My wonderful friend Gewelz invited me to play around in the ICP studio with her a few weeks ago. I called up two friends of mine who just happen to be very pretty ladies, and had them come model for us.
Every time I get into a studio situation, I realize I only have a vague idea of what I can do, how I can do it, and how this that and the other piece of equipment works. Lighting is an ongoing experiment for every photographer, but for some reason I feel like I start from square one every time. I imagine after shooting often enough, one develops their own style – they know what lights they like, they know where to put them, how to modify them, etc. I haven’t gotten there yet. I need to shoot a lot more regularly to develop that.
The photos from this session came out pretty alright. I feel like the photos are lacking life… something original, something memorable. I blame myself for that. I have a lot of learning to do.
I also have no idea what to do in post with these photos. Some are touched up slightly with basic contrast and some curves. Some are a bit more effected. If anyone has any suggestions or comments or pointers about post-production work on studio photos, I’d love to hear them.
The good news is, the girls looked great, thanks in part to Liz Piper, our make up artist.
And now, the photos:
Models: Jill Scambia and Erica Hernandez
MUA: Liz Piper