Some of you might recall that I was having trouble finding models
. This weekend however, I was able to work with one of our own Garage Glamour models, who I had a wonderful time working with--JackiM
Before I post the images, let me give you a little background on my mental state working up to the shoot. Jacki came along when my opinion of models was pretty low, after sending out over 500 referrals at the other damned place and not having a single model work with me. Over a month ago when Jacki said that I could work with her, I thought she was joking. I've heard that before from many other models, but then, the model vanishes when I get my calendar out. But, Jacki held true to her word, and showed up exactly on time
looking beautiful as always.
Up to this point I was excited, in shock, and skepticalâ€”afraid that if I merely thought of the shoot I would surely jinx myself in to a cancellation. But, now that she was obviously serious, I was terrified. After all, I'm just a guy with a camera that fakes knowing how to use my camera, and I had an beautiful, experienced professional in front of me--on my third shoot. Fortunately, I had some ideas and Jacki was able to understand what I was explaining despite my nervous stuttering. This is when I learned a few things about Jacki and my skills.
She knows exactly what pose do and when. I didn't give any direction at all, partly because a tiger had my tongue--the proverbial cat is way too small to explain my condition with which I was inflicted. Also, it is very difficult to take a bad picture of Jacki, and when I did it was clearly my fault. And finally, she is truly a sweet and wonderful woman who is a joy to work and talk with (once you aren't intimidated anymore). Hopefully I will have the honor and privilege to work with her again soon.
Anyway, here are some images of Jacki. I'll post more soon in a continuing series...
For those of you who care, all of the images were done with a Nikon D100, AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D, and a blind and retarded monkey pushing the shutter release. The boxing series was natural light balanced with a flash bounced in a white umbrella. The photo in the pink shirt is all natural light. The apeture on all three is f/2.8.