So here are some of my images from yesterdays shoot, I decided to keep all my compositions as simplistic as possible and convert each image into black and white using Photoshop. I used my Nikon D5100 and a 18-55mm lens, adjusting my settings as the lighting changed. I made a few adjustments to the exposure on Photoshop, this brought out the clouds more once converted into black and white.
Well as usual the weather wasn't great again today! So I decided to spend my time prop hunting, researching and planning!!
I found a lovely woven basket and mermaid tail skirt...The basket I plan to use as part of a children's portrait shoot, and the skirt combined with the sea shells I bought will be used as a mermaid inspired fashion shoot.
I then collected lots and lots of images from a fashion magazine, which I am going to put into a mood board, as inspiration for my upcoming portrait shoots. I also have been thinking about possible locations for shoots...I also came across a great website, which I will use as a reference for various photoshoot locations.
Recently, I came across the work of Elger Esser and I feel his work is most relevant to mention now. He is a German photographer, best known for his large format landscape prints.
"Esser’s landscapes are unmanipulated and simple in their composition; earth, air, and water become almost unidentifiable in images created using long exposures." (Artnet describes)
One of my favourite of his photographs is 'Seacliff II', the image perfectly composed and Esser has chosen a great high vantage point to take the photograph. He is able to emphasis the vast expanse of the coastline using long exposures to completely empty the scene and create a smooth flow.