It’s been a typical February, I just can’t get enthusiastic about anything. Getting out of bed before midday is a struggle and although I’ve been contacted by 4 models about shoots my excitement gauge still reads zero. I think that’s enough negativity for this update!
It’s about 14 weeks since I last picked up my camera. I should really check it over, and the other stuff, to make sure everything is okay. Don’t want battery leakage, had that in my light meter a couple of years back, made hell of a mess but luckily not enough to stop the thing from working. Why haven’t I been taking snaps? Well I hate the cold. I don’t much like the heat either but that’s another tale. Looking at photos of near naked models shot in chilly weather sends a shiver down my spine. In the depths of winter 4 layers of clothes is my minimum, indoors and out, and I don’t care how much a model claims she doesn’t feel the cold cloning out goose-bumps in Photoshop is nigh on impossible.
Well that’s January almost done with so we move on to February where winter really starts. Oh joy! On the photographic front all I’ve done is size up a couple of nearby locations, not for glamour but for landscape shooting. Oh yes I’m falling out of love with snapping handsome young ladies.
Why didn’t I? That’s a question I’m constantly asking myself while sorting out snaps to post. Because my shoots are unstructured I’m always missing out on poses that should be obvious. Neglecting to take bum shots of girls with cute bums, low angle shots of girls with great legs, dangling boob shots of girls with big boobs. Why! I have on occasions written a few notes down before a session to jog my memory but I forget to stick to the plan. I’m sure the models cast a spell on me and my tiny brain shuts down and only bursts back into life after the shoot is over and I’m looking at the results.
Sticking to my resolution of ordered filing cabinet dipping for updates we find these two young ladies. To my knowledge the first model didn’t work with duffers like me so it came as a surprise when she accepted my offer. We got along okay, well I don’t think I upset her, and I got some nice snaps. The second model was one of my favourites and she visited the Chateau de Vaughan several times. Beautiful and a pleasure to photograph but I did have to tell her off now and again for her fashion model scowl.