Model portfolio shoots are often daunting for both the model and the photographer. Often, it’s the first shoot for a model wanting to start a new portfolio. For the photographer, it can be a lot of work building the relationship and helping the model find their feet and feel comfortable.
All my food photography is client driven. Whether that’s restaurants, hotels, recipe books or Getty Images, the brief and styling is usually someone else’s decision.
I spent the early part of 2015 running around the Lake district and Cumbria in general. This was for Lloyd Motor Group, creating headshots, dealership interiors and exteriors, along with team shots etc. However, Cumbria being the black hole of connectivity that it is, this tutorial is somewhat late, and I apologise for that. I forgot!
First things first. I very rarely get to shoot anything purely for myself. Everything tends to be client driven. This shoot, however, was organised by one of my crew, Wayne Myers, and I think it was basically to stop me being so grumpy. Well, for a few hours at least!
Arriving in a tightly packed box, I had two identical, nylon cylindrical cases. One contained a 50cm Strobius StrobiStrip, whilst the second contained a 100cm model.
This was from a lighting course I ran a little while ago. The intention is to recreate a window light and infer a little drama.