I like things simple and clean. I stay away from distracting backgrounds. I make sure that all the awkwardness will be out of the picture. I want the person to be calm, comfortable and relaxed. As much as possible I want to capture what is present and will not add any other element to distract the viewers attention away from the person. I don’t need to say, “this is what you must do!” I’d rather say, “Stay calm and be yourself , let’s see what we get.” The question that I ask most of the time would be: “Are you comfortable?” Because if your subject isn’t in any way comfortable, It will show in the picture. Trust me. I’ve been there and have done/experienced that.
Some notes on the shoot.
natural light with reflector.
It woudn’t be complete without some good old B&W.
Of course, i wouldn’t miss a headshot with my speedlight. Speedlight in a 15 inch softbox + reflector.
and some tomboyISH pose with a face like hers still looks feminine. Just like i said during the shoot, “some jeans ad.” =P
Here’s the shot where she looks a lot like Emma Watson (Hermione from Harry Potter).
A change in perspective is always refreshing.
Thanks to Alexia M. for enduring the very humid weather on that day. It’s been a great pleasure working with you. We will do another one out in the desert when the weather is a lot more suitable for it.
Muchos gracias Alexia!
Comments and suggestions are always appreciated. So let me know what you think. (^_^)