This was the section of the field trip I was most looking forward to, and oddly, it was my least favorite! I need lots more help and pointers for shooting portraits.
The lighting we were getting for these pictures was stunning. I could not believe the auxiliary light and gold reflector worked so amazing together. It looks like there is a fire in the cabin and this Indian girl is glowing! The texture of the skin really stands out and brings attention to her attitude and her thoughts.
The Cowboy. This model was a hoot. He looks like an outline against the sky, his subtle hand on his gun and the reflection in the glass all work together. I had no lighting on him and I could have brightened his face with a reflector, but I like the mysterious look it has with the darkness.
These two were cute. This was our last portrait stop and they had been modeling for hours. When I walked up the stairs they were both sitting there, and I decided to position them a little but keep that natural look they automatically had. Something not related to the people is the tree in the window. That reflection looks so cool to me.
This was fun because the model and I are good friends! And Sister Esplin came in and gave pointers for this. At first, I stayed away from this window became I was scared it would bring to much light but at the very end I moved over there, and I am glad I did. Kaley looks glowing in this with the apollo orb lighting and the natural window.
This was a candid photo. Someone was taking a picture of his boot and I waved, and he shot his gun at me. I grabbed my camera and shot him back! I liked the background of this picture. I like the green grass and then the log cabin. It was different than any other portraits I got.
Extra picture. I LOVED this picture, but I used her and her husband for my group. This staircase is stunning, and I loved her position on it. I stood on a chair and got on her level, so the picture would be more flattering. The yellow wall against her outfit is eye-catching and the staircase looks cartoon like!