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.

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.

Model Project of Patna

Concrete, Metal, Heels

When a set of photos tell a story better than a blog post…you’ve got to show the Urban Runway for readers to understand the contrast well.

Model Session in the Summer

Smile, you’re on camera

Sometimes… a smile is hard to get.. but when gotten… looks amazing. Especially in closeup

Gallery for the blog post of the day


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