Due to circumstance and availability I have spent the majority of my photographic career (very loose translation) shooting what I generally call subjects. What I mean by this is that the people I shoot are very rarely professional models and that means that more important than my lighting, composing, shooting is that I can quickly make the subject comfortable in front of the camera. This is not always the easiest thing to do. One of my favorite types to do this with is what popularly has become called the "milf" - the late 30 - early 50 woman that has a comfort level with her skin that comes with age. What they don't always have is the knowledge of what looks best in front of the camera. They have been the subjects of snap shots their whole lives. They haven't ever really sat down and said "I'm going to do a photo shoot" - I love these women. Men of this age are also a ton of fun to shoot since they have "character" in their faces and knowledge in their eyes. This post is about my most recent "model for a day" shoot.
1.5 hours with just one outfit for this shoot. No stylist or make up artist (that is what I'm looking for right now - someone I can trust to show up and do a great job at a reasonable price) - for this it was all one light. That is also on the verge of changing.
I hope you enjoy.