Last Saturday I took Alannah out to the park and we took some photos. She was very happy to let me, which was wonderful as every other time I had tried to get her to let me, she wasn’t keen. After she saw the photos I took of her mum and Nicole, she was very keen, well seemed to be keen to let me do some.
This was the first image we worked on. It was probably one of the longest. Images like this do take longer than others and I think this one has worked really well.
We planned this one before we went, I took a teapot and cup and saucer. Alice never did go to a tea party on her own, but I like this. I love the story and the image.
We went back to her house and took some more photos. We had originally planned to take some photos in the park with her deb dress, but with all the rain we have been having I didn’t want to risk ruining the dress in the mud, so we left it at her house. Though afterwards she was happy to come back and get into it.
I do love this image, there is a peaceful serenity on her face, as if she is sleeping and dreaming after a beautiful night.
I did this image last night. I really like the stairwell in her house, there is really good light on them. So I asked her to sit on them and be relaxed. I like the composition and I like the way she is engaging with the viewer.
I have also been collecting new textures for the images, and on the right I have blended some sheet music onto the wall. It is the music or part of the score for Swan Lake, it seemed appropriate, though thinking now, perhaps the Viennese Waltz might have been better. I should look for that as well.
If you like my facebook page you will have seen these images before, I have been posting them on facebook and putting some on the Fine Arts Portrait page. The blog, I think is going to become more about these images.
This shoot was probably my most successful, I have learned a lot from the other ones and I am feeling more confident about what I am doing.
I have some free shoots to do, but I have enough of those now. I need to start getting paid for them, so I am going to work out a voucher for people, so while I am still folio building people can get a reduced rate.
Getting a New Camera
I have decided to try doing the kickstart thing myself. I can’t do Kickstart because it isn’t available to Australians. So I thought I would do it this way.
I am looking for 35 people who would be willing to donate $150 each and in return you will receive a print, like the Alice one above, that is worth over $200. The print will be signed and it will be part of an edition.
For every $150 that people contribute they will get another print. I am going to do a set of 5, and if someone donates $500 then they will get the full set of 5 images.
If you would like to participate in this, then please, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can donate the money using the donate button in the side bar.
I will also let you know how it is going and give regular reports.