I have been working hard on my photography, trying new styles and pushing myself with new challenges. Personally I have seen improvement, both in the quality of my work and my confidence.
But it's great when others see it.
I have had a number of photoshoots with Saskia, the last one was a few months ago.
Her mum approached me about a shoot for a designer. (facebook page) She had been asked to recommend a photographer, and Janise suggested me. That was a big boost, and a new challenge.
The theme was sporty so a tennis court was an ideal location; would the weather intervene?
I had hoped for a sunny day feel; but it rained for a short time and was overcast. A typical summer day.
A remote flash added a little punch to the scene.
At one point we had quite a crowd; moving to a different court cured them of their curiosity. I don't usually mind an audience, Saskia is use to it too. But when they stare from a few feet away it can be off-putting.
Janise got involved as well.
We tried to vary the poses and use every inch of the courts.
Janise noticed one with pink chairs, although faded, they still added to the variety for the pink outfit.
This last outfit was a little less sporty, no-one is going to play tennis in those heels.