Model - Ellie-Rose
Year Taken - 2010
Camera - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikon 50mm f/1.4G
Location - Home
Ellie was 19 years old at the time of this shoot, and in the running
for Miss UK Earth. She is very tall, especially in heels and has the
posture of a would-be supermodel. She has a way of looking into the
camera as if she is looking at you, and the thoughts and feelings
inside her come right to the surface immediately. I dont think I could
have picked anyone better to start my model photography journey with,
and we remain friends to this day.
This was my first of three shoots with her over a 3 month period, and by far the best images came from it. To be honest, it was my first real photo shoot with an actual model, as oppose to someone who just wanted a few photos taken. We were joined for the day with Mark, a friend of Ellies who also wanted some photos taken. He was a lovely guy and it was his first proper photo shoot too. The three of us spent literally all day together, interspersing photographs with coffee breaks and eventually wound things up around 8pm.
I didn’t have any lighting at this time, so all photos with Ellie were taken with nothing more than an onboard camera flash and natural light. The backdrop was either the front room wall or the bedroom!
Most of the images were edited with nothing more than Photoshop CS4. I tried to give the images a slightly warm tone by boosting the saturation in the yellow and red channels, whilst playing with the levels to get a slightly high-key feel to them. Back in these days, I was obsessed with high-key and think it was my way of disguising what were relatively ordinary photos .
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