This is my friend Annette.
It goes without saying, but I’m going to say it anyway, she’s VERY photogenic.
Photogenic people make great images. 🙂 Not only that, but my time with her flew by and before we knew it we were starving! (Which led to going out to lunch and chatting way too much!)
She showed up totally prepared. We had one short conversation on the phone about what I envisioned and what I wanted her to wear, and she brought an entire wardrobe complete with tons of accessories to coordinate.
She was a dream to photograph I tell you.
She looked great in every image. I could have edited EVERY STINKIN’ image from her shoot. Honestly.
These are my favorites:
This reminds me of a movie still . . . I wonder who she’s looking for over there . . .
This is image is just so soft and beautiful.
It’s equally beautiful in B&W. I got this angle by sitting on top of the truck (see below) while she sat on the bumper.
I love this. It’s like, “I’m cool, and I’m casual, and you wanna go for ride in my junker truck?” Also, take note of her yellow shirt against the blue truck. Do you like it? (How happy was I that she brought so many clothing options!) To make a color image really stand out, the colors should work together. Yellow and blue are complimentary colors and anytime you use complimentary colors you will have visually dynamic color images. To reproduce this on your own images, check out a color wheel to see which colors are complimentary. (They are directly across from each other on the color wheel.)
I love this head shot too.
And I like it in color. 🙂
I love her facial expression here and her body language.
Take note of this image, I used my speed light (aka external flash unit) to properly expose this image.
The B&W is a beauty too.
Now, this is the point where I talk about using flash during the day. Remember how I tried to explain that in a post earlier this week? Well, I have better examples now. 🙂
I shot this image WITHOUT a flash. It’s OK, but do you see how dark her face is and how harsh the shadow is across her neck?
I used my flash for this image (it was the next frame) and look at the difference! Her face isn’t dark! The light is very smooth on her face and the shadow on her neck is soft and diffused.
I like this image so much, I wanted to share it with you in B&W as well.
I hope this post inspires some of you to go out and shoot someone!