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Dakota - Hand Print [ Hasselblad H2, 120mm Macro f/4, Kodak Portra 400 ]

Dakota - Hand Print [ Hasselblad H2, 120mm Macro f/4, Kodak Portra 400 ]

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LordRC

Couldn't do it without you ;)


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toppoyay

Sensational. Just out of curiosity, how do you arrange a shoot like this? I'm far from a professional, so I always wonder if it's like, a modelling agency that approaches you or if you go to them. Is it easier with models or do you do studio shoots with your average Joe?


LordRC

I contact the agencies or they contact me if they have someone I may find interesting to work with. People who aren't models are difficult to work with because they don't have the years of experience to understand lighting, posing, timing, not to blink and they develop an intuition for what the photographer is doing whilst shooting which saves frames and time. I don't shoot "normal" people because if I'm going to shoot packs of Portra 400 in an hour or two, then develop, make contact sheets, hand print the photos that I like then scan and process them it would be a real waste if there was nothing to show for it. The documentary and lifestyle photographers who shoot the "average Joe" may chuck a single roll 35mm in a camera once a week and if they get nothing it's not a big deal. Also models/muses have been around for over a millennia, nothing about Instagram has anything to do with it.


toppoyay

Fair enough! Thank you