I looked the person up on Instagram and discovered everything was legit, and she asked me could I take some photos of her doing some yoga. We met, by chance, in the pub and I quickly realised that I had nothing to fear. I'm very slightly socially awkward and a complete introvert. The only thing I did fear was that I knew nothing about how to proceed and how to take portraits in photography. Thank heavens for YouTube and Google. I had the necessary kit in my bag and said I would meet her after work on the Thursday...
I picked her up and we headed off to Hangar à Bananes, which at that hour of the day is fine. The weather was good and the light breeze would act as a fan. I thought, yeah, I can actually do this!
As in most things the warm-up is essential. Even when I'm in town doing my "normal" thing you always need to get your eye working correctly. You need to see the photos before taking them, and you'll take a few shots that don't work but it puts you on to the right path to those which will work.
Keep it simple Stupid!
As the shoot progressed I got into it and actually felt confident about what the heck I was doing. I went into automatic pilot and just got on with it!
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