Another portrait assignment in the studio and this time we had to photograph a bride in her wedding dress. I was excited / nervous about this assignment because most of my ideas for bridal shoots are outdoors instead of inside a studio. However, I think I did a good job getting my creative ideas out in the studio. I wanted a simple bridal dress, simple bouquet and simple hair but I wanted the light to be the dramatic part of the shoot. It took me a while to get the lighting the way I wanted it but when I did I got some really amazing shots!
For this assignment in my portrait class we were allowed to shoot whomever we wanted in the portrait studio and the guidelines weren't as strict this time. We had to a head and shoulders pose, 3/4ths and a full body and then two poses of whatever we wanted. I was very excited about this assignment because I like having more room to be creative in the studio. Caitlin, a first year, was my model for this shoot and I'm so happy that I picked her to my model because we got along so well! She is so beautiful and I had so much fun with her and trying new things. I used a main light, which was being moved constantly, a hair and a background light.
It feels like it took forever to finally get to be in my portrait class, concentrating heavily on portraits and what I want to do with my career as a photographer. However, in the first few weeks of this class we have to work in studio which is something I've always been bitter towards as a portrait photographer. Me being more of an "on-location" person instead of being stuck inside. We are using a four light set up for these portraits, my lovely model Marcella being totally beautiful in this photograph. Working in the portrait studio is completely different than working in the other studio bays but it's fun to do and I wouldn't mind doing a few portraits here and there in a studio.