This shoot was the second of the two I did in one day in my home studio. Our goal was to create some portraits from the collar bone up, with some jewelry and wonderful expressions. Ashley rocked it, and the make up by Bryana Doyscher was sublime.
Though it took us a few photos to find our stride, we eventually got rolling and having a lot of fun with the different jewelry, and added in wind and props. Lighting was kept pretty simple: Clamshell in the front, and a single snooted strobe for the background.
I also asked Ashley to bring along a light coloured turtleneck sweater that she felt comfortable in, as well as a few other clothing options. Here are the results of the shoot:
I did find a few things in the edit that I need to work on when shooting in the studio, including paying more attention to focus and sharpness. I had a few photos that would have been my absolute favourites, but they weren't sharp where they needed to be.
Having my own space to help me refine my lighting techniques and create my own projects will be a great benefit, and I plan on doing more work like this. Stay tuned!