Yesterday I decided to attend a workshop on Portrait photography being run by Alan Raga. As I quite often end up teaching other people this aspect of photography it was good to be able to kick back and enjoy the session. More particularly to try out a large Octobox softbox and a gridded beauty dish.

Our model for the day was the lovely Jess.

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She moved effortlessly for one pose to another but I decided that I wanted something a little bit different and that movement. As she had beautiful long hair I knew that the answer was to get it to move.

In my own studio I have a fan to do but a reflector and a willing assistant will get you half way there.

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Wanting more movement still I had she twist at the waist and then release as I pressed the shutter. I am very happy with the result.

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