One thing I've loved the most
about having my own studio is the light that comes pouring in at all hours of the day.
There is just something else about natural light and what it can do for a portrait. Yeah, studio lighting can be pretty awesome, but not only is it cumbersome and takes up unnecessary space, it lacks that reality I think can really make an impact on portraits. If you can master natural light, you can master anything.... at least mostly. In some parts I think I'm technologically adept. Though in other parts, I know I've gotta teach my partner how to use the remote. Shit can't be that bad, right?
On this occasion,
Zoe and I went about testing the light and what I could do in the studio. I put a couple black sheets up on the windows overlapping the curtains and really limited the light coming into the room. We started playing with silhouettes, and less light... this is what we got.
Next we brought in a mirror...
Now, to put this into perspective....
Zoe is slightly shorter than me. I'm 5ft 3. She's absolutely TINY. Yet we can make her hips pop like she's got curves for days. That, is the art of portrait photography and posing. As a photographer, I know the ways to pose you best to see the BEST of your body. That's my job. Zoe is a professional model and knows how to get the best out of her body. When you have a session with me, you don't need to think about any of this, it's what you're paying me for and comes as part of the package!
She was the temptress who had ensnared the first man, and who still continued her work at damnation; she was the being who is feeble, dangerous, mysteriously troubling. And even more than her body of perdition, he hated her loving soul.
-Guy de Maupassant
All of this, I achieved with TWO ROOMS.
One, allowing more light in to create that light, romantic sexy feel. Another is actually painted grey to do that dark and moody kind of sexy. The dark sexy where you imagine all kinds of kinks. That grey room, I will never fall out of love with. And I make sure it's the room you never forget coz we do all kinds of horrible painful poses in that room!
Just gotta book and find out!