Dannii is a friend of Elisha who I shot not long ago. She’s another leggy Woking girl!

 (Mark Blundell)

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!

 (Mark Blundell)

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 ┬ábefore 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.

 (Mark Blundell)

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.