Hello and welcome once again to my blog. This time I'm going to discuss a model portfolio shoot done with a lady who is not planning on being a model but wanted the experience of doing a model shoot.
Silva had toyed with the idea of being a model when she was in her late teens and early twenties. She had the looks, height and figure to be a model but for some reason decided not to follow up on her idea.
Now, at about 40 she has decided to experience being a model before she gets too old. Of course you're never too old, there's always work available for models of all ages, it's more limited as you age and more in the lifestyle category but the work is there.
As usual, we discussed the style of the images first and I supplied her with samples of the poses I had in mind. I do this by providing a OneDrive folder of images and the model deletes anything she doesn't want to do and can add some of her own also. Most models are happy with my choice and don't upload any samples of their own but it's not a problem if they do, especially in a shoot like this.
The date was decided and I booked a shooting space. Silva was very professional in attitude. She came with a selection of outfits, shoes and jewellery.
As we prepared each shot, we discussed expressions and posture and Silva achieved them easily. Some shots required more than one take, as the lighting had to be adjusted to get the correct effect.
This image is an example of that. Placing the light at the correct height took three attempts. I only had to move it up and down slightly but it wouldn't have worked at the wrong height.
We did a few more unusual poses like this before moving on to a more casual style. Silva wore a long dress for these but the poses were relaxed and indicated someone taking life easy.
Silva also wanted to show here long shapely legs but in a daring style and we came up with the next pose, her favourite, I think.
The last image I'm going to include is my favourite from the shoot. I love the challenging way she looks into the camera. A shot like this, I feel, is very sensual. If a man were to see a woman looking at him in this way his heart would leap and he would get shivers down his spine. She would have irresistible allure and be a daunting challenge at the same time. Silva caught the look perfectly.
Overall, it was a very satisfying shoot for both of us. Silva enjoyed the experience and wants to repeat it some time in the future. Being a model is a very enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Doing it under these circumstances is even more enjoyable.
I got some great images and enjoyed the experience of working with a super model. Had she followed up on her ideas at a younger age no doubt she would have been successful. It's never too late to follow your dream.
Well that's it for this time. Next time out I'm going to discuss a landscape shoot, so if that's your area, make sure to look in. Until next time, take good care of yourself and those you love.