A little late in posting this as I’ve been putting together a new gallery. Now that it’s up and working I have a few backlogged shoots to post about. Back in May I found myself in southwest Virginia and specifically in the lovely little town of Blacksburg for a few days. While there I had a chance to shoot with the lovely Rachel.
Working with models while traveling gives the chance to work with new models and the interesting challenges that come from limited equipment. In this case I only had what I could fit in a camera bag and part of a suitcase. The first problem that comes up usually is location and in this case we actually did the shoot in my hotel room when a hoped for spot fell through at the last minute.
Working in a hotel room is especially challenging given the small space of many hotel rooms. In this case I had Rachel, myself, and the friend she brought to the shoot leaving us a tight space. The key as in any shoot is to make your location work for you and not against you.
A few of my favorite photos and some thoughts about them.
I also enjoy these more candid type images (hence the title of this blog). It looks like it could be a picture of Rachel getting ready for her day or even a background photo taken while getting ready for the shoot. Someone asked me if I thought of taking out the tattoo, but I like the aspect of her personality that it gives to the image. The photo is of Rachel’s reflection in the bathroom mirror. The biggest problem in taking this photo was finding an angle I liked while keeping myself out of the reflection in the tight quarters of a hotel bathroom.