I had a planned to do a shoot for a portfolio with Dawn. She is a model based near by Happy Valley in AZ. During the initial interview I realized that she was into horses and had access to the horse boarding ranch that she has her horse in. When I heard this I was excited since this meant that we would be able to be shoot somewhat sheltered from the Sun, but more importantly we would be able to bring in some interesting things to the photography. Indeed we would work to create a western feeling and mix it up with fashion to finally use her horse in the sunset frames we had planned to culminate the shoot.
The following sample shots are a peak into what we got out of that shoot.
And then we worked in a barn at he horse boarding ranch. A typical Arizona deal.
I'd say we got some pretty nice frames.
On the photo above, we worked with some natural light coming from a window (camera left), added a reflector to fill some of the bottom shadows and added some strobe (camera right) to fill on the face and body. We recreated a nice feel of country/western using light and then post processing into a sepia tone. We gave this shot a little of attitude on the expression and pose and "Voila"! Notice the props used. Original western working weaponry. My assistant on this shoot, a local photographer, married to a model who I shot earlier in the week, Bruce, he volunteered a few great western weapons and holster. This really made the shots.
Lovely! How can you not like this place !! :-)
Keeping it real!