Virtually all the elements in these photos involved things I've had in my studio for months, some for years, yet I've never taken the time to use them properly. Over the past few weeks I've done several shoots where I have purposely stretched myself, finally taking the time to put into practice methods I've understood for ages but never actually used. Now that I have I can't believe its taken me so long.
It feels great having new and stunning lighting techniques at my finger tips. Its just as good as buying new kit. In fact its better because it cost me nothing. And the backgrounds will give me plenty of new options for shoots in the future too.
I had a great time photographing these girls. Their enthusiasm was absolutely wonderful and I don't think I've seen a more polite couple girls. I'm pretty sure they enjoyed themselves too. They arrived around 12noon and with the exception of a break when they went home for dinner, they didn't actually leave until 9pm. The longest session I've ever had. Of course it did include a lesson on Photoshop for them. We were all excited about seeing the finished results so I figured they might as well stay while I worked on the images.
I think we can expect to see more of these girls. Particularly since I've tasked them with coming up with some ideas of their own. I am really looking forward to working with them again.