Smile, you’re on camera

Patna prefers to hide her smile most of the time. That’s just part of loving who she is. But, when she does smile, it’s a wonderful thing. Just ask for a smile on demand, that is not how it works.

Fortunately, for this special birthday celebratory photo shoot, Patna was having fun and smiling.

Close Up Smiles

Don’t recall how many of the poses were her idea and how many were mine, but it was plenty of fun.

Lesson learned… when shooting in such intense sunlight, have a reflector to counter the angle of the sun.

Not all the close ups were of smiles though… hopefully… Patna doesn’t mind

Few Outtakes

Not all the images were tightly zoomed. Here are a few that were “more normal”. In retrospect, the change in background did help a little with the sun, but not enough. The use of flash came later in the shoot… but I had not set it well enough for the amount of sunlight I was dealing with. Good to review these lessons so future shoots happen even better.

Editorial Note: This post was originally shared on March 22, 2018 in the project section. It is now relocated to the blog as part of the 2018 audit process. 

the links, posts titles, and images below will direct you to the various galleries and posts. just click on the title or image to be directed to the story/gallery

The Blog Posts…

All the blog posts about Patna will be listed below…

Patna’s Blog Posts

  • Urban Runway - When everyone sees you for your worse... but someone dares see you for yourself... it can bring out one's inner child. The "photog" returns from the archives with a story that touched him about a muse he once had.
  • The Time of a Close Up - When Patna smiles... something magical happens. During a birthday celebration shoot... worked on my close-up skills. Sharing a few memories and a gallery of this shoot.
  • Concrete, Metal, Heels - Taking a photo shoot to a construction site... to contrast a dressy look and the concrete jungle of urban life
  • Smile, you’re on camera - Patna does a photo session around the color purple. A bit of close ups. This is the photo gallery post with a few lessons sprinkled in

Model Project of Patna

Concrete Jungle Shoot

The home of the concrete jungle shoot with Patna as she lit up her Urban Runway

All future musings and galleries on this theme will show up here

Purple Lined

Patna loves the color purple. Might as well muse and focus on it. A bit of up close photo work

The home of all the related posts of close up purple


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