trying to explore composition. The scene was interesting, a huge water tank, fenced in on top of a little plateau. So i chose to use a rather wide focal length, quite open to difuse the busy background, but not wide open because the optical resolution of any lens is best one f/stop over maximum aperture, letting it just float there without interfering visually with the foreground. I don't like to go too wide because it prevents me from choosing large view angles, the sensor plane would have to be too parallel with the model otherwise the distortion would be huge.
I thought of using a tiltshift 24mm, i wonder how that would work but they say optically it's not so good and on top of that it's not autofocus and it would just break the rythm of the session. Maybe the 35/1.4 L would be a good choice...but soooo expensive
This was the last shot with Sarah and Octavio decided to let her hair down, lovely idea indeed, it was getting cold and i had to head to the Custo Barcelona showroom in the fashion district of LA, a nice 20 miles of rush hour freeway in perspective. So it was really improvised.
When i am out of the studio, i try not to use artifcial lights, they slow you down and you just can't work the same way because the elements don't allow it, you need computers, generators, tripods, trucs, assitants...etc so there is no way you can shoot 3 scenes in 2 hours. On top of that, the idea of shooting in exterior is to use the available light, and since i love hard light, the sun is the coolest spotlight ever, don't want ti to compete with a dinky lightbox!
Check the entire series here and feel free to comment, critiques is how i improve!