. It was a lot of fun, so don't be afraid to put yourself out there by sticky notes in your dorm.