First off let me just start off by saying that what I’m about to discuss is totally up to interpretation. Put another competent photographer in my shoes on game day, and you’d likely get imagery that looks very different from what I’m about to show you. Knowing when to use strobes or when natural light is good enough for the look you want in portrait photography is one instance where I believe the art of photography breaks away from the technical. In this article I’d like to break down a recent model portfolio shoot I just shot and go over why I chose to keep the lighting natural, or in some cases, augment the ambient light with a bit of flash.
This was my first experience collaborating with a model on Model Mayhem or any model for that matter. To be honest I'd heard some not so great experiences from both photographers and models regarding the site, but after this shoot with Bridget Rose, I'm pretty sure I'll be collaborating with a LOT more models in the days to come!