For me, getting to know other creatives is important. Being around people who think the way that I do aids in my creative process. As a creative, it helps to surround yourself with those who think the way that you do. I had my circle in Phoenix, and I’m developing my circle here in Austin.
When I put out the call for this project, a fellow photographer, Jasmine, said that she would sit for me if I didn’t find a model. I was so happy to read her offer. Jasmine and I met at a meet-up for photographers and models. Only one model showed up, and the theme wasn’t one that I normally shoot. Jasmine pointed out that the real intention of the meeting was for the two of us to meet.
For our session, we met at The Arboretum. I had visited the area on two different occasions to shop. The week before we met, I drove to the area, and walked around to get ideas of where we would shoot. Although it was an outdoor mall, it had some amazing areas for sessions. I also knew that I wanted to use not only ambient light, but I planned to use an umbrella as well.
The morning of the session was filled with beautiful clouds! I was so excited. For the first half of the session, I used the ambient light because of the gorgeous light that was falling in the area. Jasmine said that she wasn’t a model, but her images say otherwise. She knew her angles, and took direction like a pro!
So far, all three of my models have brought something different to the session, and I could not be more pleased. I cannot wait for the final session.
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