The best model I ever worked with...

I read a blog on here sometime back written by Eric1513 about the people around us being free models and was struck by an idea...

I have very little experience in taking pictures of people and the thought of learning how best to light people and try and manage composure whilst learning is for me a very intimidating prospect.

But I figured that I could use myself to try and learn before asking others to pose for me, I am very grateful to Eric as it worked and all 5 of my self portrait images got accepted today. And the model whilst not being the most attractive was very understanding when I got frustrated ;)

There are obvious dificulties in terms of not being behind the camera but as a learning experience it really has given me a little more confidence in my ability to light a scene involving people and has allowed my to play with compositional ideas without trying to find the best way to communicate them to a third party.

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May 30, 2011


Thank you for sharing......

May 14, 2011


Well done and great idea! I had to shoot fashion models recently so did the same thing, looked at pro pics, learned the poses and then tried the 6 inch heels. The last part was my downfall!! The girls were great and we had a good shoot despite the fact that I couldn't use any of my own equipment (including lighting). Roll on the next one...

May 13, 2011


lol @ Joe ;)

May 13, 2011


OK, now you have me thinking...........I sure do like yours tho. hummm....great idea.

May 13, 2011


.....I hope you have added two Model Releases for the last picture :-)

May 12, 2011


Very creative images.Congratulations!!

May 12, 2011


Congratulations,beautiful images!!!

May 12, 2011


Great photos with very good concepts!

May 12, 2011


Nice! Great images!

May 12, 2011


It is very nice!

May 12, 2011


Great images, I specially like the multi-task man.

May 12, 2011


Nice image,congrats!

May 12, 2011


Interesting concepts!

May 12, 2011


Thank you all :)

Technically it is quite difficult to do fortunately my wife has been helping out a little...

The pitchfork one was a bit of a laugh, I gave up my office job 3 years ago and bought a smallholding with dreams of self sufficiency so thought I would don the old monkey suit again for a change :)

May 12, 2011


nicely done!

May 12, 2011


haha love the one of you with the pitchfork! what a fantastic idea!

May 12, 2011


Must be quite hard to achieve technically... great job!

May 12, 2011



May 12, 2011


Congratulations, great images :-)

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