I arranged a shoot with a new model, well new to me anyways, ChinaStar. She had been badgering me for ages to shoot together and I finally caved in and we organised a shoot. You might be wondering why I was reluctant to shoot with her, well the simple reason is currently I’m tending to book shoots with the object of having dual output; content for my own print portfolio and content for my more explicit member’s pay-to-view website www.Erotica-Babes.com. As a result I book models who work to higher levels than full frontal nude (art-nude). So in this instance we were planning to shoot content for my print portfolio which meant shooting to full-frontal nude as a maximum level.
Ideas and the number of shots
When I shoot for my own print portfolio I tend to do short bursts of say 25-35 images and then move onto another idea and setup. I do take less shots if the idea stinks and has no legs! However, rarely do I take more than 35 images on an idea, there are a couple of reasons for this:
- How many images can you use from an idea or set, 2 or 3 at most so it’s wasting time shooting more when you have your 2 or 3 that you are happy with.
- The model may get bored and therefore has a tendency to repeat poses and looks.
- Changing ideas and sets frequently keeps the session fresh and interesting for both parties.
- New stimuli or props, sets and ideas allows both parties to keep being creative; routine and repetitive actions stifle creativity.
Below are some of the images from our 4 hour session, as you can see they are all from different sets apart with 3 being the most from any one set/idea.