Model Photoshoot with Jisu Kim and Eric Banuelos
If you missed them feel free to go and check them out and come back. As I mentioned in those posts I was working with Eric doing some shots, I broke out my flash to get a clearer background with much more detail at F/8 and still have his face nice lit up well. Jisu was doing some work with another photographer right along the same wall we were working on.
AH HA! I great idea came to me, coupling the models up might make for a great image here. I asked both models if they’re comfortable doing some shots together. Both agreed. NO, They’re not a real couple. But they’re both serious about doing modelling, so they were willing and it worked well. We started out having Jisu lean back on Eric, and played around with a few shots.
I didn’t really even edit much of the photographs for that setup, as it was nice, but not exactly what we were looking for. But the above photograph, I’ve added just to give you an idea of what we were working with. But it was surely not our shot. So moving on. It’s getting more intimate now, we asked Jisu if she wouldn’t mind leaning on Eric, however the other way this time, as that would make the shot that much better. Here’s what we did next.
Getting warmer, aren’t we? The last of my requests were to close in the gap by getting in tighter, and having Eric loosen up his left arm a bit. Then we came in for the killer shot, one of my favourites from the day of shooting.
And here it is my shot of the two. Both look absolutely gorgeous. Very sharp looking as well. As a photographer, the work doesn’t end there thought, does it? Getting back home I was excited to get this photo uploaded to the computer and begin some editing. although I still like the colour shot, with exception to the yellow writing on the building behind Jisu, I made a quick decision to develop the final shot as a black and white photograph with a lot of contrast. I also gave some more thought to the brick wall and the block on the left of the image, which would jump out a lot as black and white. I carefully removed the block and filled it in with similar looking buildings as the right side, actually filling it in with the same buildings, and doing some touch ups here and there to give me my final result. (sorry actually a photograph just a little after the above colour one).
There we have it a photograph that I’m particularly proud of from the day of shooting.
I’m on the look out to do much more photography, if you’re a model living in Seoul and would like to work on a concept together get in touch with me. If your a fellow photographer, working on interesting concepts of your own, I’ve been doing collaboration projects with photographers around the world, interviews, and will have video projects coming as well. (For example have a look at our project with Marvin Buhian, Tejal Mewar, or Allan Malolos Castro.) The projects are great for learning with or be inspired by. Also if you have something interesting, be sure to share it with me. We can potentially have a project together.
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