Here are a few photos of models from the photo-shoot that I attended. Since this is a family-friendly site, I won’t post some of the other pics here and the three photos here have been retouched to keep them as modest as possible. All the models were wearing something but I didn’t think the photos were “age appropriate” for some of our viewers. (Mom saw them and she is still speaking to me, fyi) If you are really interested, send me an email and I will send you a link to the actual gallery, which has full resolution images and around 20 different photos.
At the shoot (which took place at a studio in New Jersey) we spent quite a bit of time on different lighting techniques. Here are three images:
All three use different lighting techniques: natural + flash, flash only, and natural light only. My personal goal might have been a bit different from some of the other photographers who attended. My goal was to watch and learn some different lighting techniques, see how the studio process works, and then take those ideas and apply them to photographic situations I am interested in. Most of what I like to shoot is photo-journalistic (in English, that means candid photos that are telling some sort of story). I mostly shoot sports and candid shots at all sorts of events. However, on occasion there is also a need to be able to do more traditional portraiture, which then involves a model (a subject or subjects) and some type of lighting configuration. If you are a “point and shoot” kind of person and your images look nice but a bit flat or uninteresting, you need to learn more about photographic composition and the proper use of light. I am certainly no master, but I am busy working on improving.