(Make sure you check out Part 1 of this session, it’s a totally different look.)
I love experimenting with photography techniques and looks which are outside of my usual style. It’s important to be adaptable in photography, as different clients may have a certain look or theme which differs from what you would typically shoot. For this fashion shoot, the sun was rapidly setting and there wasn’t even enough ambient light to photograph right by the big windows in Becky’s apartment. But was I phased? Oh no, I was prepared. Last year I picked up a really cool foldable ring flash adapter which can be popped on the top of an existing hotshoe-mounted flash. I would say it works incredibly well, considering it only set me back about $50. I’ve actually used this modifier before, on a shoot for a client, but I was using it wireless off camera for a totally different look.
Becky and Owen are both working as models based in Vancouver, where we met. Schedules are busy, but we were able to get together before I left for London to do a super quick little shoot. I dig the high-key, flat look that the ring light gives, despite being told constantly while learning photography to “NEVER USE DIRECT ON-CAMERA FLASH” (Exception to the rule? Found). With such a modern look, it worked well to have Becky and Owen in white-on-white, leaving the images clean and simple – quite unlike the quirky and vibrant decor of their apartment. We brought some of the elements of their fun personalities back into the shoot with the use of a few stuffies from their colourful collection (don’t stare into the eyes of the unicorn for too long though, it looks a little murderous).
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