Model photo shoot with Phoebe

Wedding photography requires many stills including photojournalism, portraitures, lighting skills, organisational skills and being good with people. Most brides look at their best on their wedding day. They wear an expensive wedding dress, have their nails manicured, hair and make up by a stylist. It’s the perfect time to shoot a great portrait of her. But that requires a lot of skill and practice. Shooting images of models in a relaxed environment is a great way forward.

I have been reading Frank Doorhof’s book Mastering the Model Shoot, and it has been very inspiring. As a wedding photographer I am constantly developing my lighting techniques. If you are a photographer or interested in photography, you might like to visit his blog on a regular basis.

The photo shoot with Phoebe (a newly qualified actor) was a great experience, though working with a model whom you have never met before can be daunting and challenging for both. However, Phoebe’s relaxed manner and easygoing attitude made the shoot very interesting. I experimented with various lighting setups and Phoebe gave me varied moods in the images.

There was no stylist or make up artists involved! I did this shoot at home with just two light set up in a long and narrow room, which restricted me in what I could achieve.