Another trip to Townhouse last night and yet again another great opportunity to photograph a professional model. Sandra was fantastic, able to take direction and generally make stuff up when I got flustered.
It was also the first time I got to use my new camera in a proper lighting session and I have to say I’m quite happy with the results. There are a few things I need to work out and be a little more comfortable with, but time and practice is what’s needed.
I’ve also started thinking it might be time to actually organise a studio night with the owner directly. The evenings are great, but I find I spend a lot of time copying other photographers poses and I’d like to get experience tweaking the lighting to suit the shot I want. Mind you, I’m still terrified I’ll run out of ways to pose or light the model 10 minutes in to a several hour session!
That said, it’s great to meet other photographers as well. I probably learn as much standing talking and seeing their work as I do talking to the model.
There is one unconsidered downside to these model nights and the new camera is the sheer amount of disk space an image now needs. I took 111 photographs last night and I need to start getting ruthless!
Like I said, I’ve 111 photographs to work though. Expect a few more photographs of Sandra. I might even have a lighting shot.