Krister

Today, I improvised a photo shoot at work. I asked Krister if he would like to pose for a portrait and he jumped right away into the boat. It wasn't that easy, beacuase I had found a room with great light, however when we went there it was already being used. At the end Krister came up with a good spot on a different floor.

I have found that the most difficult thing when taking someone's portrait is to get the person confotable in front of the camera. I always thought that you had to nail a good composition and the technical stuff. But at the end of the day if you don't get an interesting expresion or at least your subject is relaxed, the pictures are not going to turn good. Coaching someone is really hard. I had to play some tricks to get Krister relaxed. One of the best things is to ask them to do something and you lure them taking some pictures of that action, but what I am really waiting is for the moment in between the action. Then the person normally forget the camera for a split of a second.

It is also interesting to see how the pictures evolve from the start of the photo shoot to then end. It is like practicing a sport. Both the model and the photographer have to get warmed up, get some practique shots, and just then you really start getting good pics.

I had taken pictures of some colleagues, but lately I had being using flash. This time I wanted to use just natural light. I think it worked quite well. (This reminds me I should upload some of the pictures from the past shoots)

Here are the pics of the session. Please leave a comment and share the link to this blog post.

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