How’s it going?
I must say that at the moment time really does seem to be flying by…more so than normal.
Still, as I’m sat here writing all I can see out of the window is sunshine and a blue sky so all is good 🙂
Ok so for today I thought I’d share a new picture from a recent Kick Boxer photo shoot that I’m calling FINISH IT!!!
On Monday next week I’ll be posting a run through of the photo shoot showing a look at some of the lighting set ups that I used for this shoot but for now here’s a look at how I originally worked the picture and how it ended up.
During the shoot as you can see from the smaller inset picture, I lit and photographed the scene with the intention of having a full length picture which is why we included such things as the bucket and bottle of water. However it wasn’t until looking through and sorting images in Lightroom after the photo shoot that this one to me screamed out that it needed to have a tighter crop.
In the picture the expression and connection between the boxer Steve and Coach / Trainer Mike I feel is such a powerful one that although working in a full length shot, cropping in tight for me makes it feel so much…does that make sense?
I guess if there’s any kind of message I’m trying to get across in this post it’s to be flexible to change and also not to just look at the entire scene but instead look for a connection, a feeling, an emotion. This is beginning to sound a little heavy I know but joking aside when all is said and done when it comes to our pictures ultimately we want them to project a story and to make the viewer feel something. This may well mean as in this case that you end up cropping entirely different to what you had planned but if it works…go for it!
Ok so like I said, on Monday I’ll have a Behind the Scenes post for you showing the lighting set up plus any tips and tricks from the shoot.
In the mean time you can check out a larger / better screen quality version of the picture above over my 500px portfolio page by CLICKING HERE
Hope you ‘Like’ it.
Thanks for stopping by,
Have a great weekend and I’ll catch you back here in a few days.