The last two posts featured a local model and where shot in the Townhouse Gallery in Belfast.
George, the owner, and Jane, the model, were brilliant – hosting a bunch of us for the evening and making sure our local lighting expert didn’t go too off page (thanks as always to Gordon for the lighting tips).
It’s the first time I’ve taken photographs like this outside either the club or a family home and it was a great experience. Having experts on hand to advise on lighting and having a model who not only understood direction but was able to translate my “uhms” and “erms” for “look this way” and “smile” or “pout” made everything make sense.
As a (very) amateur photographer, I’d been nervous of going to galleries or talking to folks outside my comfort zone. Looking back, I’m not so sure why. If you’re into photography, can I suggest you make a trip to your local gallery and have a chat – you might find someone like George who is putting evening just like this on for local photographers and it’s a great opportunity to try something fun.
Out of the evening, I think I got maybe 10 photographs I like to some degree or another.
Here’s a sample.
I posted on Twitter last night when I published the original photo of Jane. It’s not something I do a lot – I should really use this whole social media thing more…
Anyway, a comment from a friend about the crop of the image made me look again. I think he may have had a point….