Here are 26 shots of Victoria Bond from a 1:1 training session in Bristol. I used simple yet beautiful lighting to create timeless classic photographs that could have been shot in the 1960s.
I took these shots on a 1:1 training session for a client from Switzerland. Like many of my clients he flew into Bristol airport and checked into a boutique hotel that we had booked in Bristol for a couple of nights. Victoria and I arrived at 9am the next day and we shot until about 5pm stopping for breaks and a decent lunch at a nearby pub.
Part of the brief from my client was to create the high contrast beauty shots using hard light that I’ve become noted for. I like to start these training sessions with a simple one light set up and show how a Scattergel can transform the light into something quite magical.
My emphasis is on providing a fun, relaxed space for my client to create magical pictures. I do an overview assessment of their shooting technique and together we tweak it to perfection. I like to show how to use a rhythm and to keep the pace of the shoot moving. This avoids awkward moments and ensures a great shooting experience all round.
My clients have all sorts of ability and come with all sorts of cameras. Having shot Nikon, Canon and Hasselblad throughout my digital career I can help with camera set up as we go. Some clients have creative vision but lack the technical core knowledge and other are the other way around. Some are starting out and want to get off on the right path.
If you would like to spend a fun day shooting alongside me on a 1:1 basis do get in touch. I’ll be doing an extensive trip throughout the cities of Europe and even New York in 2019.
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