This is the quickest, cheapest and simplest portrait setup available, and especially effective for more mature clients.
This was for an advertising campaign for Out of the City, in what was rather dismal weather. The poor weather conditions were capitalised on to give them a unique image for their campaign. The idea was to head the campaign with the slogan “Should have gone to Out of the City”, similar to that spectacle ad. The idea being the young couple went out for a walk with very little on, a la The Emporer’s New Clothes, only to find they were in dire need of suitable country attire. The above image was actually the very last to be shot on the day. During the initial brief, I asked if they wanted the light rain to feature in the images, or not. They felt the rain wasn’t a particularly strong feature and it would be better to try and downplay the weather and concentrate on the models.
Meet Allan Vincent, a photographer from the Chorley area, who needed a headshot for his various social media outlets, and whilst he was at the studio, photographing his gorgeous daughter, I nailed his feet to the black backdrop and took my chances 🙂
Meet Teerisara and Uladzimir, on a rather cold and damp October day at Ribby Hall in Wrea Green. This was actually the last shot of the day and I’m happy with the result. We’d already sauntered through the ground taking images near trees and elevated wooden buildings, and all to good effect. However, the last image was to be taken in front of the fountain, with the hotel and spa in the background.