(Costa Mesa, October 2009)
Yesterday I helped Shannon do a run through to practice working with lights and getting her model and friend, Megan comfortable with having her picture taken. We used instant film back which is very helpful to get more practice with using the 4x5 and seeing how the lighting looks. Digitally it doesn't seem to come out the same.
This practice was for our "Old World" project which is take a portrait of someone with the 4x5 camera and stylize it to feel as though it was taken before 1920's.
The idea for my portrait is to feature my roommate who will be wearing a traditional Vietnamese dress sitting at a table. I will post up test shots once I get them.