Having a double booking because your brain sometimes overflow can happen. At this shoot with Rachel Nordtømme I had just did that. To maintain the pace and production in addition to studying, I had a goal to have at least one extra photo shoot a week so keeping track on what deals I had done with what models was a bit of a challenge. The other model I also had made a deal with that evening was Trine Eide. Luckily for me Line Sofie Steinfinsbø was up for the challenge doing hair and make-up on both models. I remember Rachel was a bit of an underdog when she discovered that Trine also was going to model at the same time, but I calmed her down telling her to watch Trine and she might pick up some tricks. I believe Rachel did great on this shoot showing of a more bad ass attitude than she does in for instance Adressa’s Advent Calender with Rachel Nordtømme;)
Keeping the cost reduced by having the model bring some of their own clothes is a great way to practicing photography. My main goal in having to do photo shoots, or something with photo each day, even Sundays or in the holiday is to get better at it. One cannot get any better without practice. By doing shoots as often as you can, the different techniques you obtain can be applied when it really counts, both when it comes to lighting your scene and setting up your camera, but also the experience by directing a model finding out what works and what not to do. The look it self on the final result does not really depend on what the model is wearing or what make-up he or she has put on, it is what you manage to have your model to express that gives the image interestingness. Okay, you need to have some idea of what clothes to bring and what to put together, but all in all for practicing, it doesn’t really matter. Rachel had an okay wardrobe and we stuck with what she had.