The latest model I have had the pleasure to photograph is Skye, and since this was her first photo shoot I was only too pleased to accept the assignment.
Skye is originally from Ipswich but has recently moved around 100 miles to a small market town in Norfolk, where she house shares with three others. Skye is very new to the area, and since she has spent just three days in her new home she is still finding her feet, discovering her boundaries and also what she can (and cannot) get away with.
Skye is an excitable character, I would say verging on the hyper active, and when you combine this with her camera shyness (this is not unusual given this was her first time in front of the camera) getting decent shots required a lot of patience, a lot of running around, a lot of missed shots and a lot of time spent communicating and directing her, most of which fell on deaf ears.
Photographing Skye has been one of the most challenging shoots I have done in a while, and it has made me realize there are a few areas in which I need to brush up my skills for future shoots. Even though the shoot was challenging it was good fun and I am looking forward to my next shoot with Skye.
Anyway, I am sure you are all eager to see the results of my shoot and below are a few of my personal favorites:-
As you can see, Skye is a 7 week old standard poodle puppy, and she is absolutely adorable. Skye is a bit of a nightmare to shoot, but I am sure with age, experience and time to settle into her new surroundings things will change.
All of the photos of Skye were taken with a Canon 6d camera and Canon 35mm F2 IS lens. I could have opted for a tele lens, which would have made the shoot easier however I wanted to use a fast and wide prime lens so I had to get in close and personal for engaging shots.