Portrait and wedding photography is what i do most, after reading the swpp magazine a quote from photographer John Denton really stuck in my mind.
“earning a living gets in the way at times. Endless streams of family shoots and weddings can stifle your creativity and cause you to fall out of love with photography”
This really made me think and straight away i opened up a folder on my computer titled “inspiration”. I am constantly on the internet looking at images and drawing inspiration from them. I found an image i really liked of actress Kaley Cuoco and decided to do someting similar. Next was onto the usual Facebook search for a willing model and Heather quickly responded. We arenged a date for the shoot, i sent her the image and also my ideas for the shoot.
The idea was a simple one so didn’t take too long to shoot, it was afterwards in photoshop where most of the time was taken.
After i was happy we then continued to do some more shots just for the fun of it. I’m glad we did as one of them was given a highly commended award in the swpp monthly image competition.
As a promise to myself i will be doing a shoot from my “inspiration” folder once a month. Please keep an eye on my facebook and Twitter pages as no doubt i will be searching for different people to work with.
The shot we got from my idea
Highly commended in the swpp monthly image competiton
Lady in red