Throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic and the world-wide shutdown of social interactions, I have been itching to create some beautiful portrait pieces, but have had to put my ideas on hold. However, this isn’t stopping my plan to create something original and unique for my portfolio.
If you are reading my blog, following me on Facebook or Instagram, you will see that I have been shooting a lot of product photography. In the next couple of weeks, I hope to shoot some food photography and continue to play with the light box that I created myself. This has kept me going through the last couple months but it’s time to for more.
Following the rules set out by the federal, provincial and municipal governments and procedures of social distancing, I believe I can move forward shooting my ideas.
As many of you know, I moved in late 2019 and I have yet to photograph subjects of the flesh in my new space. I have continued to watch how the light changes around the property and I have found props around the house that would be perfect for a portrait shoot.
The best part of doing a creative test is that there are no rules or objectives to follow. I have an idea of what I want to see in a finished project, but that thought is at the back of my head during the shoot. I look for composition and lighting. If I like it, I shoot it. With that being said, I have decided to do a model call.
As previously mentioned, following the guidelines set out by all levels of government, this creative test will be shot a bit differently. For that reason, I’m looking for experienced models able to work with little direction for posing and modelling throughout the shoot. I’m looking to shoot a female model who is able to prepare their own makeup and hair or is willing to work with a stylist or makeup artist at your own discretion.
What I hope to work with:
An old gate that will create fantastic light and shadow on the model. It will as well be used as a background.
Kitchenware to again, create unique lighting and shadow on the model.
Other props around the yard such as tools, screens etc that will make the photos pop.
I will be working with a long lens to ensure 6ft of distance remains between myself and the model at all times. We can create something beautiful but we need to be smart about it. This shoot should last about an hour so I ask that you make yourself available for two hours. If this is an interest to you, please contact me or leave me a message on Facebook.
I want to thank all our viewers, readers, clients and followers for their continue support during this time. Remember, if you are looking for family, fashion, wedding, portraiture, commercial or product photography, don’t look any further. We can bring your project to life with original work for your needs.