Ryan and Fiona #1 / 1 September, 2007 [click for previous image: beyond the island]
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Title • Ryan and Fiona #1

As many of you will be aware, the vast majority of the portraits I post (of adults or children) aren't posed; i.e. they're spur of the moment shots of our children, people in the street, and so on.

For the job in Nassau though the majority of the shots involved photographing two models – Ryan Elliott and Fiona Brattle – in a variety of locations, clothes, poses, and so on. I guess that if you're used to shooting models, it isn't something you think about, at least not overtly, but I found it a really interesting and rewarding experience. Normally, my portraits are an attempt to capture a naturally occurring moment, in and amongst everything else that happens to be going on. When shots are posed though, it's a bit of a different story; i.e. what constitutes a "naturally occurring moment" is partly decided beforehand and then the shot is constructed accordingly.

The shots I'll be posting of Ryan and Fiona aren't any of the ones I shot for the commission and all were taken in one of two locations: in between the commissioned shots taken on a boat trip and on the beach one evening, when we had a bit of free time. Some were impromptu shots, others were directed by Ryan and Fiona.

As always, I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.

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RAW converter
7.07pm on 26/8/07
Canon 5D
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
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C1 Pro
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