This week I had a great time photographing Charlotte. I choose to make it a relaxing session taking very much a consultative approach. Together we worked through the session as a team and not just a photographer and subject. And the results, I feel, are spectacular. For me it is my best work to date and I can't wait to see how some of these images fair in the SWPP's monthly competition.
The image above is by far my favorite. And I can't wait to get the sample for the studio. I am pleased with all aspects from composition to lighting and expression. In fact I absolutely love most of the images with the hoody. I must remember to try this again.
Our aim was to create a portfolio for Charlotte as she is coming to the end of her 3 year course with the Phil Winston Theatreworks College in Blackpool. She required head shots as well as commercial shots so we spent the morning playing around with various outfits, backgrounds and lighting set ups. It was a great chance for me to experiment in a way that I normally wouldn't with a typical family portrait session. This image below was one of the experiments where I took the opportunity to play around with some two toned organza I bought a little while ago.I finished with finally having a go with a fan. I've had on my wish list a wind machine for some time but thought I at least ought to try using a regular fan before shelling out for a wind machine which believe it or not is ridiculously expensive.
Working with the fan was great fun though and definitely added something to these images. For now I will keep on using just the fan but look forward to when the wind machine creeps further up the wish list.
I will leave you now with another one of my favourite images. I hope you like them too.