Trash Another Dress
This is a return to our original Trash The Dress Session with our lovely Model Jessie. This was after several hours rolling around in a Park in Poway, California, in the the, rain, muck and mire, What a trooper she was.
The reason to again examine these images was due to a course we recently took by Master Photographer, Ben Chen. He explained his techniques and setups for on location lighting. Directional off camera flash is a preferred and wonderful method, and I feel this could have brought a bit more drama to this shot. This was with on camera flash (you can tell immediately by the catch lights in her eyes) with a diffuser. This is called flat lighting and while not quite an effective as a large soft box at 45 degrees, it didn’t turn out too shabby.
One of the great things about shooting young people is that you can get away with almost anything – don’t have to worry too much about wrinkles and other flaws so much. This is all part of the process of honing our skills as on location photographers. Sometimes small adjustments can make a huge impact.