Monday, May 5, 2008

Make a shot WORK

I'd venture to say that about all senior portrait photographers want to include the senior's hobbies or interests into their photoshoot. But what do you do when it's almost May and they reply "skiing"?!


I LOVE a challenge like this. I've always enjoyed trying to figure out a way to make A SHOT WORK.

So instead of thinking of the reasons WHY it wouldn't work, I started thinking of what kind of shots I would have tried to get. Immediately I suggested we DO work in skiing into her shoot, and that I'd get tight shots that IMPLIED that she was out at the mountain for a ski trip. I had one shot in my mind particularly, one of her with her sitting on the back of her car, strapping in and looking up at the camera...
Here's some of what we got:





And of course, we would be amiss without Sarah's idea of getting a shot catching snowflakes!


We did plenty of photoshooting before we got to the "skiing" shots...

Take a minute and check out Sarah's slideshow!

3 comments:

Amanda Mays said...

Okay they "sking shots" Freakin brillant!!! I love the sun glasses shot! Amazing once again ;)

Connie said...

Great job Julie. I also love the one with the sunglasses, especially since they are wet! Great thinking out of the box.

Jenny said...

Julie - I love these! You are so creative, I love it. After seeing the "skiing" shots, I was ready to warm up by the fire in the lodge with a cup of hot cocoa. Beautiful shots!