External Opportunities – Creative Portrait Shoot using flash and Capture One

Advanced Studio Practice 2B – Outcome 2 – External Opportunity and write up
Advanced Techniques & Process 2B – Outcome 2
PDP – Outcome 2

I was asked to come photograph for a make-up artist i am collaborating with, The aim was to capture portraits of her creative mermaid creature. I wanted to capture the detail and texture within the make-up and also the contexts behind the shoot itself – a mermaid been turned to the dark side – it’s taking over her.

I met my aims. I managed to capture close up shots which show the detail within the make-up and also portraits which explore the character being portrayed.

I managed to capture these images on a small piece of white wall using my flash gun and balance card. I am happy with the affect however i would like to try more creative shoots within studio conditions with different light sources to catch further detail.

I have arranged further shoots with the make-up artist and model.

How is this opportunity related to my photography career?

– further experience with creative portraiture shoots
– working in small, limited locations – thinking on the spot and making the best of a bad situation
– confidence with using my flash has improved – i now know what i need to do and how to use it correctly
– collaborating with models and make-up artists – building up client basis and realtionships


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Olivia Bates

My aim is to delve in to the alliance between fashion and people so I can explore the link between the subjects in order to communicate my image I have the ability to approach any difficult situation and solve any problems to find resolutions in order to work efficiently. I can manage situations, communicate honestly and have a trustworthy manner as I am expressive and take no nonsense which allows me to get the job done. Please contact me at; livbates93@gmail.com and visit my website; www.oliviabatesphotography.foliohd.com

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