Portrait Session on Concho Ave.
Had the opportunity to help a young model begin building her portfolio this past Saturday. Brittany, her mother and I headed to downtown San Angelo's Concho Avenue for some portraits around the colorful shops down there. The store fronts are built up in an old West style with darker colors and wood posts. Even the walls around the parking lots offered some great backgrounds with their rough stone construction.
Nicole helped set up the lights for a few one, two and three-light configurations. We started on the edge of an old stone wall with some portraits against the backdrop of an old brick building illuminated by late afternoon sun. We next used the wall itself as a backdrop and added some color using a gelled light to get a dramatic background. Finally, we headed over to the front of the building for some shots of the setting sun streaming through the support beams attached to the cover over the sidewalk. We were lucky to catch the scene at exactly the right time of year where the sunset lines up with the street, making the front of the buildings glow.