A trial of running a studio background in our kitchen. Not ideal, however it worked just fine for head-shots, 3 quarter and we even squeezed in a few full length ideas. I can see a few ways of getting some more room to the sides for the lights for future shoots. First time I’ve ever put out a casting call for “TF” i.e. Time for Images, or doublespeak for a collaboration shoot between model and photographer. I advertised for a model for this shoot on Purple-Port – a marvellous photographer/make up artist/model/studio networking and marketing site. Miss Fahrenheit applied. This all worked very well. I hear stories all the time about how either the model or the photographer didn’t show up and I guess you will get those, however I got a good feeling from the emails that Miss F. was serious, and besides, I was doing this at home, so the risk was minimal as I hadn’t paid out for studio time.
I ran through some tried and tested light set-ups and then we mixed it up with some fog, flare, shooting much closer, and finally out into the garden with the speed-lights. It was bloomin’ cold and windy that day, so not ideal for playing about with lights. ended up using my smallest £4.65 speed-light soft-box as anything else was being blown about, even on the end of my heaviest boom with 5kg mass attached. Need to get some fog/smoke into the outside shots, with some back-light, however these worked well as a mix of soft-box and ambient.
Miss Fahrenheit does a fantastic look over glasses, and has a fantastic profile with world class lips :). She also holds a degree in Photography and which meant I could actually waffle on about light, colour and other stuff which normally sends the model to sleep 😛 We had really productive afternoon and it was a pleasure to work with Miss F. We’re planning some more shoots in the near future. You can check out her portfolio on PurplePort here http://purpleport.com/portfolio/missfahrenheit/