Having a team around you on your photo shoot helps a lot. Having written only about older projects I wanted to show you something that I shot this year. It is a photo of Linda Fjølstad at Trend Models. It was shot at the same location I did my final exam at school, only a year or so later. Having done a lot of photo for the more common taste at Centerteam Reklamebyrå that spring I longed for doing something that not appealed to all. Helping me out on this shoot was Tina Larsen (fstyle.blogg.no). Having done a shoot an hour earlier with Zeleste Vejle, I picked up Marthe in Orkdal and drove off to Øysand where we arranged to meet with the model and hair and make-up artist. Knowing that there was a lot of drift wood and low tide in the area I chose that location for a reason. I hoped that this backdrop would give me a more of a deserted, post apocalyptic look and feel. All ready there Tina and Linda was almost done with the hair and make-up, I went to check out what angles and such was appropriate for the shoot. We had three or four different outfits to shoot, but having no strict plan nor any time schedule we mixed and made what fit the best and what we wanted the look to be. This is the most idealistic way for a photographer to work, great staff knowing their tasks, great weather and no stress.
Shooting these types of shots I tend to use my 35mm, in this shoot a f/2.0D, or a 70-200 f/2.8 telephoto lens, either to get closer to the model having some of the background in the frame to give the idea of the location with the wide angle or the telephoto lens to get those straight up and down shots focusing on the subject and just giving small hints on what is in the background.