Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Good Taste

Good taste isn't necessarily always about good food and drink, although that's very, very important in this world. Sometimes good taste is in the eye of the beholder. A photographer must be very sensitive to interpreting the eye of the beholder, case in point -- the client. When a client has a vision, it's vital for the photographer to figure out how to make it happen and put it into pixels for them. Here's this week's example of Good Taste, for a little bit of a twisted viewpoint.

The first photo is an image we just took on Sunday night for a client (who is also the subject of the photograph). She is a singer/songwriter/musician who is updating her portfolio with current photos. The focus of the shoot was fashion oriented. The client wanted to be in a shallow swimming pool wearing a poufy skirt that would try to float even while submerged. A-Squared Photography (me and Anita Roach) took this shot at night, well after dark, using a flash mounted to a Canon 5D with a diffuser. After we pushed the ISO up really high we were able to capture the dark shadows of the water and get the colors of the subject's clothing. While we prepped for this portion of our shoot, I couldn't help but be reminded of a photograph by an Etsy photographer, Madelaine. She's got such great imagery and captures things so perfectly. Here is her photo to inspire you to take your imagination, and your clients' wishes, and get to work.

A world traveler and self-taught photographer, look for Ann wandering around city streets and tromping through woods and hiking trails with her camera. After owning an international transportation business for many years, Ann has found her creative spirit again through the lens. See more at Ann's shop and her website.

1 comment:

f2images said...

Beautiful shot! The light and mood are fantastic. I'm a big fan of your work. I posted some kind of similar Trash the Dress shots on my blog if you have time to check them out. Love your work!!