At the photography workshop I attended on the weekend, we didn’t only take photos of one of the volunteers. We also had the opportunity to take photos of a professional model.
This is a high key photo of Emily in the wheelhouse of the boat we were using as our location.
Here’s another photo of John from the workshop I attended on Saturday in Sydney.
I was really challenged by this workshop because it wasn’t about taking photos of strangers on the street – which is more in my comfort zone and it wasn’t taking photos of people’s faces. It was about taking photos of people in their environment and so I had to be more deliberate, to think more about composition and leading lines and the position of the subject and where their gaze rests.
And then there were the technical decisions – taking into account the quality of the light, the quantity of light and the direction of it – and setting the camera accordingly. There’s a lot to this photography caper!