URBAN COWGIRL - PART 1
I have always loved portrait photography, but in all the years that I have been taking photographs, I have rarely had the opportunity to get people in front of my camera.
Back at the beginning of 2017, I chatted to my good friend Stacey about arranging a shoot together - and she willingly agreed to be my model & mentor.
So I started scouting for locations (in my local area), we exchanged ideas on styling, and set a date for the shoot.
KIT & CABOODLE
I shot a range of digital, 35mm and instant film, with my faithful cameras:
EOS 550D with 50mm lens.
Canon EOS 1000 35mm film camera, Agfa Vista 200 film.
Canon AV-1 35mm film camera, Agfa Vista 200 film
Polaroid 240 Land Camera with close up lens, Fujifilm FP-100C peel-apart film.
Fuji Instax mini, Fujifilm Instax Monochrome film.
I also brought along a reflector, which we used as both a reflector and scrim to diffuse the bright sunlight.
I have edited these shots in a range of ways, some of the colour comes from the light source, some from the film stock and some from Lightroom presets. This is one of the elements that I find the hardest, to try and keep images consistent across mediums.
VINTAGE AS ALWAYS
It's no great surprise to say that I love all things vintage, so when I spotted the vintage Mercedes, I knew that I wanted to incorporate it into the shoot somehow. I think the colours match perfectly with the outfit.
We were really lucky to catch Golden Hour, just at the end of our shoot. The light through the trees, was beautiful - and Stacey gave me some great pointers on how to use it as backlighting.
I cannot thank Stacey enough for her help, she gave great advice on styling, posing, composing, light, angles - and not only that, but she even developed and scanned all my 35mm film! Look out for Urban Cowgirl - Part 2, coming soon - when I finish editing the rest of the photographs from the photo-shoot.
Check out some of Stacey's work : Stacey Johnson Website | Facebook | Instagram