Strange title I hear you say……
Every month or so I put a post on my Facebook Page looking to carry out a test shoot, the reason for this is two fold.
Firstly my reason for hosting these shoots is so that I can practice a new lighting technique that I am working on as there is nothing better than practice, practice, practice.
Secondly as part of my overall plan in relation to the workshops I run it is always great to meet and shoot new models so that I can hire them for future workshops and shoots.
Getting back to title, my recent post on Facebook looking for models to pose for me lead me to Leigh-Anne whom I had shot before approx 3 maybe even 4 years ago now.
During our shoot the conversation went from work related stuff to absolute rubbish talk but what stuck with me is something I have heard from more models than I can count is the reaction that close friends and family comment on when they see images of someone they know for most if not all there lives ” Wow I didnt recognise you, you look so different, you look amazing”
Comments like these are great for me as I like to create images and make the person I my photographing look as beautiful as I can possible can, however there is always that side were some people will argue that they don’t look “real” or “normal”
Its not for me to say but all I can do as a photographer is use my vision of what a final image in my head looks like and relay that to the model or subject as I am shooting them.
Anyway enough waffle from me, now getting back to Leigh-Anne, She looked amazing in front of camera but that’s not what sold it for me it was her attitude and her ability to listen to direction from me and not question what I was doing but just to soak it in knowing that what I was telling her only benefits the final outcome.
You can expect to see more of Leigh-Anne as well before our shoot was over I knew I wanted to hire her for a future workshop which is coming up soon
All images are straight off the camera and the only post processing was colour conversion and boosting contrast to the colour images.
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