I don’t pre-plan my blog posts, I just think about what images I’ve worked on recently, and then work out how to put them together in a post so that it looks like I’m rather better organised than i am :)
I am turning over a new leaf though, and am using LightRoom Mobile to help me work through my backlog of shoots. It’s very good for letting me do image selection and basic image adjustments on my tablet, which are then automatically synced back to the main LightRoom catalogue on my main computer. So I’m looking forward to working through lots of images now that the location shooting season is coming to an end. Although I still have some shoots before the end of the year that I’m really looking forward to.
Given how often I work with the lovely Lulu Lockhart I’ve done surprisingly few blog posts of images we’ve produced together, so I shall start putting that right with a catch-up of various of our images that I’ve edited recently. I love working with her because of our shared love of working on location, our shoots are always fun and productive. I generally work out the composition of an image and show it to her and she produces great poses that suit the style of imagery I like.
Last year I had the pleasure of visiting Ireland, after an invitation by fellow photographer and now real as well as online friend Bill Power, where I was able to do some shoots as well as give my talk to some clubs over there. I was fortunate that the cottage that I booked had some good opportunities for images. While this image is very much in my style – it has a door in it to please Mr Pope one of my regular commenters! – it’s a bit different in that it is quite cluttered, and a lot of my images are much simpler, but I do like all the odd elements in it.
The light in this deconsecrated building was super, and I think the pose fits well with the figures in the background.
More beautiful light, and I love how Lulu stands out from that super green background.
And Bill took us to a river and so we went for a simple image with Lulu imitating a rock!
An indoors shot at a friends house, she let us make use of her lovely pine furniture and the gorgeous light on it. I’ve since given my friend some prints of shots we took there and she loves them. I cloned out the doorknobs as I felt they were just a bit messy.
I love the curves and the texture of the lavender in this above shot.
While in this swimming baths without water Lulu did an excellent swimming pose, and I guided her so that she was just above the green line. It looks beautiful but I’m sure it was rather strenuous.
More beautiful light in a more derelict part of the baths. The light changed rapidly, and so did Lulu’s poses.
She has really beautiful hair, and I love the delicate shapes it is making here in this urbex studio.
Another slightly cluttered shot that I like at the same location, with rather beautiful light illuminating her.
While I enjoy working with new models, it’s also good to work with the same model regularly as each shoot is then really part of an ongoing project as our working relationship develops. It also makes it a challenge to look for new and interesting locations to work together at.
Thank you Lulu for all the wonderful shoots and for being such an inspiration. I’m really looking forward to seeing what we can produce on our future shoots.