Taylor Made

During the course of the summer I’m looking to do a few different fashion based shoots on location to freshen up my portfolio.  Once I started to look for models who would suit the type of look I wanted Bex Taylor was someone who I felt had the look and style needed.  I had seen some images of her on Facebook but also through some really good shots taken by local photographer John Picton which really convinced me she was right.  Fortunately she was keen to be involved so we set about planning a day which would be part studio and part location based.  Bex travelled down to Darlington from Sunderland and we just seemed to get on right from the start.  During the morning we worked on a few different looks, including some natural light images which I was really pleased with.  After a rather rushed lunch (there just never seems to be enough time!!) we drove out to the coast to do some shots on a local beach, weather was great although the light was really contrasty so a good deal of fill light was needed using the Bowens Travelpak and a 400W flash head.  This was also a first try for a brolly box I had recently bought from Ebay which worked out pretty well though I’m now considering buying a suitable octobox to replace this in the near future.  We had another location picked out to finish off with but unfortunately ran out of time, though that is a great excuse to work with this talented model again!!  For some of the images I was trying out a new processing technique (for me) which involved the use of localised curve adjustment layers, gradient maps and some shadow / highlight work.  Not sure I’m 100% there yet with this but it definitely has potential to create the look I’m trying to achieve.  Great day, lovely model, hope you enjoy the images.

 

ps Watch this space as a couple of these images will be appearing in the first printed edition of Elite magazine next month 🙂

Comments

  1. Stunning set mate- I really fancy a battery pack now!!! lol! The profile pic and the tight crop head shot are my faves!

  2. Cheers matey 🙂 I really enjoyed the day with Bex, great look and fun to work with. The battery pack is working out pretty well, hope we get a liitle more summer so I can get some more use out of it!!

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