August 06, 2018

Carol, Hailey & Ingrid by the Ocean (Prospect, Nova Scotia)

Digital infrared original

After the short and chilly first session for Hailey a month earlier, I was determined to facilitate a more typical (and warmer) session to really introduce her to what I do. After a couple of false starts blocked by poor weather or changing plans, things came together, and the same three models (Carol, Hailey and Ingrid) joined me at the coast for a lovely, warm evening of making images.

Digital infrared original

The evening light, while pleasant, was brutally hash, which made posing in it challenging; in the end, many of the compositions of the early part of the session were back-lit, setting the models against the light and the sky, and taking advantage of the higher shadow detail provided by the infrared camera.

Digital infrared original

Though we worked for two full hours, the most magical portion of the session was a feverous fifteen minutes working with a lovely rock formation and pool I came across during the second half of the session. The near perfect black circle in the pale granite rock was incredibly striking, and I immediately knew I needed to make an image of it - with a model.

Digital infrared original, 3 frame blend

The final images of the session were made on a lovely set of water-smoothed rocks as the sun was moving towards the horizon. As the stones moved directly away from the camera, I asked each model to find a pose within the setting, planning to composite the final image together with the best of each model's poses. In the end, the poses had too many conflicts (bodies blocking other bodies) so the best outcome was of two Ingrid's and a Hailey, posing moments apart, and only meter's away

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