Every one should have one…

You know, that one person you can call up anytime and say “Hey!  Can I shoot you?”  And they actually come over AND let you shoot them!

I’m lucky enough to have that kind of dedication from my daughter.  Apart from having big brown eyes and a head full of curls, she’s got personality plus.  It helps me enormously when I make her do weird things while I test my lighting, equipment, backdrops, ideas etc.  If you are a portrait photographer it’s imperative to use live models when testing out new photography styles before a paid photo session.  Luckily my daughter’s modeling fee is a home cooked meal.













Last year I had an assignment to take pictures of a pet black lab.  If you have ever taken pictures of your own Fido or Felix, you know that lighting fur can be tricky.  Before the shoot, I decided to practice with my daughter and a mink coat that I had lying around.

The previous lighting test helped enormously when I took pictures of Cody.  An unexpected result was the goofy series of images I have of my daughter in a fur coat.  Every time I look at those photographs, I can’t help but laugh.

I just wish she wasn’t so serious…

AnitaOctober 18, 2011 - 3:53 pm

Wonderful post, Janice!

JasmineOctober 19, 2011 - 8:58 am

serious is the name of the game lol

JaniceOctober 19, 2011 - 3:26 pm

Thanks Anita. If only everyone could see the edited images I have taken of her, they would get the real “Jaz’ experience!

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