We shot on the Upper West Side which is a great neighborhood to photograph. Everything just has a very “charming” quality.
As we were heading to the park we spotted the above TV just sitting outside for somebody to take. I thought it would make for a great photo op 🙂 I just love stumbling upon random locations or items such as this TV that add an element of interest and uniqueness to an otherwise ordinary setting, i.e. near the entrance of an apartment building.
Outfit change. I did only a few shots at the above location which is under a sort of overpass that you walk through heading towards Riverside Park. While shooting I eventually decided I didn’t feel the light was working for me, and with numerous other passersby casting shadows on the walls it seemed it just wasn’t going to work. Yet, I found after going back through the photos that I actually kind of liked how some of them turned out.
I started out trying to use a large reflector, and I did have a stand, but it was windy and a bit difficult to control by myself. Of course, know I need to work on my lighting skills, particularly for fashion and especially for high fashion photos. But, I can’t help it, I just love natural light. I think it adds a much more “real” element to photos, and if you’re outside anyway instead of in a studio I feel one should take advantage of that.
Anyway, these are just a few of the shots, I still have to select the final images. I also have two events coming up to shoot.
My goal for this past weekend was to get in another fashion shoot on Governor’s Island, but who knew it was so difficult to find models? I must work on that as well, but this coming weekend I’m starting a fashion photography class which will hopefully help out a bit.