Grid Girls at Evergreen Speedway Set One
Sometimes you just hit it right on all the numbers, and a good friend of mine over at Femme Photo LTD was doing a race track shoot over at Evergreen Speedway. Femme Photo LTD is one of the cooler groups to work with for both learning models and learning photographers. It gives everyone a good chance to learn, grow, and get better at what we are wanting to do with our lives. If you are in the Seattle area, you really should check them out.
I was working with Model Madison along with one of my favorite photographers Chris for one segment of the photo shoot. Chris is great for posing people, which is one of my hardest things to do with a model. While Chris ran the poses, I was able to ride side saddle with him and get some amazing shots of Madison as a Grid Girl. Yes this is a black SS and a black bikini, along with some amazing clouds off in the distance, which reminds me of the idea that there is a storm coming. The way the model is posed and the framing of the clouds, the car, and the rest of it just adds to the idea that yes indeed there is a storm coming. Riding a SS, and dressed to kill.
This shot was done in natural light, with the camera set to 100 ASA, Aperture Priority on my Nikon D5100. We were also using a reflector using the Gold side to help capture what little sun there was involved with the photo shoot. It was nice to see the highlights show up by using natural light and adding some extra color to the skin tones by using the gold reflector. I have one of those 5 in 1 42 inch reflectors that works wonderfully in light where it is variable, and I want to add color, or just add neutral light by using the white side.
Overall I think this set turned out really nicely, and displays some attitude to go along with what we were trying to do. I learned a lot along the way especially with lighting and how to manage getting the expressions that you really do want to get while posing someone. I think that for beginning and even intermediate model photographers, posing ends up being one of the hardest things to do. We generally don’t like to “boss someone around”, but to get the shot you want, sometimes you have to, and when you do you might just end up with something very cool.