What can I say, Courtney is wonderful to work with, game to try interesting ideas and just an all round lovely person.
We had fun in spite of the hellishly hot conditions (to which I’m sure she contributed)
Tell her that the world is clean
Promise her a definition
Tell her where the rain will fall
Tell her where the sun shines bright
And tell her she can have it all
I’ve been tremendously inspired by the work of Lente Scura of late, but have struggled with trying to reproduce the look so to speak. However I tried again and am really quite happy with this, especially as I feel I managed to inject my “self” into this so it is not simply another knock off or clone of her work
In a different turn of events I got to do a family shoot. This is not that common for me on photo road trips, but 2015 was a glaring exception with 2 of them !
I really enjoy this family. The eldest daughter and I have been photo buddies for some time, just good people
I wanted a warm, hazy feel to the images, and I think it worked out well
The next shoot is probably the one that endured the most mishaps, hiccups, near cancellations and general problems in the lead up to it happening. Then to put the ebola cherry on the cake, when I arrived at the venue it started to rain. By the time Christi arrived it had started to pour!
So what do you do as a photographer who literally bent over backward to get things to this point ?
Well you wind down your car window, look at your client and say “It will be fine, this rain will stop soon” and smile. Smiling is important.
It conveys confidence and self belief.
Anyway, the rain stopped and this happened…
So I got to have some family time too, not with my family though, but part of my (very) extended horsey people family.
We did the whole semi serious family shoot where everyone lines up like bowling pins, and then things got better …
Oh and i’m trying this new ‘mosaic’ layout, let me know if you prefer single images or the mosaic
Tanya has been my anchor client for some years now.
Beautiful location, beautiful horses, beautiful people, that pretty much says it all.
I realised today how badly I have messed up in bringing all these posts into their correct chronological order. It’s bad.
But anyway, moving along swiftly, this is Sam.
For some reason she always has at least one ‘challenging’ horse. Be it a timid rescue, or skittish youngster, which makes for an interesting challenge.
You would be correct in guessing it produces a lot of smiles and laughter
Of course there is time for a bit of relaxation (read – sit in the shade and take photos of horses) and the odd project ..
The project in this case was a night shoot, involving a black Friesian exiting a dam, hopefully looking powerful and splashy and awesome…
Well we tried.