Saturday, January 31, 2009

A simple prop like a mirror on the floor can lead to potentially interesting compositions.

I always prefer to use natural light coming through the window. That is not always possible, so I try to fake it using cross lighting a reflectors.

The high contrast lighting seemed to work well with this model's darker complexion. Strobe light allow you move and breathe while posing and this model was posing nude for the first time, so she needed to breathe.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Another shoot with a first time model. This photo was done with studio lighting.

Monday, January 19, 2009

I'm not always a big fan of in your face spread legs photos. On the other hand, I think it can be interesting to use a pose or subject matter more associated with porn and try to get an interesting photo in spite of it.
This is a photo taken in backstreets of Tallinn Estonia with a Holga camera. Holgas are plastic cameras that were originally meant as toy cameras. The single element plastic lens has a characteristic vignetting and distortion. The effect can be used to the photographer's advantage and the Holga has a cult following.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

This model does a lot of retro-pin up style modeling. For this shoot, I asked her to do her hair and make-up 50s style. This shot was done with 3200 iso film to reinforce the vintage photo look.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Another image with high contrast studio lighting. This model had an interesting tattoo on her back that added to the texture of the image.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Another moody, end of the session, photo in the late afternoon.