Sometimes everything just goes right, and an experience is smooth and clicks. This photo shoot was like that: weather, timing, chemistry, and model’s ability were all top notch.
I met model Laura Pendleton for our scheduled shoot one morning and she was on time, professional, and ready to work. It’s always in the best interest of models who work with natural light photographers to be on time, because outdoor light changes quickly and that affects the quality of the photographs.
Although it was a bright morning, for this picture, above, we shot in a quarry in the shade. I like to capture some essence of the weather, and it being a chilly morning the blue tint of the granite and shadow really gave the photo a “cool” feel. Plus, because of that tint, the model’s top contrasts extremely well and her eyes really “pop.”
In these four beautiful shots, each has a different look based on how high the sun is and different amounts of shade and reflection. That variety helps a portfolio, whether it’s a photographer’s or a model’s.
Laura, despite being fairly new to modeling, is a natural at it and looks great. We got along well and were able to try several ideas, looks, and poses before the session ended. My only complaint is that with her help I ended up with too many great shots from which to choose!
As winter is approaching, we’re getting less and less adequate time for photo sessions. The days are shorter, the weather less predictable and certainly chillier, too. During a quick break in the rain a couple of weeks ago, I fit in a photography shoot with Tiffany.
Tiffany is an easy going young lady, and her relaxed nature shows up in the photos. She had no problem working to get the shots we needed, laying on the damp ground for one, climbing atop a column on a bridge for another, and standing in the middle of a creek.
That relaxed personality, combined with a pretty setting and pretty subject make for winning photos. And we had a great time working together.