So we were wrapping up our laugh-a-thon, i mean photo shoot. Always a good time when Studio V Photography and Laura Christine Clark get together. I had a simple concept I wanted to shoot with Laura. Black pantyhose and bra on a hardwood floor. I wanted to pop the texture of the floor and contrast that with the smoothness of her skin and finish the image off with a blueish tone. Something beautiful sexy and slightly abstract with the finishing touches. I've really been pushing myself to try doing things a little differently. It never hurts to experiment. I'm liking the results but I know I can do better. The lighting is too straight on. I want to create more of a light to dark gradient across the body next time. Some areas of the wood came out too dark so I want to revisit the workflow and I know the pose can be improved. So i'm going to call this one a work in progress.
After I got a few shots of Laura on the floor I gave her the camera and a mirror so she could shoot some shots of herself. The idea just came to me out of the blue and I wanted to follow it through because I was curious to see what it would lead too. I pulled out my phone and shot this video of her shooting herself. I wanted some content for Studio V TV. My YouTube channel.
Conclusion: The camera is better utilized in the hands of someone who knows how to use it. lol. Although Laura did have some beautiful unfocused shots. I pretty much always have my camera set to centerpoint focus and I find it hard to explain to people that you can depress the shutter button half way to hold focus and recompose the image. It's a little more complicated than point and shoot.