A bit of a change in the studio today shooting a male portfolio. Lots of girls come over to get their portfolios done but very few guys drop by, probably due to embarassment, but James got over the nerves hurdle and dropped by for a shoot. James had seen some of my work that I’ve done for a few of the girls he knows socially (everyone knows everyone in Wakefield!) and he decided he’d like to have a shoot done for keepsake. Like all males of his age he has very few, if any, photos of himself but we put that to rights in grand style today! As a fireman, James is required to keep himself physically fit for his work but I suspect he also paid a visit to the gym earlier this week as his phsyique is very much like my own :¬\
Photographing males is a whole different ball game to females; with girls the light source needs to be huge and very close to the subject to achieve a soft, wrap-around lighting that softens the feel of the image and enhances beauty. With James, however, I went for much harsher directional lighting to increase contrast and define the contours of the body. The result is a set of fine images for James’ portfolio. And yes girls, we are selling posters! ;¬)
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