brand new body of work that I have because
of it. It reminded me of the importance of
setting aside some regular time for personal
projects. It’s just as important as the work
that pays. To this day, I try to schedule at least
one personal shoot per month. It’s not only
creatively invigorating, but I have booked
many fashion and portrait assignments as a
direct result of these projects.
The following images (opposite page and
right) are an example of the kind of work
I produced during those two months. I
would usually try to achieve three looks
during each session while working with the
strengths of the model.
Jerry Ghionis is widely regarded as
one of the top wedding and portrait
photographers and educators in the
world. He is a USA Nikon Ambassador
and has won more awards than any other
photographer at WPPI, where he became
the first Grand Master.
LEFT: Although the “hair flip” is a cliché,
it’s so much fun do with the right girl with
the right hair. Movement was used to
create this image, but the hair coloring
makes her hair look like it’s on fire. ABOVE:
I love the static yet sense of movement
achieved in this image. You experience
the moment but imagine the moments
before and after this image.
CAMERA: Nikon D5 LENS: 70-200mm f/8 EXPOSURE: 1/250 sec ISO: 100
LIGHTING: Profoto B1 BACKGROUND: Oliphant