For a while I’ve been looking at pushing myself in new ways. I’ve wanted to do more portraiture work for a while but, for some reason, I was scared to give it a go. Being scared is ridiculous (and also a bad excuse) considering I usually do wedding photography, a long day full of details, guests, pressure and.. well.. a lot of portraits of the bride and groom.
I wanted to spend around an hour just capturing Elizabeth and trying a few new processing techniques. I wanted to improve how I direct my subject to get the images in my head.. to try working in a different setting and to try to use my camera and work my post processing in a different way than I’m used to. On the day we had a pretty even light, it didn’t rain (always a bonus), Elizabeth is stunning and she was up for getting into bushes, lying on the floor and later happily pulled twigs and pine cones out from her hair in the name of a few pictures. Hopefully these pictures show how I see her, beautiful, with her huge dark eyes and long ombre hair..
I’m looking to do much more one-on-one portraiture work where I can fit it in – an hour or so in different locations to keep pushing and keep experimenting. Please drop me an email at email@example.com if you are willing to help me with my project work and spend a little time in front of my camera (not too scary I promise) in return for a disk of images.
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