Not that I've never seen a real model before (My dear friend, Jon, got me into a fashion show at Bryant Park several years ago and I ended up backstage--it's on my list of "Top Ten Days of My Life"), but I've never had the chance to specifically photograph one in this sort of setting--with a studio, lights. . . and an instructor who showed me in 30 seconds how to change the settings on my four-year-old camera to get amazingly better results, geez! And here is what I think is my best shot of the day:
Is this a safe place? Because, dear reader, I will confide that I was terribly nervous during this photo shoot! I cannot believe I got anything useful at all--I was sweaty and felt like I was shaking when shooting her. The focus of the class today was her eye, specifically the one closest to the camera (the left one). Surprised myself when I loaded them onto my computer; there were several that were very sharp and pretty. I like this one and I feel like it's a very good start. This particular shot was actually taken outdoors in natural light, but still using equipment I've never used before. I've been dying to get a chance to try my hand at some new lighting and techniques and am just so tickled by this, my first studio session! What fun!