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Photoshoot with Nicole

by Blake Robinson

February 24th, 2014    0 Comments     Add Comment
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Recently I had a fashion shoot with Nicole in the studio.  Nicky is an aspiring model I’ve had the pleasure of working with several times. In this shoot, we tried out a variety of new lighting ideas.

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In the picture above, we had one small light in a grid just behind Nicky, and another small harsh light in front of her, to the left of the camera. The effect is close to a cinematic or stage lighting esthetic.

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Several of the images translated well to black and white. In this image, the wardrobe and the background were monochromatic to start with. The black and white conversion can add a classic element to a portrait or fashion photograph.

Thanks, Nicky, for a fun and productive shoot!

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.

“Individual, Indelible, Iconic Images”

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Eyes Up!

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In most of my headshots and portraits, I’ll ask the person to look straight into the camera lens. This encourages engagement of the viewer of the photograph. We can look at the picture and have a sense that the subject is looking back at us and connecting with us is some way.

But there many other approaches to the eyes. In a recent studio shoot with Sandra, an aspiring model, I asked her in this image to look up at the ceiling, directly over the camera. This opened up and showed off her beautiful eyes. Also, when a person looks up, there can be an unconscious message of hope, optimism, looking into the future – or all three. Especially with Sandra’s natural smile, there is a positive vibe about the photograph. And, as viewers, even though Sandra is not looking directly at the lens, we can relate to her and imagine what she’s thinking and feeling.

How do you react to this picture? I’d love to hear from you – either by email or a post to the blog.

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.

“Individual, Indelible, Iconic Images”

Fitness Modeling

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Last week, I did a photoshoot with Amelia, an experienced NYC-based actress and model, who needed fitness images for her agency.

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We followed the traditional style of fitness images – clean and dramatic colors and flattering lighting that shows off the model’s figure.

In addition to using workout clothes, we did a few images in lingerie. These are not strictly fitness images, but could be used by the agency to present Amelia to potential advertising clients.

 

 

 

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Faithful readers will recognize Capture0010-5-Edit-sRGB-950px-2Amelia from some earlier blog posts. This was my fourth shoot with her.

Amelia is a joy to work with and I hope these photographs will help her land some terrific new modeling and/or acting gigs.

Amelia  also starred in a video we made about a year ago. If you haven’t seen it, please have a look, below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.

“Individual, Indelible, Iconic Images”

 

 

 

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