At the farmer's market last week in Santa Barbara I noticed this girl, working one of the booths. I basically just raised the camera and fired off four quick frames. Right after this shot, she burst into a huge smile. At first I thought it was for me, but then realized she recognized a friend.
I continued my walk, taking pictures. Wasn't until I looked at this image on my computer that I realized how really lovely she is. Definitely model material! What is she doing selling garlic cloves?
And although I'm a very above average hand holder (er, not with girls, I mean holding my camera steady), the sharpness of this image at 1/30th is a testament to today's Image Stabilization technology. Make sure your long lenses have IS.
I'm going to end this series with my favorite. Although I haven't done that much model shooting, I know enough that you can't really create stunning work without a connection. The photog and the model have to connect, even if it is for the most fleeting of moments.
Thank you, Valerie, for the brief connection. I hope I did you proud!
Well, I wasn't planning this series, but I'm pretty excited about it. Last week I learned that there would be a Comicon event in Seattle, and so with a couple of friends we went to shoot it.
I fell back on my model shooting skills, learned in California before I moved to Seattle. I have to say the young people were just great. To get a blog worthy image, this is a tough environment. You have just a few seconds with people. They are on their way to one of the event halls, and you stop and ask them for a shot. There are a ton of people around. So it was a challenge!
Very sweet, and wanted to be seen!
So we'll have several days of interesting portraits coming up!