For the first time in a long time, I have completed two photoshoots with models, where I was incharge.
The first was with Ivory Flame at Pavilion Photostudio in Bathgate. I have shot at theis studio a number of times before. I really like the studio and have shot there a number of times I would recomend this studio to any photographer that needs a studio in central Scotland. I also recomend Ivory Flame if you need a very natural model who is extremely photogenic.
Anyway, this was a two hour slot as part of her studio day.I had a number of ideas that I wanted to try. Ivory Flame had outfits that suited most of these and she worked hard to get the images that I wanted. Here are the first pictures.
I will create a seperate post about the other shoot later.
The spider is in her layer, she sees her pray and jumps into action
She goes into action
Playing coy and realing him in,
Here are a few more pictures. These are old ones that I have only recently edited.
Edit 1 & 2 a very pretty fishing boat, picture 2 a large Ro Ro car transporter.
Little and large. Contrasting ships on the River Tyne.
Here are a few taken from the River Tay early in the morning. I think the plane is going somewhere warm and sunny. The Oil Rig and the ship moored in Dundee Docks. The oil rig had been there for months.
Yesterday I posted on my initial reflections on the Fashion Nude Workshop that I attended at Harbour Studio in North Shields with Stephen Perry and Zara Watson as the model.
I really enjoyed the day, learned a lot etc. The post is on here if you wish to read it. My main thought was that I was not particularly comfortable shooting nudes of any description.
I have now had a day to reflect on the fashion nude tuition and have edited some of the pictures and have been in the process of uploading them here. I continue to think that I am not really comfortable in shooting the genre. However the pictures themselves are excellent.
Whilst yesterday I had written off shooting more fashion nude in the furure, I have decided that I will try shooting this genre again in the future.
I have striven for years to take good fashion(ish) pictures. Here is a flickr album of older pictures that I have recently uploaded. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/pinkbuildingphotography/albums/72157666777623142) I feel that it correctly convays what my style has been until now.
I think that a good deal of the unease comes from a thought that I will make tacky pictures that I would not be proud of. That I will make cheap looking nudes for the sake of taking pictures of a girl with no clothes on.
However I beleive that if I am careful with my planning, shoosing the correct collaberators, I would certainly be able to produce really good images. Whether this will overcome my reticence about shooting nude pictures I am not sure.