Monday, November 24, 2008

Post Shoot Notes: Emily



So this week's model is Emily. Her set will be up Friday. She's a fun gal - very enjoyable to shoot.

The first shot is me still playing with bare bulb stuff - here an attempt to see how it looks with a sitting model. Kind of fun with the paper sort of appearing out of nowhere - I'll have to play with that some more. In the second shot she's transitioning out of a bridge pose, but you see the laugh - I have tons of shots of Emily laughing, many of them adorable. It will be tough deciding which ones to keep!

As a side note, this was model shoot #31 for the year. Historically I've run about 30-35 annually. I keep feeling like I'm getting pickier and pickier about shoots but as an example the last craigslist ad I ran probably 25 models responded so even if I work with very few of them it pretty much adds up fast. I think moving to doing pre-shoot meetings for non-established models has helped quite a bit as well - I only had one shoot in 2008 that I was really unhappy with, and that was before the change. It's also cut down on no-show models although that's never going to drop to zero - luckily requiring a 10:00 phone call to confirm a 1:00 shoot means that it's been a long, long time since I've had to set up and tear down a studio without actually doing a shoot. It's a shame I have to have these mechanisms in place, but they do work pretty well.

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