I started the new year with thoughts of new shoots and new techniques and new light. And I had the pleasure of working with model and actor Sylverine Albertina. This 1st shoot was a complete trial – and a good thing. But also a difficult thing, when you’ve gotten so used to doing something a particular way and particularly well that way. Luckily, I was working with a talented artist who made my job easy. What I loved about the shoot was I got excited again about ‘studio’ light and what you can do with it when you learn to control it. What I loved about working with Sylverine? She is all of easy going, fun and so talented, that I can shoot with my eyes closed and just my finger on the button ;)
Follow Sylverine on her social’s here:
Instagram – @thesylverine
Youtube – @ tinalovesyouall2much
Twitter – @FKA_Tina
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Ardean Peters is a Photographer in Toronto who loves connecting with new & interesting people and finding great light.
Hey guys! I was featured on Casey Palmer’s blog for Black History month, in a series that looks at what it’s like to be part of the black minority in Canada. Read what I had to say about growing up black, by clicking on the link below 🤔
Note: The two lovely photos of me in the article are by Film Photographer Michel Eberhard at http://www.badcamera.com
Editing (and lot’s of it) this session, I’m reminded how much I love natural light. My client asked me which I preferred; shooting in studio or on location with natural light. I admit, I had to stop and think about it. There is definitely an advantage to shooting indoors and not having to worry about weather, but working outdoor in natural light won out. There is something great about scouting as you shoot, looking for and discovering great light pockets. And there is always the challenge of how to make it work – like with this session that I shot from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, when the sun is the highest and the harshest. You have to find spots that work both compositionally and provide good soft light and I love when I hit it. It’s the best feeling.
Canon 5DM2 | 85mm f1.8 | f1.8 (shoot wide open, why don’t ya? ;)
This is a super tight crop of the original. Man, how I love this shot.