The All-American Girl Shoot
Recently a knowledgable colleague of mine reviewed my portfolio of fashion and glamour photos and suggested that I needed “a different look” to augment the models’ photos that I currently had in my portfolio. She recommended including more of the “all American” look. Fortunately, I knew the perfect group of wonderful young ladies, and just my luck, they were all together in Vermont for vacation. We decided on an outdoor, playful, (semi) snowy photo shoot. I wanted bright colors, big smiles, fun and sun.
There were some of the usual challenges:
Wind knocking over the lighting umbrellas – assistants became critical as the winds picked up.
Pocketwizards mini TT1 failing – make sure you have those spare flat batteries when shooting in the cold. Better yet, use a TT5, which uses AA batteries, as your transmitter on camera , if you happen to have a spare.
Harsh sunlight – I knew this would be the case but we had a limited shooting window. For the most part I used the sun to backlight the models.
All in all, a fun shoot, great models, and some “all American” pictures for the portfolio.