Recently when I was watching something on CreativeLIVE the person said you shouldn’t call them photo shoots, you should say the word session. I have been trying to do that more and more. I don’t know if you have noticed.
Something else I thought I might do is show you all the final images of Lara. It has been my successful session so far. I managed to get 11 finished images from it. I think, because I was a lot more organised and knew what I was hoping to get, it went a lot smoother.
It was the first time I used the new skirts I had made and the cloak I purchased. They were really successful in that Lara really wanted to wear them and seemed very willing to do what I asked. I do think she loved those skirts. I suspect they will be used a lot, though I may have to add some colours to them. The white can be hard to work with.
Costumes seem to be something that are quite important to these sessions and my mind is going a million miles an hour thinking of what I can make. I can sew, not necessarily very well, but well enough for costumes for these images. I can Photoshop many mistakes out.
Drawing on the images to get special details has been surprising for me. It is certainly something I like and something I would like to continue, though I also want to be wary of drawing just for the sake of it. There has to be purpose for it.
Doing some close ups with the models is great as well. You get a normal type of portrait, yet they are still in character. I like how they keep that.
Using textures is something that is fairly new to me, but something I am really enjoying. I am always finding new ways to use them. They are great for putting on top of fabric to change the fabric slightly.
I am going to put all the images in a gallery for you now. I hope you enjoy seeing some for the first time and enjoy seeing some again.