Sandra (@sandraoco) is a tall girl, with beautiful red hair and a smile that sparks mischievous in an instant. I had no doubt that we had to shoot in front of vivid colors.
Perhaps we were pushing it to try and get some shots of her indoors, with a dark dress and a darker olive coloured couch, but we tried to make it happen! After the little indoor portion, where we moved from the couch, to the kitchen, to the bathroom, we then headed into the streets to find those vivid colours we were looking for. I had just the place in mind.
I’m learning to not be afraid of moving furniture around the house to make it fit my image. So long as I’m just as nice and return it back to where it was before I started! I think doing that also excites people a bit, gets people into it a bit more, as if saying: “Ok, it’s on now. Let’s get dirty!” It’s always fun as the shoots progress, both the model and myself I find warm up to each other, getting comfortable with the process. The creative ideas start to flow, suggestions come out, and I find that the art really starts to come out in a mutual feeding kind of environment.
I’m so happy with the way the outdoor shots turned out. I could have posted about 100 more of them..
This was my first shoot with a model using my diffuser cap. I know, it’s not a very big thing, but still, it was a new way to shoot. It worked pretty good, but I was still getting shadows. I think perhaps this was because I was thinking now that I had a diffuser, I could just point the flash directly at the model and I would have ambient light without shadows. No, no, that’s not how it works, although there was magic, not that kind of magic! So, the rules still apply. You must still try and bounce light off of white ceilings, walls, point the flash off to the side, or hold it at weird angles to fill the area required to avoid any kind of shadow. In these situations, it would be nice to have a second person there to hold it for you, but one can’t always get what they want.
So, without further adieu.
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