Sleek Advertising Shoot

I did a test run today for an upcoming advertising shoot for Mainostoimisto Speciaali. “Hangout”, maybe this is the thing ups in your mind when looking at this photo. If your answer is yes, we have synchronized minds. Yet, my concept was not merely the same as it is. At first, intended to create a concept where ladies are waiting for friends. Then, I changed to just making two of them as the focus. Therefore, I used the smaller car with only two persons.

You may ask, “why didn’t you have more girls?” Yes, I actually once thought about that. When many girls come together it can look more interesting, that is cheerleader effect. However, many in films, stories, or images picture two women share a similar characteristic, and it is also interesting. Like many in Barbie films or teen films, two girls with different personality yet similar appearance are interesting. Hence, I thought to need such concept.

I decided to image one girl as the blonde and another as the brown hair, just like common concept. The brown one who has darker hair also has stronger appearance features. Meanwhile, the blonde has a softer image. Then, I tried to make the photo looks dramatic. This is my taste in photography. Fortunately, the blue color of the car is very nice to make a sleek image. I decided not to make the green background really dominant because the overall impression will be nice only with girls in the car.
At the end, the concept I tried to transfer is the classical beauty. Not only the beauty of the girls but overall look the girls in the car. The scheme of girl and the car is applied in a car dealer. The car looks more interesting with the girl. Of course in this photo, I did not make the car as the main focus, yet the car looks beautiful with the girls.

I synchronized the classic car with the look of girls. Hence, the hair dos were intentionally created so. The classic style can produce more dramatic nuance, in many things. Additionally, the girls saw the camera from behind. There is a reason behind this, I needed to show up the behind part of the car that is unique and classic. Instead of choosing the photo with the front angle, this photo from the back is better. I made the girls and car focus being sharper, so the color looks more stunning and contrasts from the background. Hence the main perception for the photo is the girls are going to a party.

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Railway Station Moment

I had thought that it might be hard to snap a child in his best emotion. Then I realized that kids always have the most honest expressions. Therefore, I did not get any significant hurdles snapping this boy. The main difficulty was just dealing with his super active movements. Yet, gratefully with one and two lures, he was able to follow my direction. Hence, from the several snaps, I chose this one as the best.

I did not purposely make this photo as fashion snap, yet it partly comes that way in natural. Although this boy looks chic in his coat and hat, I never thought this photo will look fashionable. Yet, talking about being fashionable in photography, this snap has it all. The costumes and the tones were very supportive. Kids are always cute in adults’ costumes. Yet, I did not want to erase all the childlike nuances, thus I let him bring a doll.

Fortunately, when I was taking this photo, the background nuance was in the same tone with this boy costumes. This is the most beautiful railway I found. Not only because it is so tranquil, but the nature is very pretty. I did not take much effort for this photo since the grass and plants colors are naturally brownish-green.

I intended to make a concept like coming back to the homeland and it was a success. The light of the sky was not too bright or too dim. The sky was yellowish, so it fell beautifully on the street and the grass. I think the season played the best role when I tried to create such background.

Working with this little model was quite funny. Although I did not forcibly make them with certain postures, he followed the harmony naturally. I think he is quite good in positioning his body. He was simply staring at us and bringing two items in both hands.

When you look at this snap deeper, the items in both hands impress different feeling. The suit with scratches looks mature and classic. Meanwhile, the doll impresses his cuteness. I did not tell him to bring the doll in a specific way, therefore this child focus comes naturally.

I hope in my next work with kids will come as good as this photo. The most interesting part is, of course, dressing them and indirectly luring them to make a certain pose.
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Say It with a Dance

I have taken countless pictures with mainstream poses. I could say that I am a little bit bored with sweet and calm poses. As a photographer, I want to challenge myself. It is necessary to explore so many different poses and styles. Otherwise, my photography skill will be the same. There would not be any progress. Therefore, I do not want to limit myself. I wanted to test my ability in taking shots. This time, I have a dancer as the main object of my photo shoot. There are many interesting aspects of this picture to share. I am pleased that I have a nice picture of the dancer.

Move and Shine

This photo shoot is unique. I do not have to arrange the angle or the position of the model. Usually, I give the examples to the model. In the other time, I ask the model to fit with the theme of the photo shoot. However, it did not happen in this photo session. The one that had to arrange the best position was I! Yes, I had to catch the movement of the dancer. Therefore, I used all my photography skills to create great pictures. In addition, I still had to think about the artistic side. I wanted to have an energetic picture without forgetting the artsy aspects.

I did not choose a dance studio as the main location. I wanted something unique and natural. In my opinion, dancing should be a free activity. This piece of art flows like the river. We can dance anywhere we want. This is the spirit of a modern society. There are no boundaries when it comes to art. This message should be delivered perfectly. Therefore, I choose an empty garage for the location. The stone wall and the grey floor gave the urban look. They were modest. However, they have the modern accents that I wanted to show in the picture.

This photo shoot was very fast. It was because I did not take part in the movement of the dancer. I let her do the dance moves. While the model was moving and dancing, I tried my best to find the best shots. Suddenly, I caught a ballet like movement. The dancer was like a swan emerged from the lake. Her movement was smooth but powerful. Her hands moved gracefully. Meanwhile, her body bent and made a curve. This pose showed the flexibility of her body. Furthermore, I love the facial expression of the dancer. She enjoyed dancing and she did not shy at all to show it to the world.
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