Dannii is a friend of Elisha who I shot not long ago. She’s another leggy Woking girl!
We’d spent some time chatting on FB and arranged a shoot at my flat for a Sunday afternoon. All went well and once again my house was turned into a photo studio. Dannii and I clicked and although we have some considerable years between us got on well from the off. I think it’s important to make a client feel at ease, have a chat and get comfortable with each other. Dannii hasn’t posed properly for the camera in some years so I had to instruct her posing, this is still something that I’m working on and (in my own opinion) a particular weak point in my shooting technique at present. There’s only one way to remedy this – shoot more!
Im also still trying to find my own style – with processing. It’s a part of the process that I really enjoy, yet one of the most frustrating parts as well. Its very easy to use filters or process pictures this way or that, however as a photographer its important to develop a coherent style so that a client knows what they are going to get when they contract with the photographer. All the great photographers and artists before them have a particular look about their work. Sure, I can produce decent pics, but there needs to be some flow in the images. With guys in gyms, I know exactly what to do and I have my own way of post processing. With ladies, I’ve yet to find my groove.
Overall I’m very happy with the shoot, the pics are good and Dannii was a superb model. I’m certainly more at home shooting a model in the bedroom than standing in my living room, I think its easier for the model as well as she doesn’t have to worry about what do do with a stance, laying down is easier than standing up for someone who is a non-model.