Congratulations go to Melissa for her recent marriage to Ryan. They both featured in shots 1-9 on this blog post here. Their wedding was shot by my buddy and top photographer Simon York and his pictures of Melissa and Ryan’s wedding grace 6 pages of this weeks Hello magazine
Melissa and her reflection created in-camera on the streets of Bristol.
Todays blog is all in colour to contrast with my recent all monochrome set shot in the same locations but with different background choices. I love shooting with Melissa, she has a spirit and energy that is so refreshing. Enjoy
2. We met for coffee at 09.30 and then started with a simple sunlight set up across the street from the coffee house.
5. I then rigged the Lastolite Ezybox and a Speedlight. 1/8th power was all we needed for this simple shot.
07. Reflected sunlight was in plentiful supply. I spotted this patch about ten minutes before we shot it as it had yet to move into the right place for us.
09. Colour harmony and contrasts were considered and planned for throughout the day.
13. A trust and strong rapport makes a good portrait great. It helps to look this gorgeous too. 100mm f/2.8 macro lens at f/2.8. Notice I focussed on Melissa's mouth. It is a mouth we look to for communication. I used to focus on the nearest eye in my portraiture but now I'm not so sure. This works for me.
14. I love to make shooting fun. The quality of delegates and the energy in this group especially made the day whizz by.
21. A slash of flash from a zoomed in Speedlight set to 1/16th power and activated with cheap Ebay radio triggers. 21mm f/2.8 lens.
30. After lunch and a mini shoot in a Bristol bar we went back out into the mini heat wave for some more urban street shooting.
31. I used a Speedlight for this shot too.
33. It always amazes me that some photographers avoid full sunlight. I love it.
There they are, my first Urban Portraits workshop pictures of 2012. I won’t be blogging every shoot but I’d love you to join me for what is a wonderful adventure within a 400m radius. Please feel free to comment on the pictures or the day if you were lucky enough to be with us.