This graduate session is close to my heart because its my cousin! She just graduated with her Doctorate and she’s the first woman in the family to attain such a title! PUT SOME REPECT ON HER NAME! I wish you so much success and joy in your field!
It's been raining for the past two weeks in Orlando, FL. This has made it bit hard to schedule shoots, so I decided to get a little creative. I called a good friend of mine Taylor and scheduled to shoot with her. (Taylor by the way is an amazing model, check her out! IG: tayluhfignewt). I've made a behind the scenes video you can find on my Youtube channel here: https://youtu.be/8CTi2zecukQ
Although it was a dreary and cloudy afternoon I took advantage of the balanced light the clouds provided. I put Taylor in the only corner of my room that had a window by it. When shooting indoors it's important to shoot next to natural lighting as much as possible. By putting Taylor's back to the window I had the advantage of the light falling all around her. Which gave off the glowy bright look in the photos.
The next shot looks like Taylor is sitting by a window and I'm shooting from the outside while it's raining right? Wrong! I took a large circular piece of glass and sprayed one side with water to make it look like Taylor was sitting at a window and it was raining. I saw this trick on a Youtube video called 6 Creative Photography Tricks You NEED To Try by Jessica Kobessi (SN: I LOVE her work!) Link: https://youtu.be/W4wA7J9nkzA The trick is called the "Rain Effect".
The third photo was taken on my patio space of my apartment. I made sure to position Taylor towards the light to make sure she was well lit. From there Taylor does what she does best, which is modeling! :)