Saturday afternoon at the racecourse

Cheyenne is an Upper Hutt model who posted on Facebook that she wanted to update her portfolio. We met and agreed to do two shoots. The first was a location fashion shoot which we decided would be in the grounds of Trentham Racecourse.

Now location shooting is okay but it has a major drawback that you are reliant on the weather gods playing ball. All through the week the forecasts had not been promising with rain and strong winds predicted.

I knew that the racecourse did provide opportunities for shelter should be rain arrive. Fortunately it did not and we were able to use a number of locations for different looks.

While most of the shots were natural light I did try out my new Lume Cube aimed at a golden reflector to try to introduce some golden light into the images.

I loved how the tones of Cheyenne’s top matched in with the autumn leaves. The Lume Cube was aimed at a large reflector to give the slightest hint of natural light.
We shot this image against the sky which caused the metering to fail completely. Using bare flash however was giving a much too hard light so I used by hand as a bunch on top of the flash.

Chy had asked if she could bring along a friend. Now I know lots of photographers do not allow this but I have no problems. Hine was a really good sort and found it very amusing when I said that she had an important role as a Voice Activated Light Stand (VALS).

A change of costume and a different location for a different look. In this case lighting  was mainly flash using a shoot through umbrella. 
If you tag along to a shoot in full makeup then you can expect that I will get you in front of the camera as well.Fortunately Hine didn’t seem to mind.

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