Looking at different ways to shoot portraits..
I like portrait photography but it has to be something a bit different to grab my attention. A straight on shot of a beautiful woman is just that, a beautiful woman. Some of the real greats of fashion photography experimented with distances, lighting, props etc and made for some very interesting photography. I’ve been back in the gym tonight, a shoot for a project I am working on which requires specific shots which detail correct posture and form so artistic images were not on the agenda.
It’s not easy photographing in a gym, the shots I take are not staged, if you don’t get the shot then tough. The guys I photograph lift heavy weights and so to stand there looking like a male model whilst lifting a 50kg dumbell isn’t going to happen. Every now and then though I get the opportunity to grab an off moment shot, an image which captures a moment and I think this one does. It was a great shoot, a hard session but we had some fun along the way..