Location portraiture with a new model

July 31, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Locations Portraiture with a New Model

 

I’m lucky enough to have a job I absolutely love; it’s one where I never really know what’s just around the corner and coming up next. There are days when it really excels; a spectacular picture, a fabulous engagement or wedding, meeting new people, a special challenge, a fleeting moment of wildlife captured forever are all examples.

 

I see photographs everywhere. As a professional photographer I can sometimes see something that I take for granted as an incredibly obvious subject for a beautiful photograph. Often that subject can be a person, yet to my amazement they somehow don’t yet see it about themselves.

 

That’s the point at which a good professional photographer needs to earn trust. It’s very important to have the right personal ethics and impeccable professional standards because I believe we have a huge duty of care to those who are photographed.

 

When that trust is earned, it’s so rewarding personally to have a photo shoot and then watch the reactions of those involved and those close to them when they see the finished product.

 

This was one such occasion. I had the privilege of being able to photograph this stunning young lady last week and I hope you can see from the images below how well she did and just how pleasing she is to the camera. You will note I have not mentioned her name here and you should also know that on the day I ensured her father accompanied her. These are good tips for any young person thinking of participating in a photo shoot and a massive thank you goes out to them both.

 

I chose a lovely wooded area to start the shoot off and made the most of the sun starting to get low in the evening sky, producing a lovely golden light.  We took the time to walk around the area looking for the best places to shoot and once found we worked with posing and general basic body position. 

 

During the shoot we covered angles of the shoulders relating to head direction and also hand and foot position whilst of course taking the direction of the evening sun and shadows into account and optimising them.  The shoot lasted about an hour before we moved location to an old barn, where we shot with the setting sun.

 

This young lady was a complete joy to work with, taking direction very well, and quickly getting into position, which was important in an outdoor shoot in fading natural light.

 

I’m sure you will agree she is a fabulous model and you enjoy the images as much as I do.  Nothing was too much trouble I think there could well be a career there if she chose it!

 

I hope to be working with her again very soon.

 

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