29 September 2015
Before I even begin to write about this image, I have to confess it isn't my image. It sort of is, but it isn’t. Let me explain:
I went along to a free studio shoot run by Olympus - the usual sort of thing, with an Olympus ambassador (I was shooting using an Olympus camera - although I have other cameras too) and it looked a fun way to spend a couple of hours not far from home.
We began by having a coffee of course, then taking meter readings (light, not gas or electric) and building up the lights one by one (layering, I think they call it) until it looked pretty cool. The model had been professionally made up and we were good to go.
I lent my camera to my son (who is 9 and who wanted to have a go) and borrowed a brand spanking new Olympus camera (a something something mark 2) and lens 75mm.
We shot away and afterwards I discovered that the camera I had borrowed was so new that there is no Adobe Camera Raw software to support it yet and I have no images to process (I will just wait till the software updates come out) but my own camera had a number of useable shots taken by Alex, my son for whom this was the first time in a studio.
So technically he pressed the shutter and captured this image and I am super proud of him for directing a model and generally getting on with it all. But I am his dad and it’s my camera and I paid for the car park so I think we share the glory on this one.
Image ©: Alex Hoffman (and Dad)