Photographer // World Traveller


Working with Lines - 1st Photoshoot

Alright so the time is here! I have just finished my first photoshoot and I'm really happy with the results, I thought that the images turned out really well. But before I dive into the photoshoot, I noticed that I had some issues with the dress that I was going to borrow from Carol Arbex. The designer didn't have that particular piece available, but luckily my mother had bought that piece before it ran out, only the top at least. So I thought that this would be an interesting experience to work with different types of clothing, so working with jeans, heals and making sure that we can play, so that this initial experimentation could be very productive. 

Below, you will be able to see the results from the photoshoot: 

As you can see from the images above, I tried various different things in my photoshoot that really complement my intent. I took some very close up pictures in order to highlight some of the cuts of the dresses, I thought that it was good in order to highlight the background and the model being embraced. I chose to play around with the poses, to make them fun, and to make them different, of course, while respecting the constraints of the clothes the model was wearing. I also chose to play around with chairs, and to see the impact that it potentially had on the image. I thought that the last 2 images, of the model on the chair, really highlights the juxtaposition of the model against the background, specially with the camera positioned from down under. 

Overall, I thought that this was a very successful shoot, but there are some limitations to these images, because when working with the white balance of an image, you can't work with both plains. So I had to set the white balance to the skin of the model. I thought that made more sense than to set the white balance to the background, since that this is something that can be easily manipulated on photoshop. Moreover, working with the narrow background was quite a challenge, and I had to fill up some of the images later, but I thought that in the end it was a very successful shoot. I think that the clothes were very well picked out, and truly reflected upon my intent. There are many considerations that need to be taken into place for the next and final photoshoot, specially in regards to clothes, props, and how my model is going to position herself. 

Henrique Montesanti