And now for something completely different...
I stepped outside my typical look to pursue a bit more of the glamour/boudoir style at the request of Shanise, the model in the photos. The intent was to produce images that are sexy but still classy. I think it was a successful attempt.
We headed out to an abandoned garage without a roof in the downtown area. It's a favorite spot for local photographers due to the interesting textures, the weeds growing in one end of the structure and the rusty metal crossbeams that once supported a roof. The chosen time for the shoot was very late afternoon, approaching sunset. The sun was streaming through the empty roof and hitting the far wall, producing a very warm light against a very complimentary tone of on the wall. Shadows crossed the wall from the sun hitting the roof supports. It looked like a perfect opportunity for a first round of images. Shanise was a little late in arriving due to some issues with the makeup but it ended up being perfect timing -- she went straight over to the wall and we immediately began shooting with the sun as a key light and the Setti 28" dish as fill light.
The photos were turning out well right from the start. The whole shoot went smoothly and wrapped up after shooting at several spots within the garage.