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Georgia 1

By franfoto
Hello again,
It's been quite a while since I spent some time on EPZ and I have missed you all so hopefully I will be catching up over this weekend.

This is Georgia, the teenage grandchild of some friends of ours, she asked me if I could "make her look like one of my models" and was delighted when I presented her with her two favourites from the shoot, this being one of them. Georgia has never posed in front of a camera before and apart from snaps on mobile phones etc., she has never had what she called a 'proper portrait' that she liked.
We took her best friend along to assist with equipment and reflectors and after about an hour of shooting, Georgia really got into it and started to relax and enjoy the experience.
From my part, it was refreshing to have a couple of giggly teenagers who were willing to take direction, listen and learn and most of all, have fun on this informal shoot.
Version 2 has a 'glamour glow' added for effect.
The light was contrasty but we managed to find some interesting shaded areas with pockets of sunlight and I used a gold reflector to add warmth to the models pale skin and highlight the auburn tones in her hair.

Hope you all have a great weekend and thanks for looking in on me again.


Tags: Park Teenager Natural light Portraits and people

Voters: CarolG, Daisymaye, Stace and 20 more

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CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
22 Jul 2011 12:44PM
Beautifully captured, Fran, no wonder she is pleased with these. Carol
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
22 Jul 2011 12:57PM
A beautifully captured portrait: interesting to read your intro and how you went about the shoot. I'm sure Georgia will be over the moon with your work.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
22 Jul 2011 1:09PM
These are lovely Fran. I'm sure Georgia will love them both. What a lovely experience for her to have you spend this time with her and show her and her friend how you work.............Sandy
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 3:16PM
She was lucky to have you doing these for her first ...
Cant decide between the two which i prefer !!!
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
22 Jul 2011 3:57PM
I am sure this young lady will treasure these fine portraits Fran. Just subtle differences in lighting but they are quite positive. I think my favourite is V1.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
22 Jul 2011 4:55PM
The light for both is extremely well done, pleasing--- There may be a future for in modeling---she seems to have instinctively molded to her prop well

Splendid work here!'

Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 6:59PM
she looks relaxed and natural in these, and you should be very proud of yourself they look every bit the magazine style captures. She has such lovely eyes and they are captured so well, and a close up of the eyes would also make a lovely image.

very nicely done

Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
22 Jul 2011 9:14PM
A lovely natural outdoor portrait Fran, she looks very relaxed which is testament to your camera skills
pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 9:18PM
well done Fran no wonder your new model was pleased with the resulting photo
bricurtis Plus
15 2.4k 50 England
22 Jul 2011 9:29PM
I would go with V1 Fran - just my preference for the more natural skin tones.
Herge88 Plus
13 40 6 England
23 Jul 2011 11:13AM
I am sure she was delighted with these Fran, its version one for me.

Best Matt
23 Jul 2011 4:34PM
A fine pair Fran. Difficult to choose between them,

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