The second half of last Saturday (6/4) was supposed to be a photo shoot with the First Pres Church High School girls. The plan was to take environmental portraits of them while walking around downtown Visalia. Had some neat alleys, city icons and Mill Creek bridge in mind for the evening.
Heavy rain changed things a bit. So I brought studio lights, backdrops and three cameras with flashes to church. With a brief set of instructions (including “don’t drop the camera”) and making settings on the camera and flash, I turned them loose to photograph what ever they wanted.
The young ladies quickly went to the hallways and stairs and focused on each other. No surprise there. But it was enlightening to see how they cropped themselves and how unafraid they were to have fun.
This one was a little creative:
One strange thing – there were a number of photographs of shoes. Must be in the genes. Is this why one of the mandatory photos from a wedding is the brides shoes?
Back inside, I set up the D700 tethered to Lightroom with the laptop tied to an overhead projector. Nearly instant feedback to everyone in the room to show what each photo was going to look like. That was fun and the photography improved as we played with the studio strobes.
Their gallery is closed to the public since this was their fun time to share between each other.
Will have to schedule another portrait photo shoot around town later.