Changing Gears

I have mostly been doing all types of landscape photography for the past 5 years in the Houston area and I enjoy it immensely, it is a great way to relax, get out of the hustle and bustle of the city. However last year I started to mix in some natural light portrait photography, to give me a new change and a change of pace. The last six months I have put in a lot of time and practice to be able to get professional looking images. You might be wondering what I mean by “natural light” it means I use no flash/strobe or any type of artificial lighting. I only use the light that is there.  This adds an additional challenge to find the good light. Plus just like my landscape images I like my images to be exactly how it looked when I shot the images. So this year I will be dedicating most of time to natural light portraits with some landscape sprinkled in just for a change of pace.  Last weekend I had the pleasure of photographing two models, one on Saturday and the other on Sunday. The model on Saturday was Jaimie Besier from Houston. She had been out of modeling for a little while but had moved back to Houston was starting to model again. On Sunday I was very fortunate the model was Nitika Sachdev an international model that also does many international commercials. Nitika lives in Singapore but she was here in Houston visiting her sister. Being able to photoshoot someone with her experience was amazing. Working with experienced models like Jamie and Nitika teach you some much about different aspect of poses and facial expressions. Wow! I learned so much from these ladies. My next photoshoot is a week from this Saturday with Han Jiang whom I have worked with before. Han lives here in Houston and does modeling on the side. A few years ago she was runner up for miss Chinese North American. This photoshoot will be at a location that I have not shot at before. But I have scouted the place and have a good idea the areas where I want shoot her and how want to shoot her. The top photo is Jamie and the bottom photo is Nikita.  

Settings; F4, 1/500 sec, ISO 200