Producing images is something to be enjoyed, and should never become a chore, and so a great way to refresh the old creative batteries is to work with new models. It makes you work harder and put your thinking cap on as you each have to get used to each other’s working styles. So I was really pleased when I finally arranged a shoot with the lovely Rosa Brighid. We had been trying to arrange an outdoor location in her area for some months, but sadly I ran out of days I could take off work, as I have some really great trips and other shoots arranged for later in the year. So she very kindly made the long journey up to me, and we arranged a 1/2 day in the studio, followed by a 1/2 day on location.
I thought I would try and get some new props for the shoot, and on a visit to a local charity shop I found a super skirt which I thought would be a bit different, as it had a great shape and texture. As well as a new model, and new props, I thought I would play around with some different processing techniques. So the first two images are the same image with the new skirt, processed differently with a bit of fiddling in Photoshop.
The next shot was one of my existing props, but trying a slightly different technique with the natural lighting in the studio to separate Rosa from the background more. I love the way it has fallen, and the position of Rosa’s hands.
And finally another image processed two ways with another new prop, not sure yet whether I like the processing, so they may still be work in progress.
I’m feeling really inspired and good about my photography at the moment. These images are only only 4 days old, and I’ve already processed them and blogged them, they are so new that they are still warm :)
Thank you for a super time Rosa, I really enjoyed working with you, and I have no doubt we will work together again. Loads more images from the studio and the location to come in the near future.