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.
Two contrasting attempts at balancing natural window light and flash. A recent set, which in my humble opinion looks pretty good if you ignore the slight greenish cast caused by the sunlight filtering through the shrubbery, followed by a feeble early effort where the composition is sloppy and the flash is overcooked.
This year’s progress so far. 3 casting calls posted, 1 shoot completed, 1 shoot arranged. The casting calls threw up half a dozen potentials but most of them are girls I have worked with before. Fresh talent is proving difficult to find. In the good old days any girl willing to show her fanny was suitable but nowadays I’ve seen it all before and want something special. Unfortunately I think I will be pissing into the wind for the rest of the year and beyond.
Find and edit one favourite photo from each of the last 20 years! Come on boys and girls that would take me another 20 years to sort out! Anyway many of my early photos have been binned, and that reminds me I should be getting on with another cull before spring arrives. Why do I destroy old snaps? For one reason or another they are unusable so hanging on to them just takes up space. I may keep a couple for sentimental, historic, or even artistic reasons, but the great majority are worthless reminders of my lack of skill and ambition.
While rummaging through one of my backup hard drives I found these 2 contrasting models. In the old days I did an occasional movie shoot for other people of up-and-coming porn starlets. Before the action started I liked to take a few snaps with a compact camera for my own collection. The first set are just that, albeit rather poor snaps. The second set are from a housewife photo shoot, as I have indicated in the past, not one of my favourite subjects. Although the talent is completely different there is a common thread to both these sessions. The performances weren’t for me, I was just operating the camera.