Smiles in Profile

By: Gustav Hoiland

Mar 17 2011

Category: portrait, studio

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Focal Length:85mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 7D

Angles of Hair

So I’ve realized people photography in the studio is difficult for me because I have no idea what I want. I’m used to staring at a wine bottle, shoe, or whatever else is in front of me for a couple minutes, really examining it. Popping off some shots, seeing what I see, generally experimenting. But when you have a live subject… all of a sudden I feel this immediate pressure to make something happen. It’s as if it’s expected that I have an exact idea of what I want.

The second thing I’ve realized is that I generally come out with much better material than I think I created. This is one such lovely.

More Saturday.

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