All manner of surprises await you when opening the door to a new model. In this case it was Jesus Christ she doesn’t look old enough! It was a good job she had her driving license with her or I wouldn’t have let her in. She was an inexperienced amateur, the variety that more often than not will chicken out and no show you, so I had nothing set-up which was a pity because she turned out to be a little beauty.
Last Monday I managed to get down the rec with a model to take what will probably be my final outdoor shots of the year. I was using my Sony NEX-5N camera and 35mm f1.8 lens which is very much my default set-up when working outside nowadays. Did I get any cracking snaps? Well no, I’ve struggled to find my mojo this year. As a yardstick I’ve taken to analysing the outdoor “fashion” photos from other photographers and I’ve become more and more dissatisfied with my own efforts. Okay they are certainly using more Photoshop post processing than I do but that’s not the whole story. I’m thinking that the 35mm lens is not long enough to give a pleasing enough separation between the model and the background and maybe I should go back to where I started and use a 50mm. One step forward, two steps back again, the story of my life.
I’m sailing like a driftwood on a windy bay.
I’m in a dark mood again. Problems are stacking up and blocking my view of the Sun. Staying positive has never been my strong suit. I need a change, maybe a day out, or a photoshoot, or even a new computer. Now that would really cheer me up.
Do you remember back in your 40’s when you received your first pair of slippers as a Christmas present and you swore you would at the very least kill the giver? How times change. In my 60’s I don’t feel embarrassed to tell you that I have a choice of 3 different pairs to wear around the house. I’ve even done shoots in them. Bet the models thought I was a real cool geezer.