Summer here in Holland can be flaky; one minute it’s warm and you want to go outside, and the next it’s gray and cool. This is really a reason I don’t do that many shoots in summer; it can get quite warm in the studio and you might want to be out in the wind next to a bit of water instead of shooting.
So summertime is also a good point to do some digging through older shoots and pick a few nice shots to ‘develop’.
Here’s one from Shona and Dané.
Here’s an older one from Felicia back in November, 2015.
I revisited the shoot pictures, and even though the placing of Felicia is ‘off’ compared to general rules (she’s to the left of the image, while normally she would be more to the right of the image), I still like her soft expression and collection of ornaments.
This is Deirdre, lying on what appears to be a wooden floor perhaps, but in reality this was one of Savage’s Floor Drops, named ‘Worn Planks Floor’. This carpet-like printed floor looks a little fake in real life, but in pictures it’s quite good. The only downside might be that you’d miss a bit of directional specular lighting at the edges, but if you have no idea what I’m talking about, then good! 😉
This was also the first time that I took out a ladder and climbed up high to get that high vantage point. It does help, although it looks a bit unsafe perhaps from the model’s side. The higher point also helped to prevent me using a lower focal length, since higher focal lengths like 85 or more are more pleasing to the eye.
Things went ok, no limbs were broken and this image is the result.