It’s always great to work with a new model, and on Monday I had the pleasure of shooting Meg for some of my lightpainting and Lensbaby work. She didn’t laugh too hard when I almost broke my neck tripping over stuff in the dark, handled my long exposure times and cramp-inducing poses with a relaxed attitude and a smile, and even endured the crippling shoes that I cropped out of the final shot. Sorry Meg, but thanks for the awesome results. See you again soon.
Having survived her first light painting shoot, a portrait with her sister, Sharon kindly agreed to come back and pose for some of the images that had been rattling around in the back of my head since that first shoot, and did a great job helping to translate those ideas into reality. We shot some light painting, some Lensbaby and some infrared, and I discovered a rather fantastic new light – a little LED torch that my friend Stephen gave me – that I used to light both Fixation and Checked.
These shots of Fuchsia were taken with my Lensbaby Composer. I’ve always been a fan of Lensbabies and the Composer makes shooting with one much more controllable. Perhaps a little slower than the 3G for some things, but it stays where you put it and makes fine focus changes much easier.
Catching up with some backlog stuff. These images are from a recent shoot with Lottie, and helped me to finally get to the bottom of my infrared colour problem: why some images have a blue cast, and some a purple one. It seems it’s all down to the raw conversion. Nikon = blue, Adobe = purple. So now you know…